Twelve innovative African American History Month drama activities and projects. Ages 9 and up. 22 pages!

Here are twelve activities/projects that can be used in drama class to celebrate African American History Month (or Black History Month in several other countries). Each activity includes detailed instructions, or lists or actual text to use with the activity. This lesson is 22 pages long!

The activities are listed in order of difficulty, from easiest to advanced, and six of the lessons also include a student instruction version that may be handed out directly to your pupils. No prep needed!

Examples of Activities:

  • Create an Anansi Tale
  • Bias Activity
  • Playing Card Status Game
  • Create African Tribal Masks
  • African American Poetry Recitation Contest
  • Freedom Songs Activity
  • Dramatize ‘I Have a Dream’
  • Abolitionist Night at the Museum
  • Chitlin’ Circuit Activity
  • Slavery Monologues Project
  • Rosa Parks Re-enactment
  • Privilege Walk

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