Celebrating Black Excellence
DEERWOOD ACADEMY MEDIA CENTER
"Once You Learn to Read, You Will Be Forever Free" -Frederick Douglass
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Learn About Black History Month
Black History Icon Library
Black History Exhibit Hall Created by Mike Rawls
Exhibit Hall Info...
- You'll find 28 different exhibits in our "museum" - one for each day of February - highlighting Black heroes like Matthew Henson, Oprah Winfrey, Wilma Rudolph, and Viola Desmond; students will learn the roots of rap music, drumming in Congo Square, and Trombone Shorty; there are stories of historical events like the civil rights movement, the Tulsa Race Massacre, and Juneteenth; and books celebrating Black joy.
- Each image in the gallery is linked to a book on Epic! If you don't have an account - sign up; it's free! You must be logged into your Epic account for the link to automatically access the book.
- Many of the exhibits have a YouTube icon located below the image. Click these icons for a short video that highlights the person/place/event. These have no advertisements and are presented in full screen mode for zero distractions.
- As always - please vet the videos and the books beforehand to make sure they are appropriate for the age group you teach both in terms of content and attention span. For example, Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre is an outstanding book for fifth grade, but not something you'd likely share in kindergarten or first grade.
Black People Who Changed The World...
Please share this fun and informative song and video with your students. It is one of my absolute favorites and the kids love it! Project to your Promethean and let students dance and learn! Click here to view.
Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices
The Netflix Bookmarks series features the works of African American authors being read aloud by celebrities. You may watch at your home on Netflix, or watch for free using the links provided below. I have provided links to all 12 episodes for your use. All require YouTube access, so you must project from your boards for student viewing.
Lupita Nyong'o, Sulwe
Grace Byers, I am Enough
Kendrick Sampson reads Antiracist Baby
Misty Copeland reads Firebird
Jill Scott reads Pretty Brown Face and Brwon Boy Joy
Jacqueline Woodson, The Day You Begin
Tiffany Haddish reads I Love My Hair
Common reads Let's Talk About Race
Marsai Martin reads ABCs for Girls Like Me
Marley Dias reads We March
Caleb McLaughlin reads Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
Karamo Brown, I Am Perfectly Designed
Amanda Gorman Classroom
Celebrate Valentine's Day
Create a Digital Valentine's Card with your Students
Celebrate President's Day
Kindness day is February 17th! Celebrate with your Students!
CELEBRATE TWOSDAY! 2.22.22
VOCABULARY WORD OF THE DAY FOR KIDS: PALINDROME
TWOSDAY IDEAS AND ACTIVITIES
Click files below to download TWOSDAY activities to share with your students!
Don't Forget to Log All of your Reading on Beanstack!
February Faculty Fun Calendar