Celebrating Black History Month

  • : ASPDP@schools.nyc.gov
  • : 11 Feb 2019


It's February, and we're celebrating Black History Month here at ASPDP. This month, as we highlight the achievements and contributions of African-Americans throughout history, we are also deepening our continued commitment to reflecting on and addressing racial inequities in our schools and beyond.

These resources, available on WeTeachNYC, provide lesson ideas, sources, articles and tools for creating learning opportunities that dig deep into black history, draw relevant connections to your students and today's society, and build a strong foundation for incorporating these conversations and learnings year-round.

  • Black History Month Resources for Teachers - This Black History Month collection highlights lessons, primary sources, articles and videos about the people, events and legislation that defined life for African Americans in the U.S., from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement to now, and strategies to help students get the most out of black history and Black History Month.
  • Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow - These curriculum materials, produced in connection with the New York Historical Society's 2018 exhibition Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, explore the contested efforts toward full citizenship and racial equality for African Americans in the fifty years after the civil war.
  • Helping Students Discuss Race Openly - Strategies for teachers to prepare their students to have powerful discussions about race, privilege, and equity.


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