While teachers incorporate the voices of Black Americans throughout the year, February is a special month to feature the accomplishments and achievements of African Americans.
At MNHS, we have a variety of great resources that do just that. Check out our Setting the Stage for Civil Rights primary source packet or have students read about Evelyn Fairbanks’ vibrant community in Days of Rondo. Book a field trip to Fort Snelling at Bdote or a History Live lesson exploring the courage of Dred and Harriet Scott to sue for their freedom. Direct students to use the comprehensive search feature on MNopedia to find Black Minnesotans who made an impact in our own state or explore the African Americans tag on the Education Resource Portal.
Bring Native American voices into your class regardless of your students’ reading level. Check out these books from MNHS Press!
- Hungry Johnny by Cheryl Minnema (Early childhood-2 grade)
- The Creator’s Game by Art Coulson (3-5 grade)
- Night Flying Woman by Ignatia Broker (6-8 grade)
- While the Locust Slept by Peter Razor (9-12 grade)
For more information, please visit: MNHS