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February 6, 2017

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WEEKLY LEARNING: Honoring Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements made by black Americans, and a time to recognize the central role of African Americans in U.S. history.  In honor of this celebration, scholars in Mrs. Kruger’s E4 class and Ms. Pezzani-Rovira’s Journeys in Reading class collaborated to create infographics acknowledging influential and inspiring members of the black community.

Working in pairs, students were given the choice of researching black leaders who have been influential in the United Nations (from the U.S. or elsewhere), or African Americans’ contributions to arts and literature.  Within the framework of these topics, students had complete autonomy over content, theme, and presentation based on their individual interests.  Some of the subjects explored included children’s literature, poetry, speeches of Martin Luther King Jr., Civil Rights leaders, and Black History and the United Nations.  One group even decided to explore the idea of basic human rights by examining examples of violations and observances of Article 1 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, throughout history.

Information was compiled using a variety of formats such as timelines, newspaper articles, and charts.   

                                           

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.