February is Black History Month and our teachers took the initiative in creating curriculum to celebrate the accomplishments of Black Americans over the course of our country’s history. It is important to discuss Black History throughout the year, but February gives us a special time to pay extra attention to the incredibly important contributions of Black Americans.
The Dino Class is learning about Jesse Owens, the famous track and field athlete and Olympic Gold Medalist.
The Hedgehog Class teachers created this beautiful bulletin board with a message of unity and encouragement featuring poet Amanda Gorman and Vice President Kamala Harris.
This student in Team Moore is learning about Booker T. Washington. When given the chance to go on website Brainzy, a favorite website of his and a reward for finishing his work, he asked if he could keep working on the Black History Month research project instead. We love our students’ love of learning!
The Dino class learned about learned about the women of the Gee’s Bend town in Alabama, and their immaculate quilts that don’t leave a single scrap of fabric unused. Then, the students made their own quilt using all of their art paper scraps.! We also read the book “Belle, The Last Mule of Gee’s Bend” (by Calvin Alexander Ramsey) to better understand the connection of this town to the Civil Rights Movement and Dr. Martin Luther King Junior.
The Dino Class is also learning About Black inventors. Many of the objects we use in our day-to-day lives were created by Black Americans.
The Star Cohort is playing Black History Bingo as part of their professional development.
Team Brand at the Secondary School is creating Black History Month bulletin boards featuring Black American icons. Who knows what the Bulletin Board spells in ASL (American Sign Language)?