A Hotlist on Black History
An Internet Hotlist on Black History
created by Robert Broecker, CTI
Alvarado Elementary School
| Bay Area / San Francisco
| Primary Grades
| Intermediate Grades
In addition to using books and magazines to find out about Black History, why not also use the power of the Internet? The links below will get you started.
The Internet Resources
- Yahooligans - Celebrate Black History Month
- Many Links to sites and activities.
- National Civil Rights Museum
- Take a virtual museum tour! Learn about the events and meet the people who were involved in landmark events such as the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, the Montgomery bus boycott, the march on Washington, the Selma-Montgomery march, and more.
Bay Area / San Francisco
- Black History Month WebQuest
- The purpose of this WebQuest is to learn a little bit about the continent of Africa, learn some important dates in Black History in the United States, and to write a report about one famous Black American.
- A New School for 'Small Town'
- It is the year 2030, and you and your teammates are members of the Small Town, USA School Board. Because of a recent population increase, Small Town's schools are overcrowded. In order to alleviate the overcrowding, the Town Council has given the School Board money to build a new elementary school. But there is a condition. The new school must be named after an African American - This is a 'first' in Small Town.
- Famous Black American Biography WebQuest
- You have been asked to help your school celebrate Black History Month. The principal has asked you to make a 3-5 minute speech telling the details and importance of a famous Black American.
- Black History Past to Present
- Use Internet links to uncover some 'Treasures' of African American history past and present. Each Resource Link is used once to answer one question. After finding all the answers, move to the Big Question to bring your ideas together in a broader understanding of the topic. You can also try an interactive version of this quiz designed to help you formulate a thesis statement.
- The African American Journey - World Book
- World Book editors have assembled a comprehensive look at the history of African Americans and their struggle for freedom. The articles in this feature were taken from the World Book . There are also numerous links to World Wide Web sites concerning important figures and events in black history, as well as issues surrounding current events. The history of African Americans is largely the story of their struggle for freedom and equality. This feature examines that struggle in sections beginning with the slave trade and continuing through the height of the civil rights movement in the 1960's.
- Bilinguals - Black History
- To celebrate Black History Month, the Famous Bilingual Page highlights several well-known black individuals, both African American and international, who speak more than just English. As on the main Bilingual Page, the people listed below come from a variety of language backgrounds. Some studied another language in school. Others grew up bilingual (or multi-lingual, in some cases!). For some, English is actually their second language. Can you guess which language or languages other than English these folks are able to speak?
- CNN - Events in Black History
- Sports Illustrated for Kids - Black History Month
- February is Black History Month. All month, SI For Kids will be saluting the awesome black athletes who helped to change the world of sports and the world around sports.
- Time for Kids - Black History Month
- ACCESS CODE: TFKNews. Then and Now: Travel through time with these interactive milestones. The Fight for Rights History Challenge: Can you finish Martin Luther King's famous Montgomery March? Oh, Grow Up!: They were kids once, too. Can you tell who's who? Now Hear This!: Hear for yourself some famous black history moments
- Stamp on Black History
- Throughout the years, the United States Postal Service has tried to preserve America's rich history and culture through its commemorative stamp program. The Postal Service has issued Black History-related stamps to commemorate black men and women who have contributed to America's history and who have made a difference. Much info, including GAMES and ACTIVITIES.
- History Channel.com Celebrate Black History Month
- Click on names to learn about great African Amercians.
- El Mes de la Historia Afro-americana
- The History Channel: Celebrate Black History Month
- Profiles of famous African-Americans.
- African American Heritage Sites For Kids: Chicago Public Library
- Many wonderful sites.
- KidsDomain Black History Month Links
- Kulture Kids African American Culture
- Black history A-Z, Timelines, Famous African Americans, Online coloring, word searches, and word scrambles about African Americain culture.
- The Internet African American History Challenge©
- Your Class Code is: CA2325. The Internet African American History Challenge© is an interactive quiz that helps you sharpen your knowledge of African American History. It's an 'open book' test. So if you're not sure of an answer, you can check our reference material for help. Level I is the easiest and has 7 questions while levels II & III have 10 questions each and are a bit more challenging.
- The AFRICAN-AMERICAN MOSAIC
- A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History & Culture.
Content by Robert Broecker, CTI, firstname.lastname@example.org
Last revised Fri Feb 27 7:58:25 US/Pacific 2004