Black History Month
Black History Month began as “Negro History Week,” which was created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator, and publisher. It became a month-long celebration in 1976. The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.(history.com)
This year, all first grade students spent the month of February learning about famous African Americans in our history. The students read articles, viewed documentaries, wrote facts, and ended the month long unit researching a specific African American in our history. A rubric guided their projects. The students were also assigned to work with middle school students to help them get their research digitally. Check out their final projects!