Black History Month Lesson Plans:

Our first lesson to embrace Black History Month comes to us from Teri Shea of Framingham. Teri is the theatre teacher at Cameron Middle School and created this lesson to introduce her students to the history of black performers on Broadway. She is excited to share this interactive lesson with her students and you, her METG colleagues. The lesson is appropriate for grades 6-12.

Lesson Plan: Black Broadway History

Have a lesson you are proud of for Black History Month? We would love to share it here. Please send it to:

Lists of Plays:

#BIPOCSwap List - The Plays

Decolonize the Drama Curriculum

Dramatic Publishing's Black History Month List

External Resources/Videos/Conversation Starters:

A Guide to Racism and Discrimination on the Mental Health of our Black Communities provided by Sunshine Behavioral Health.

By sharing this resource and others, we can help start a conversation about how racism and discrimination affect the mental health of the African-American community. We can help to reduce the shame and stigma sometimes associated with mental illness and mental health treatment in the Black community.

For example, did you know that:

  • Black Americans are 20% more likely to experience serious mental illness?
  • 17% will develop a substance abuse disorder?
  • Just 1/3 will receive the help they need? (The resource includes several free or low-cost mental health treatment options.)

If you want to learn more about it, please check our guide:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources

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