Tuesday’s Tool: The Smithsonian’s Black History Month

The Smithsonian is one of our cherished institutions. These museums tell the American story like no other. The site the museum has dedicated to Black History Month contains a wealth of information for this heritage month.

The site provides a comprehensive list of events in both Washington, D.C. and all over the nation. If you are unable to make it to any of these events, the museum provides an African American Cultural Heritage Virtual Tour, a multimedia virtual field trip that include a vast array of information and narratives. The educator’s resources provide biographical stories of some great African Americans, primary historical documents from important events in American history, and media that tells the story in a way a book just cannot do.

If you are interested in keeping up with what the Smithsonian has in store for all heritage months, there is a subscription service.

Nearly all of one’s needs for Black History Month resources can be found in this one site. What tools are you using to insure that Black History Month gets the appropriate treatment in your school?

Zac Early is an instructional specialist for the eMINTS National Center.

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