Resources for Grades K–2

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grades K–12

Haben Girma: To Harvard and Beyond

Be inspired by the indomitable spirit and intellect of Haben Girma, who graduated from Harvard Law while living with deaf-blindness.

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woman who did the moon math

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grades 2–5

The Woman Who Did the Moon Math

Find out about Katherine Johnson, one of the mathematicians whose calculations got us to the moon and back.

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dorothy vaughn

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grades 1–5

Dorothy Vaughan: Pathbreaking Mathematician

Check out this video and article on Dorothy Vaughan, the supervisor of a group of boundary-breaking African American women whose calculations got astronauts into space.

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Preschool–grade 3

The Pulitzer Playwright

Find out how Suzan-Lori Parks became the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for writing dramatic plays.

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to be a drum

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grades 2–3

To Be a Drum

Listen along as James Earl Jones reads a story of rhythm, history, and freedom.

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Preschool–grade 3

Trombone Shorty

Listen to the true story of a boy who discovered his musical talent, worked hard, and grew up to be an award-winning musician.

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Preschool–grade 2

Incredible Inventors

Check out this entire alphabet of amazing Black inventors. Then dream up your own invention and draw or write about it!

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Preschool–grade 1

Amazing Africa

Let this mother-daughter team teach you some facts about Africa in a video that's sure to make you smile.

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Preschool–grade 1

Buggies, Buses, and Cars!

Sing along to this familiar tune and learn about the Patterson family's amazing inventions that help us get from here to there.

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grades 2–5

Kids Talk About Black History

Listen as these kids share what they know about Black history. What's something new that you learned, and what do you want to know more about?

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grades 1–5

Who I Am

Create a collage—a mixture of pictures and words—that shows who you are. Include your background, interests, and culture.

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no mirrors in my nana's house

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Preschool–grade 3

No Mirrors in My Nana's House

Listen to this poetic story of a child's love reflected in her Nana's eyes. Plus hear a musical version at the end of the video.