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Black History Month

Holidays & Events


Teens & Adults

Students read about Black History Month and slavery in America. They are introduced to important Black American figures and firsts. The lesson includes vocabulary review and discussion tasks.

  • observance
  • scholar
  • notable
  • colonial period
  • domestic servant
  • harsh
  • abolition
  • safe haven
  • discrimination
  • oral
  • cuisine
  • plantation
  • critic
  • dedicate
  • commercialized
PDF Content
  • reading
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • having a debate
  • comprehension questions
  • pair work
  • group work
  • listening practice
  • discussion questions
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review A(Multiple-Choice)
  • Vocabulary Review B(Type in the Blanks)
  • Discussion(Reference)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)