Reading Resources for Black History Month


This February, pay tribute to African American History all month long with these visually stunning online resources, sure to pique young learners’ interest and engagement. Learn about the birth of the Civil Rights movement in the United States, and meet revolutionary figures like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Jackie Robinson.


Civil RightsCivil Rights

Our unit on the Civil Rights movement introduces kids to the protests, violence, and political upheaval that marked this period and continue to be relevant today. Topics include Defining Civil Rights, The Rise of Segregation, Heroes of the Movement, and more.



Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. believed positive words and nonviolent actions could change the world. He preached love and inspired millions of people all across the country, and the world. Learn about King’s life and vision in our Unit here.


Rosa ParksRosa Parks

Rosa Parks had endured prejudice, bigotry, and injustice all her life. She knew this was unfair, and was determined to make a change. Learn about Parks’ early experiences and demonstrations with our Topics Living in a World of Segregation and The Montgomery Bus Boycott.


Jackie RobinsonJackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson made history on April 15, 1947. That day, he became the first African American to play major league baseball in the twentieth century. Learn about the the groundbreaking life of the baseball hero here.



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