It’s the time of year when many of us are studying black history in our classrooms. I recently saw the amazing movie Hidden Figures. If you have not seen this yet, please check it out. The African American women featured in this movie accomplished so much while working for NASA, and most Americans never knew about their accomplishments. The movie made me begin thinking about the many hidden figures in African American history.
Most years, when I teach black history to my students, I focus on my favorite heroes and heroines. I still do that, because there are certain individuals in Black history who are very important to me. The movie, however, inspired me to add new heroes to my black history studies.
In light of the movie, I created this free black history word search. It features many important figures in black history. Some are well known, and other names on the word search are less well known. If nothing else, it’s a fun way to get your students thinking about black history. It also works well at the end of your black history month studies as well.
There are a few things you want to consider as you plan your black history month studies, for 5 tips to consider first, click here. If you’re looking for a creative way to teach African American history to your class this month, please look at my Black History Month Lessons and Pop Up Book bundle. It is full of rich informational text for your students to learn about the hidden, and less hidden figures of African American history. Here’s hoping you and your class have a wonderful February.
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