Honor Black History Month on Flipgrid

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We are ready to support your teaching of Black History, today and throughout the school year! Across our Virtual Field Trips, Discovery Library, and professional development events, we’re committed to sharing content from diverse voices – and this month is no exception. Take a look below – add the events to your calendars, and share or save Topics for your class!

Flipgrid Virtual Field Trips

In February, most of our Virtual Field Trips are centered around engaging experiences with Black authors and activists. Nearly all events are held on Wednesdays at 10:00a PST – live! This month, be sure to check out:

February 3

Join Vashti Harrison, author and illustrator of the bestselling book “Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History.” Watch Here!


February 10

Learn how to be an anti-racist accomplice with activist and New York Times bestselling author of “The Black Friend,” Frederick Joseph.


February 17

Bring author of “The King of Kindergarten,” “I Am Every Good Thing,” and “Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut,” Derrick Barnes, into your classroom.


February 24

Lastly, learn from Nic Stone, young adult and middle school fiction author of a new series based on Shuri from “Black Panther.”


Featured Collections & Partners

We’ve curated over 50 Topics from the Discovery Library into a Collection to support your teaching of Black History. Each Topic is ready-to-use (or feel free to customize) and is as simple as clicking “add” for your students to get started. Additionally, our Discovery Library partners’ content embraces and embodies diversity. Looking for some inspiration? Check out: 

 

Langston League | Langston League teaches educators how to design culturally responsive-sustaining curricula and experiences. In our library, you'll find #Decolonized: A Black history video series for upper elementary and middle school students. 

 

Explore Langston League

Equal Justice Initiative | Committed to ending mass incarceration and punishment in the U.S., EJI challenges racial and economic injustice and protects basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

 

Explore EJI

ADL Education | ADL works with educators to establish safe, inclusive and equitable school environments by addressing issues of bias, bullying and injustice. Topics included in the Discovery Library include identity, diversity, current events, bias, discrimination and social justice.

 

Explore ADL 

Educator-focused events (Community Conversations & Panels)

Our Education Innovation Leads regularly host events to support your professional development. They’re thrilled to share pedagogy-rooted best practices, answer your questions, and help you empower your class.  

 

This month’s events will give special attention to teaching Black History, not only in February, but throughout the school year – as well as the histories of other diverse audiences. Take a look at the full calendar here, where you can participate in each of these events below:

 

  • Jan. 27: Kick off Black History Month with our Educator Innovation Leads - Watch here!

  • Feb. 4: Educator Professional Development - Watch here!

  • Feb. 11: Community Conversation on “Black History Month Resources for all 365 Days a Year”

  • Feb. 18: Community Conversation on “Inspiring Collaborative Projects for Celebrating History”

  • Feb. 25: Community Conversation on “A Virtual Journey Celebrating African American History”

 

Lastly, at 3 p.m. PT on Tuesday, Feb. 23, the EdLeads will host their next Race, Equity, and Justice panel on “Teaching Black History in Culturally Responsive Ways” with author Keila Dawson and educational thought leaders Ken Shelton, Natasha Rachell, and Yaritza Villalba.

For even more, check out these immersive experiences hosted by our Microsoft Stores team, including virtual museums, children’s books, and fireside chats. Thank you for all you do!