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Black History Month Resources

middle school aged students taking a test

Every February we celebrate Black History Month! Teachers and families, we have identified resources for you and your students including activities, lesson plans, and books.


Lesson Plans 

  • Major league baseball and the negro leagues: Correcting an injustice 
    In this lesson plan for grades 6-9, students learn more about the Negro Leagues and the segregation that forced a separate league and reflect on their perspectives regarding the recent decision by Major League Baseball to elevate Negro Leagues player stats to MLB status.
  • Social Justice Poetry
    :This lesson plan includes Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem, “The Hill We Climb.” Use this middle and high school lesson plan to explore poetry and song that reflect expressions of social justice.


The MAEC blog is designed to engage hearts and minds of school and district leaders across the country to engage in issues that you have identified as being essential in education. Opinions do not necessarily reflect the views of the organization.

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