Celebrating and Learning During Black History Month

Updated: Mar 8




February is always an important opportunity to continue our efforts to highlight and celebrate African Americans and recognize their vital role in U.S. history. Students of all ages took time to listen, learn, and celebrating during Black History Month. Here is a snapshot of just a few of the activities and lessons that took place!


  • Our youngest students (preschool, pre-k, and Montessori) read picture books about Black history, including the recently published book, The ABC's of Black History.

  • Fourth grade is learning about the tenets of Catholic social justice to tie into their social studies curriculum on the Civil Rights Movement.

  • Eighth grade homerooms found inspiring quotes from African Americans every morning. They added the quotes and pictures of the person who said it to their homeroom classroom doors so everyone who walked by could learn, too.

  • Kindergarten students are focused their Child of the Day presentations on famous Americans with an emphasis on African Americans.

  • To coincide with their study of cells, seventh grade students researched African American biologists to learn about their contributions to the study of cells.

  • Third grade read stories about Ruby Bridges and George Washington Carver.

  • Sixth graders chose influential African American politicians, athletes, performers, authors, artists, and/or activists to research and present to the class as a way to practice research, listening, and discussion skills.

  • To coincide with their study of cells, seventh grade students researched African American biologists to learn about their contributions to the study of cells.

  • Preschool made quilt squares inspired by the Quilts of Gee's Bend.


In addition, our Virtual Community Gathering centered around local African American history. It also featured some of our African American families this month as we kicked-off a new Community Gathering segment where our students interviewed their parents. Check it all out for yourself here.


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