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Black History Month Unit Curriculum – Social Studies Lessons and Activities

This unit of the Smart and Simple Social Studies Guided Curriculum covers important people and events for Black History Month. The unit starts with the origin and meaning of Black History Month and important U.S. history concepts such as the Underground Railroad, and the Civil Rights Movement. The unit ends with a variety of famous figures who have made significant contributions to American culture and society.

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Are you an upper elementary teacher looking to find a quality TEKS- and CCSS-aligned black history month unit that covers important events and figures? Looking for minimal-prep and engaging lessons and activities to teach social studies concepts to your 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students? Look no further!

This unit of the Smart and Simple Social Studies Guided Curriculum covers important people and events for Black History Month. The unit starts with the origin and meaning of Black History Month and important U.S. history concepts such as the Underground Railroad, and the Civil Rights Movement. The unit ends with a variety of famous figures who have made significant contributions to American culture and society.

This 3-week unit includes lesson plans, guided notes, practice activities, exit tickets, a project, unit assessment, and more. Each lesson includes slideshows in both PowerPoint and Google Slides, as well as student digital activities of the notes, practice activities, exit tickets, project, and unit assessment.

This unit correlates to both the CCSS Common Core State Standards and the current TEKS Social Studies standards (adopted in 2018). It includes EVERYTHING you need to teach for Black History Month – just print & go!

This unit covers the following topics:

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Black History Month
  • Lesson 2: The Underground Railroad
  • Lesson 3: The Civil Rights Movement
  • Lesson 4: Famous Artists
  • Lesson 5: Famous Musicians
  • Lesson 6: Famous Scientists
  • Lesson 7: Famous Inventors
  • Lesson 8: Famous Writers
  • Lesson 9: Famous Athletes
  • Lesson 10: Black History Month Review

What’s included in this resource?

  • 3-week pacing guide and overview
  • Scope and Sequence
  • 10 teacher lesson plan guides
  • 9 non-editable slideshows (Google Drive & PPT versions)
  • 1 editable slideshow review game with student recording sheet and QR code
  • Guided notes for Lessons 1-9 (2 versions: fill-in-the-blank and highlighted words)
  • 9 practice activities
  • 10 exit tickets
  • Digital and full-color versions of student activities
  • Unit Project
  • Unit Assessment
  • Answer keys for all student activities

RESEARCHED for ACCURACY and CULTURAL RELEVANCE – The Southern Teach creates resources that are thoroughly researched and checked for accuracy. My mission is to show ALL sides of history and believe it’s important to share this in a way that is appropriate for upper elementary students.

What makes this Guided Social Studies Curriculum Smart and Simple?

✅ The social studies daily lessons and activities are bite-sized and can easily be implemented in 30-45 minutes.

✅ Each social studies unit has everything you need to simply teach social studies – easy-to-follow lesson plans, guided notes, practice activities, exit tickets, and more!

It’s everything you need to implement engaging social studies lessons that students love and teachers enjoy (because it’s comprehensive and easy to prep)!

© Kirsten Hammond – The Southern Teach

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