State Agency Library News

February 2, 2021

Black History Month Special Edition!

Message to the Teachers

Hey all!

I meant to have this out before the 1st and got behind. I hope you are able to find something in this edition that you can use with your students. Please feel free to make copies and modify any of the Google Slides presentations to suit your needs.

Also remember that there are lots of eBooks and other resources that are provided to JCPS students for free through our Libguides which are linked below in the Contact Information. I am happy to join your classes and show your students how to navigate the Libguide anytime!

Please know that I am here to help in any way that I can.

Until next time, stay safe!

Inside this edition...

  • The Hill We Climb by National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman - Lesson plan
  • Hair Love Oscar Winning Short Film and activities
  • Mystery Person for Black History Month
  • Black History Month in the Classroom
  • How to Use the Gale Database for Elementary Students
The Hill We Climb

"National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman’s poem “The Hill We Climb,” written for the 2021 inauguration, presents a great opportunity to discuss the ways creative expression can help us think about the meaning of democracy."

Hair Love | Oscar®-Winning Short Film (Full) | Sony Pictures Animation
Mystery Person for Black History Month

This presentation includes slides with clues that you can share daily or weekly, however you choose, and have students see if they can guess who! Great sponge activity! Shared by Angie Duvall, Library Media Specialist/STC.

Black History Month in the Classroom (click the picture below)

How to Use the Gale Database for Elementary Students

A great way to celebrate Black History Month is to have students research African American heros! This Google Slide presentation walks elementary students through how to use the Gale Database. Created by Jill Hutto Library Media Specialist/STC.