Celebrate Black History With Code!
Did you know that Black women were some of the first computer programmers? African-Americans have made countless contributions to the world of coding and beyond, and Black History Month is the perfect time to celebrate their impact. With our Black History Month coding project, kids can choose an important historical figure to research and present on!
Your child can start with one of the ten key figures we’ve provided imagery for, or they can select one of many other important African-American historical figures. As they craft a presentation on the figure of their choosing, kids will learn to add visual effects to their “Tell Their Story” project and practice coding concepts along the way!
How to code this project
All Tynker users have access to this project in their Tutorials Directory. Simply click on the project card and follow the instructions to get started! If you do not have an account, you can sign up for a FREE account here and access many fun coding puzzles, games, and tutorials.
Teachers, all your students have access to this project as a Daily Mission. Once you set up a classroom, your students will continue to have access to the latest seasonal projects. If you’d like to assign the project but haven’t set up a classroom yet, you can:
- Set up a classroom in your Tynker account and add your students.
- Click on the “View Tutorial” button above to open the project and save it to your account.
- Go to “My Projects” in your dashboard and click the “Assign+” button.
After your class has finished, don’t forget to create a class showcase of all your students’ projects to share with friends and parents.
Parents, to give this project to your child:
- Have your child log in to his/her account.
- They can find “Black History Month” in their Tutorials Directory!