Earlier this week I asked my 8-year-old son if his class is doing anything for Black History Month.  His reaction to my question both shocked me and made me angry at the same time.  His response was…”No, I don’t even know what that is. What is black history?”

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Black History Lessons

Now as a black mom I’ll admit that I was ready to slap the taste out of his mouth for that answer. Seriously?! In all these years of me and his dad talking to him about black history, things going on in the news and countless hours of homework assignments on diversity and famous African-Americans in social studies, this really pissed me off.

But then I had to also remember that my 8-year-old son has the attention span of a house fly.  He’s hella bright and his reading skills are excellent, but sometimes he likes to give the quick answer instead of critically thinking about it. So instead of staying angry or resorting to mama violence, I decided “You gon’ learn today!”.  For every school day this week, I’ve been printing out Black History lessons suitable for his reading & comprehension level.

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3rd grade black history lesson on Duke Ellington

I’m just sad that I didn’t think of this sooner.  So in addition to his regular homework, I’m now supplementing with great lessons about black achievers.  Not only are the lessons just the right length, they also ask though provoking questions after the reading passages.  It’s just enough information for him to “get it” and retain what he’s learned without being bored.

Needless to say, my baby is gonna be a black history expert by the end of the month lol.  I hope. 

So if you’re looking for a good resource for Black History lessons for your kids or even some refresher lessons for yourself,  check out ReadWorks.org . Sign up and on the home screen, click on “reading passages” at the bottom of the list on the left.  Use the filters to narrow down exactly what you’re looking for by using the keywords “Black History” or “African-American”.

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ReadWorks website home page

How is your family celebrating or learning during Black History Month?

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