Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in US history. Since 1976 every US president has officially designated February as Black History Month.
Teachers are invited to put the power of these resources to work in their classrooms during Black History Month and throughout the year.
Ripple Effects, a leader in social–emotional learning (SEL) for more than 20 years, provides a digital suite of evidence-based preK–12 programs that help learners and educators understand the root cause of social and behavior challenges, allowing them to customize plans to meet their specific needs. The programs are developmentally appropriate to promote personalized SEL skill-building, behavioral support, and positive mental health. In 2022 the Ripple Effects for Teens program was designated a recommended program by CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning), and its early learner program, Bouncy’s Ready to Learn Resilience, was a finalist in the 2022 EdTech Cool Tool Awards.
Two nonprofits, Experience Camps and Connected Camps, and University of California, Irvine have joined forces to create a Minecraft server that connects and supports students who have experienced loss. Children who join ExperienceCraft can build, chat, play, and share with one another across a wide variety of in-game activities. But those who participate have all had one unfortunate experience that ties them together.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a tireless advocate for racial equality, working classes, and the oppressed around the world. Tap these resources throughout the year to help students learn about MLK’s significance to American culture and history.