Each and every February, I see parents become frazzled over Black History Month. Either they are upset that their children never learn enough about Black History within the shortest month of the year, or they are scouring the internet looking for information, books, videos, and any pertinent information that can help them teach Black History to their own kids. I have to admit, I used to be the latter.
Even though Black History is something that I’ve learned about on a constant basis since I started grade school, it became a whole different ball game once I had kids. I felt myself doing just like every other parent: focusing on learning about Martin Luther King, The “I Have A Dream” speech, Rosa Parks, and other subjects that felt
safe appropriate enough to teach Black History to your children. We never delved into the real aspects of Black History, or studied the other pioneers of The Civil Rights Movement. That changes this year.
By the end of our current homeschool semester, my goal is to have my son fully study The Civil Rights Movement, including a few activists that the mainstream has never heard of. This particular mini curriculum will focus on why and how The March on Washington was created, as well as two very influential Pioneers of The Civil Rights Movement, Bayard Rustin and A. Philip Randolph. We’ve already started, and my son can’t wait to learn more. That’s music to my ears!
The best part of the mini curriculum is that parents of homeschooled children and children who attend traditional school can utilize it. Since that is the case, I decided to place the mini curriculum for purchase here on 4 Hats and Frugal. If you are a parent looking to teach Black History to your children this February, grab this curriculum!
Here is what is included:
Summary of subjects mentioned
Links to pertinent articles, learning materials, videos and podcasts
Discussion points and extended learning materials
While I created this curriculum for my 9 year old 4th grader, I believe this would be a great curriculum for children in 2nd grade, and older. You may have to help them with researching topics that they will want to learn about in detail.
I hope this curriculum encourages you to teach your children even more about Black History, and some of the aspects of the subject that you’ve never explored before. If this curriculum ends up helping you, please leave a comment below or send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m hoping to create a few more before the month is done, and I would love your feedback.