Therrell Library Media Center
News and Information -- March 2016
Celebrating Women's History Month: Madame C. J. Walker
Why Do We Celebrate Black History Month?
All across America, Black History Month was celebrated in the month of February. Carter G. Woodson, a historian and professor established the Negro History Week in 1926 to commemorate the efforts and hard work of African Americans to American society. In 1976, the celebration of Black History was extended for the entire month of February.
Woodson chose February to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of many great African- Americans in history. Dismayed by the fact that history books barely mentioned the accomplishments of famous African Americans, Woodson worked tirelessly and wrote several books and journals to highlight the work of numerous African Americans. He also wanted the world to change its perception about blacks and recognize their contributions to American society and culture. The month of February was reserved for celebrating and recognizing the contributions and determined efforts of numerous African Americans who helped carve American society, values, culture and tradition.
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THERRELL'S CHAPTER CLUB
The purpose of Therrell’s Chapter Club is to introduce reading to students as an interactive and social experience. The Chapter Club is a way to give students an opportunity to use what they’ve learned about reading and understanding text in a student-directed and social context. To get students engaged in the reading process, the Librarian Media Specialist will introduce a chapter and asked for student feedback. If you are interested in joining Therrell’s Chapter Club, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Therrell Student's Drop Everything And Read
Newton's Football Laws of Helmets
Students in Ms. Heflin's, Physical Science class had to apply their understanding of Newton’s laws of Motion to the problem of improving sport helmet design. Students had to analyze different types of sports-related head injuries, analyze the current state of helmet design, and design and conduct an experiment to test model helmet designs. Students used their new knowledge to make innovative designs to helmets that could help to reduce the rate of brain injury and/or concussions in the sport of football.