Kids find it easier to connect with kids. So let’s bring home Black History Month by learning about a little girl who helped end segregation in schools. Today, our famous African-American is Ruby Bridges.
Nazi Germany was known for many things. Accepting people of different races or ethnicities was not one of them. But in 1936, 18 US African-American athletes competed at the Berlin Olympic games. Among these athletes, Jesse Owens emerged as a consummate competitor and champion. This Black History Month, let’s celebrate an outstanding athlete and groundbreaking […]
Before the 1960s (and actually later in many parts of the country), much of the US was officially segregated. White and black citizens couldn’t live in the same neighborhoods, sit in the same sections of public transit, or even attend school together. This Black History Month, let’s meet the brave men who helped to pave […]
Note: When researching with children, it is important to teach them how to verify sources, especially on-line sources. Look for a post later this week about vetting sources! From the first in her family to be born free to creating a personal care product empire, Madam C.J. Walker was an astounding person. And definitely someone […]
Today marks the start of Black History Month. We have an awesome opportunity as teachers and parents to highlight the achievements of African Americans this month, and help teach our children that people are people, regardless of skin tone or ethnicity. In this world, we should NEVER miss an opportunity to teach acceptance and tolerance […]