Celebrating Black History Month
In an effort to be more inclusive and multiculturally diverse, we assessed our curriculum to acknowledge, explain and celebrate the month of February in a way that was developmentally appropriate for the children in our classrooms.
Black History month is a month long celebration devoted to focusing attention on the contributions that many African Americans have made to our country. While we should recognize the contributions and successes of African American people all year long, February is a month devoted to making sure that we do.
Over the month, the children were introduced to Heroes in Black History such as Jackie Robinson, Maya Angelou, Louis Armstrong, among many others. With our matching cards, the children worked on building connections between each hero and their contribution. For example, finding and matching Michael Jordan with the sport of basketball and Mae C. Jemison with a rocket ship.