Online Lesson Plans Make Black History Interactive

Teachers: Commemorate February with Web-ready resources

changes color to show the population of enslaved and free blacks in the North vs. the South. Students can read actual interviews with ex-slaves, including a few who escaped on the Underground Railroad. Afterwards, students are encouraged to imagine their own stories and write their narrative online, which could potentially appear on

The Scholastic teacher’s activity guide includes a collection of images, documents, and interviews of people who lived through this historic time and also a lesson plan helping to explain the Fugitive Slave Act of 1854.

Renita Burns also reported for this story.

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2 Responses to Online Lesson Plans Make Black History Interactive

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  2. Kathryn says:

    It’s always important to emphasize the education of black history to America’s youth. One way to do that is to make Black History relevant, and not just something printed on the page. Gilbert King, who is writing a book about Thurgood Marshall, made a short movie to show how the election of Barack Obama as our president depended on the work of the people that came before him. Check out the video here!

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