Across the country, teachers are decorating their doors for Black History Month to shed light on important African American figures throughout history, and the triumphs and challenges they have faced in their quest for equality and justice.
Here are some of the most inspiring Black History Month door decorations that we have compiled for you from Twitter and Instagram.
Black History Month Door Decorations
This teacher used historical photos and a colorful background to showcase well-known African American figures in history. Get creative with your design and use whatever available materials you may have to make it shine.
Check out the 7th grade English / Social Studies door! #BlackHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/3itXaP0sDN
— Austin Inge (@MrIngeTeach) February 3, 2020
Use large, colorful keywords to highlight how different African American leaders in history left a mark on the world.
Happy Black History Month! My goal for the door is to bring awareness to the impact and contributions of Black women and allowing students to see what their future can be. pic.twitter.com/B2GBfjkzVa
— Cartwright. (@CounselorIMC) February 5, 2020
Chanique Davis, an art teacher, had her students help her decorate her door for Black History Month. Get your students' creative juices flowing by allowing them to play a role in the process!
View this post on InstagramTis the season! Do me a favor and push SHARE! It’s black history month and it’s like a holiday over here at Lake Alfred Elementary. Here is this years door and if you scroll you’ll see last years. Shout out to my #Artclub babies for twisting this paper into dreads (The real mvps). She’s got her gold clips,yarn wrapped around her dreads and baby hairs and she’s ready to go. We are excited to share our projects with you guys. #TAkaChanique #TAka #ArtTeacher #Artist #ElementaryArt #BlackEducator #BlackArtTeacher #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackHistoryMonthDoor #DoItForTheCulture #WakandaForever #naturalhair #Dreads #Locs @happyhairgirls #africa #Africanprint @africanprint @becauseofthem @blackeducators @theshaderoom @mediablackoutusa @afropolitainmagazine @africanprintsinfashion @willsmith #bhm #bhmd
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This classroom door not only explores the achievements of figures in African American history—but also her-story.
This is another example of students helping design a classroom door that uses current and historical photos to showcase well-known figures throughout African American history.
Ms. Lindsey’s students decorated the classroom door for Black History Month pic.twitter.com/zKFAv9zIGh
— Dr. Rivera (@YMAPRINCIPAL) February 5, 2020
This school decorated doors with quotes and student writing to honor the late Kobe Bryant in addition to other influential African Americans from the past and present.
In honor of Black History Month our students have filled our halls with door decorations and bulletin boards celebrating influential African Americans. More to come in the next few weeks! pic.twitter.com/xSrxGX9aZC
— Syracuse Academy of Science Elementary School (@SASCSES) February 5, 2020
Displaying various historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) like this educator did can be a great way to get your high schoolers thinking about their futures.
View this post on InstagramGo where your Celebrated not Tolerated - Historically Black Colleges & Universities✊🏾 s/o to my coach for this amazing shirt @twinsmami__ 😘 #hbcu#hbculove #blackexcellence #blackteachersmatter #blackhistory #blackgirlmagic #blackhistorymonth #blackteachers #blackeducators #aka #alphakappaalpha #cau #blackhistorymonthdoorchallenge #blackhistorymonthdoor
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One of these doors depicts "Leaders Propelling Progress." Can you name all of the influential individuals shown in the images?
Who is up for the Decorate Your Door Challenge during Black History Month? Our students/staff are showcasing their creativity & enhancing the school! Look closely on the LPP door for some familiar faces. Way to Go BSU!!
THS PRIDE 😍 pic.twitter.com/aGXISnfvCy
— Charlene DiMino (@cdimino_dimino) February 6, 2020
This Spanish teacher decorated her door by honoring Celia Cruz, the Cuban American singer known as the "Queen of Salsa."
The door 🚪 for room 711 is ready! Come learn about Celia Cruz!!! “La Vida es un Carnaval” 🌺🌼🌸Celebrating Black History Month!!! 🥳 pic.twitter.com/b2U7HkhIkl
— Fatima McWilliams (@FatyMc) February 6, 2020
We hope these black history door-decorating ideas are helpful as you celebrate Black History Month in your school! Have your own ideas that you want to share? Tweet us @LeadAndLearn or email us at Shaped@hmhco.com.
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