Resources for Preschool

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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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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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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.

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Preschool–grade 2

How Do You Do the Hambone?

Follow along with this video, and use your body to play music. The Hambone shows you don't need an instrument to express yourself.

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Preschool–grade 1

Pretending to Be Pilots

Fly up and away as you find out about the first Black pilots. What would it be like to build and fly your own plane?

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Preschool–grade 1

Stop, Slow Down, Go!

Watch this video to learn about the inventor of the modern traffic light, and find out what else he created.

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Preschool–grade 3

A Brainy Surgeon

Check out this video about the brilliant and driven Alexa Canady, the first Black woman to become a neurosurgeon in 1981.