Mapping the Routes of African-American Movement

February is Black History Month, and for this year the theme is Black Migrations. We'd like to celebrate this rich history with a selection of freebie resource.

Start your journey with a stop at the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). Read about this year's theme and its significance to the study of Black History.

Once you're familiar with the intricacies behind this year's theme, your next stop will be at the National Education Association (NEA). Here, peruse the available resources to help integrate African-American history and culture into your classroom. First, select the grade level you want. Then, choose from a variety of lesson plans and activities, like the In Motion: The African American Migration Experience, which asks students in grades 6-8 to participate in thirteen defining migrations.

Finally, visit our FREE CONTENT page for two migration-based writing tasks based on the novel, Underground to Canada. Use the provided graphic organizer map to illustrate the character's movement from a plantation in the south to their freedom in Canada.