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.