As an African-American, I celebrate black history month all year round. I am always teaching my child about their history which is one of the beauties of homeschooling. But when February rolls around, I get extra happy!

If you are looking for ways to celebrate black history month, here are three easy suggestions.

Take a Class

Did you know that you could enrich your child’s education on a platform called Outschool? There you can find a variety of classes on different topics such as “black history” and other academic topics.

Every year around this time I do a class on Hidden Figures. You can learn more about it by clicking here.

Watch a Movie

That’s right! Head over to your favorite streaming website and watch a movie featuring African-American heros. You have movies such as Malcolm X, The Jackie Robinson Story, 12 Years a Slave, Amistad, The Tuskegee Airmen are just a few to get you started. Then you have my personal favorite, Hidden Figuresa 2016 American biographical drama film directed by Theodore Melfi, based on the non-fiction book by Margot Lee Shetterly. The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

You could even extend the learning beyond the movie by getting a movie guide. Here is a Hidden Figures Movie Analysis and Film Review that I created for the movie.

Read a Book

There are so many non-fictional books which tell the story of African-American history in American and even beyond. For example, Hidden Figures was a book before it became a movie. Have your child read the book and then celebrate them completing it by watching the movie.

You can pick up a reader’s guide for the book here.

There you have it. Three simple ways you can celebrate Black History Month.

How will you celebrate today?


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