The Zinn Education Project is ideal for middle school to high school classrooms. There are over 100 free lessons and articles that you can search by theme, time period, AND reading level (Pre-K to adult)! Their goal is to give a better understanding of history than is found in textbooks. They want to push the importance of how people's choices and actions shape history, which in turn, helps them learn about how their own actions and choices matter.
Some of the resources you can find on this site include websites, audio, video, picture books, nonfiction reading, and articles. There is an interactive timeline along the top of the site where you can zoom in on a century and time period.
To access some of the materials, you must register with their site. Good news! You can use your Google account to register. It is FREE to register. I highly recommend checking this site out NOW. Click on the image to the right to go to the registration page!
There are some great Black History Month resources you won't find in textbooks. Get your students excited and engaged with history. Check the comments on each lesson because many teachers write about the projects they do with their students.
Fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom, sharing my journey with technology in the classroom