PBS LearningMedia - PBS’ online destination for educators and students - offers a range of curriculum-targeted resources that support lessons on black history and spotlight the leaders, thinkers, and innovators that helped shape our nation’s history. Through lesson plans, videos, discussion questions, and digitized primary sources, PBS LearningMedia helps teachers to inspire curiosity in their classrooms and strengthen students’ personal connection to black history and culture. Featured resources illuminate the lives of figures like Harriet Tubman, Jesse Owens, and Rosa Parks and delve into key themes relevant to the Civil Rights Movement. Offerings include a Black History Month Collection from Georgia Public Broadcasting that addresses civil rights and cultural history; "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross,” which features content from Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s series; "Basic Black," a WGBH series that highlights stories by and about African Americans; and several collections on the Civil Rights Movement. Youth Stand Up is a multimedia digital civic action curriculum designed to inspire, equip, and empower middle school students to become changemakers.
PBS LearningMedia also offers related resources from PBS programs like THE BLACK CHURCH: THIS IS OUR STORY, THIS IS OUR SONG, UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: THE WILLIAM STILL STORY, WAR OF 1812, SOUNDBREAKING, BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE, MERCY STREET, AT THE INTERSECTION OF CHEMISTRY AND CIVIL RIGHTS, and AFRICA’S GREAT CIVILIZATIONS.
As a special feature for Black History Month, PBS and ITVS have partnered to deliver a free 3-part film and conversation series for classrooms, “More Than A Month.” Students and teachers that participate in the virtual events will have a chance to hear from a range of notable film producers and directors, preview segments from their latest films, and pose questions in real-time. More information about this series is available on the PBS Teachers’ Blog.