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Black History in the Primary Classroom




In my classroom, we begin learning about black history by utilizing read alouds. If you're 

looking for my fave books for this, you can find a few of them here.  I start off by using these anchor 

chart pieces, just so I can get a grip on how much they know. It's totally ok if it's not 

completely full. I've discovered that in Kindergarten their knowledge can be somewhat limited. 

Black History for the Primary Classroom is a great way to introduce primary students to the contributions of African-Americans in our world, and important times such as The Underground Railroad and The Civil Rights Movement. It is a great way to share with students that they are perfect and unique, no matter the color of their skin, or the texture of their hair. It's also a great way to teach about how important it is to stand up for what is right.

We talk about some important vocabulary, with primary friendly visuals. It really helps them to 

understand the definition. At this age, visuals also provide such a vivid image that they can

instantly understand.

Black History for the Primary Classroom is a great way to introduce primary students to the contributions of African-Americans in our world, and important times such as The Underground Railroad and The Civil Rights Movement. It is a great way to share with students that they are perfect and unique, no matter the color of their skin, or the texture of their hair. It's also a great way to teach about how important it is to stand up for what is right.

We discuss what is black history, and people who fought for equality in their respective fields and 

areas. We begin with the Underground Railroad and throughout the month we keep going until

we reach the Civil Rights Movement.

Black History for the Primary Classroom is a great way to introduce primary students to the contributions of African-Americans in our world, and important times such as The Underground Railroad and The Civil Rights Movement. It is a great way to share with students that they are perfect and unique, no matter the color of their skin, or the texture of their hair. It's also a great way to teach about how important it is to stand up for what is right.

We talk about specific events that moved the Civil Rights Movement forward. They're always so

amazed that people had the courage to participate in sit-ins in the face of all of the adversity.

Black History for the Primary Classroom is a great way to introduce primary students to the contributions of African-Americans in our world, and important times such as The Underground Railroad and The Civil Rights Movement. It is a great way to share with students that they are perfect and unique, no matter the color of their skin, or the texture of their hair. It's also a great way to teach about how important it is to stand up for what is right.

Each person has a page in color, and a black and white version as well. I love to 

introduce them to Carter G. Woodson, as most of them haven't heard of him before. We discuss

how he is considered the "Father of Black History", and how the idea of Black History Month

began with him.

Black History for the Primary Classroom is a great way to introduce primary students to the contributions of African-Americans in our world, and important times such as The Underground Railroad and The Civil Rights Movement. It is a great way to share with students that they are perfect and unique, no matter the color of their skin, or the texture of their hair. It's also a great way to teach about how important it is to stand up for what is right.

We put all of our learning in our black history research book and vocabulary book. At this point

in the year they love to conduct research, and record what they have learned.

Black History for the Primary Classroom is a great way to introduce primary students to the contributions of African-Americans in our world, and important times such as The Underground Railroad and The Civil Rights Movement. It is a great way to share with students that they are perfect and unique, no matter the color of their skin, or the texture of their hair. It's also a great way to teach about how important it is to stand up for what is right.


Please know that you do not have to wait for February to include black history into your 

classroom. For more information on this black history pack, you may click here or on any of the 

pictures above. 


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  Black History for the Primary Classroom is a great way to introduce primary students to the contributions of African-Americans in our world, and important times such as The Underground Railroad and The Civil Rights Movement. It is a great way to share with students that they are perfect and unique, no matter the color of their skin, or the texture of their hair. It's also a great way to teach about how important it is to stand up for what is right.

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