Templates & Lessons
January 31, 2022
Resources for Black History Month
Pear Deck Team
February is Black History Month, and we’ve collected some ready-to-teach lessons to help your class students get to know some inspirational Black leaders, artists, scientists, and more! Follow the links below to preview the Decks and make your own copies!
PBS Newshour Classroom
A look at Serena Williams' legacy as she nears retirement
Serena Williams took to the court at the U.S. Open to compete in what was the last Grand Slam of her legendary career. No one denies she’s changed the game, and many consider her the greatest tennis player of all time.
Black scuba divers explore the wreckage of slave ships and the ‘untold American story’
Between the 16th and 19th centuries, millions of enslaved Africans were forcibly transported to the Americas across the Atlantic Ocean on a voyage known as the “Middle Passage.” One group is taking a literal deep dive into that history, in hopes of making some important discoveries and raising awareness of the implications it has for people today.
Newsela Daily Decks
Desegregation trailblazer writes kids book
Ruby Bridges was one of the first Black students to attend an all-white elementary school in the South.
U.S. Capitol statue honors Mary McLeod Bethune
Mary McLeod Bethune is the first Black American honored in the National Statuary Hall collection.
“Walk to Freedom” traces Jersey Underground Railroad routes
The "Walk to Freedom" commemorates the long journeys of people seeking freedom from slavery.
Jackson confirmed as first Black female U.S. Supreme Court justice
The Senate confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court on April 7.
U.S. postage stamp honors Edmonia Lewis
American sculptor Edmonia Lewis is featured on a new United States Postal Service stamp.
Woman preserves 125 years of Black history
The Afro-American newspaper has been documenting life in the Black community since the 1890s.
Lizzo Plays a President’s Flute
The singer made history with a 200-year-old crystal flute.
A Museum for Jackie
The Jackie Robinson Museum opens in New York City.
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