Expand your Educational Toolkit!

In addition to professional development events, the Teaching and Learning team offers a variety of resources to help educators engage their students in African American history.

Our educational resources are designed to:

  • Interpret African American history through multiple lenses
  • Highlight collection objects and primary source documents related to African American history and culture
  • Facilitate conversation around the nuanced history of African Americans

Learning Labs

Continue your experience with the museum at home!

Learning Lab from the Smithsonian Institution is a free, interactive platform for learners and educators. Users can explore well-known and lesser-known moments of history through millions of authentic, digital resources, create content with online tools, and share in the Smithsonian's expansive community of knowledge and learning​.

Learn More about Learning Labs

Reading Resources

Grow your library!

NMAAHC educators have curated a selection of books for 3rd - 12th grade students and educators about African American history and culture. The list, comprised of non-fiction and fiction books, is related to stories and objects throughout the museum's permanent and temporary exhibitions.

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