February is the month where we take time to focus on many of the inspirational African American cultural and polotical leaders from our nation’s past and present, as well as celebrate their heritage and their history.
It’s likely that many younger children don’t know much about the people who have shaped our nation’s history or who are making an impact in their lives right now, regardless of their race or cultural background. Black History Month is a wonderful time to start introducing them to some of these people and to begin talking about diversity and celebrating cultures from all around the world.
Younger children love to color and listen to stories. Incorporating worksheets into the class that they can color is a great way to get them involved. Once they have colored their worksheet, then you can read the story, the poem, the biography, or the history of the institution featured on the sheet.
If you’d like to give the a try at home or in the class, you can get free downloadable worksheets for Black History Month on Education.com.