Caudle Park Elementary

African Heritage Month - Black History Matters - Week 3

February is Black History Month. As usual, our teachers and students will be participating in discussions and activities centered around Black History. Alongside other learning, all of our students have been watching a selection series of videos which highlight important people, places and events over history.

We thought you may like to continue these discussion at homes, so we are sharing these links with you as well. Many of these videos have been produced in the United States.  However, these messages and themes resonate with us, here in Canada, as well.


Week 3: The History

Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced. ~ James Baldwin


Kings & Queens of Africa

Great Kings & Queens of Africa – 11 minutes

5 African Kids who are Powerful Kings – 7 minutes

African Queens – 7 minutes

Ancient Africa – 4 minutes



Introduction of Slavery – 4 minutes

Born Free and Equal – 23 minutes

The Life of an Enslaved Person – 12 minutes

History of Slavery in the United States (For Kids) – 4 minutes

Civil Rights

Civil Rights Heroes for Kids – 35 minutes

Kids Read Aloud: If you were a kid during the Civil Rights Movement – 6 minutes

Kids Meet Former Black Panthers – 6 minutes

Children who marched for equal rights inspire a new generation – 8 minutes

Forgotten Black Heroes: The 5 – 8 minutes


Black Lives Matter NOW

Black Lives Matter Protests: BrainPOP – 9 minutes

What Black Lives Matter means to an 11 year old – 3 minutes

Why Black Lives Matter Now – 6 minutes

Hoda Koth Talks to Kids about Black Lives Matter and Racism – 6 minutes

Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman at inauguration – 6 minutes