What are you doing in your class for Black History Month?

February is Black History Month.  As a teacher, I love the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments and dedication various individuals have had on our society.  At the heart of these types of celebrations is appreciation – showing our appreciation for the contributions African Americans have made throughout our past and present.  What are some ways you have been able to tie an appreciation theme into your curriculum?

An ESE teacher in Miami and one of our @teachersfl Twitter followers, @girli565, recently responded saying that that she is covering a different African American everyday throughout the month in her critical thinking class. Yesterday she covered Crispus Attucks. Does your class do anything similar?

Also, visit www.floridablackhistory.com for information on Gov. Scott and Lt. Gov. Carroll’s Black History Month art and essay contests for students kindergarten through high school.


2 thoughts on “What are you doing in your class for Black History Month?

  1. sunnydelyte21 says:

    Well I’m no teacher…but last year I started a series called “Faces of Our History” on my blog. I don’t posted everyday. But it is at least once or twice a week. I look for people who are really talked about in our history books.

    You might want to try that. Having students find people that aren’t usually heard of. I like looking for that type of stuff.

  2. The Knuckle Headz founded by Corey Thornton started with the vision of creating a brighter safer future for our young adults. Our mission is to inspire, motivate and educate our rapidly growing numbers of at risk youth. Many youth are exposed to violence and community influences that negatively effect their ability to make positive choices. We emphasize positive messages such as courage, confidence, respect, and honor using Hip Hop to translate these important qualities.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s