Black History Month

Black History Month is a celebration of the African-Americans who have inspired us and made a mark on our country’s history and culture. In honor of Black History Month, 3rd grade students have been studying inspirational African Americans who have positively impacted our world. They learned about specific African-Americans they would not ordinarily know about and how they contributed greatly to our country. 
Parent classroom volunteers worked with small groups of 3rd grade students. They read and discussed the accomplishments, obstacles, and honors of many remarkable historical figures. In addition, the students then wrote about each of these parts and then presented the information of their person in front of their peers, parents, and other faculty members.

“During this exciting unit, 3rd grade students learned to celebrate the diversity of the world in which we live as they examined history through an inspirational lens. We applaud our students for their excellent research, collaboration, and fantastic presentations,” Tricia Finkenberg, Learning Design and Curriculum Coordinator, said.

The students along with parent volunteers learned why we celebrate February as Black History Month. Black History Month encompasses an entire population of people who possess a unique heritage and remarkable perception of the world. 

With the significant contributions of African-Americans to our freedoms and culture, “We are who we are because they were who they were,” Debbie Cannington, a 3rd grade Lead Teacher, explained.
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