January 2018 - History Gal

Ways to Make Black History More Than a Month

by History Gal

As history teachers part of our job is to introduce our students to a variety of historical perspectives, experiences, and opinions. While, these diverse voices were critical to the development of the United States, most of our textbooks and the curriculum we are required to teach don't always put these diverse narratives at the forefront. That means it falls to us to do it. Truthfully, it's hard. It's extra work and time that teachers don't always have. Usually, when January moves into February and Black History Month is splashed all over television and social media, I remember to take a look at my lessons and evaluate how well I am doing at incorporating the diverse voices and experiences that molded the United States. If you are like me, here are a few tips to help your lessons become more inclusive throughout the year.

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