Black History Month

#CelebrateWithDE International Day of Women and Girls in Science – Education Article

The United Nations General Assembly has passed a resolution to declare February 11 as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, “in order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.” Celebrate this important day with Discovery Education by inspiring all your students with the stories of women and girls who are paving the way to innovation, discovery, and…

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2nd Amendment, Slavery & Creating Critical Readers & Thinkers – Urban Education Mixtape – Education Article

One of the most important jobs that a history teacher has is threefold: learn the truth, know the truth and teach the truth. When teaching children of color, understand that traditionally, the “canon” has withheld the whole truth of American history. Whether Black or White, if you’re a history teacher, it is your obligation to unearth the withheld truths – for students of all backgrounds. Knowledge absent of truth is not power; it is to be inhibited. In light of…

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#CelebrateWithDE – Black History Month – Education Article

Celebrate Black History Month with Discovery Education resources that highlight the specific achievements of a few of the many African Americans who have made contributions in education, equality, and exploration! The resources and suggested activities we’ve selected highlight the stories of these heroes of African American history, including their contributions, their habits of innovation and leadership, and the impacts they’ve had on our society. Encourage your students to celebrate the variety of experiences and contributions of each of these important…

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Teaching Slavery Properly – Urban Education Mixtape – Education Article

American public schools do a poor job teaching the history of American slavery to children. That is probably true of private schools too. I would also say that the majority of history teachers and administrators, the majority of whom are White, lack a comprehensive knowledge of American slavery. They may have read an article here and watch a movie there, but their comprehensive knowledge is limited. If that weren’t true, the case for slave reparations for Black people would be discussed…

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20 Fresh Ideas and Activities for Black History Month – Education Article

You can browse their amazing collection online by topic, date, or place. 16. Host a poetry reading. Source: Library of Congress Have students choose a poem or two by a black poet to learn and recite for the class or an audience made up of school community members. And don’t forget the ambiance! Choose a student to serve as the emcee, write up a program, dim the lights, and play some jazz in between performances. The Poetry Foundation has excellent…

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Black History Month | Middle Grades Resources – Education Article

Updated January 2019 A century and a half after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, students in 2018 will continue a 90-year tradition of studying African American history during February. Historian Carter G. Woodson, along with colleagues at the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), established Negro History Week in 1926. With mobs still lynching African Americans every year (335 deaths reported in the 1920’s, of the total 3959 from 1877 to 1950 reported by the Equal Justice Initiative…

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#CelebrateWithDE – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Education Article

We’re celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. All of his contributions towards ensuring civil rights for everyone in the community are well worth honoring, and our focus this year will be on actions that can be taken in service to the community. We hope you’ll have wonderful discussions about the power of ordinary people to make the world a better place for all. Be sure to join us for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day…

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25 Martin Luther King Quotes to Celebrate MLK Day and Year-Round – Education Article

Every January, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. and the hope he’s brought to millions of people over the years. Below, some of our favorite Martin Luther King quotes to share with your students.  1. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”  2. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” 3. “So even though we face difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.” …

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