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Honoring Jackie Robinson & Famous Wally Amos. Baseball & Cookies!

Honoring Jackie Robinson & Famous Wally Amos. Baseball & Cookies!

Black History Month Feb. 2010 on Dr. Jay's site. In 1926 Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard Ph.D, launched “Negro History Week” in the second week of February.  In 1976 (the 200th birthday of the U.S.), it was extended to the entire month of February to allow for more time to celebrate with various activities and events. Today, DrJays.com will be kicking off BHM with daily tributes to African-American fashion icons – past and present.

In 1926 Dr. Woodson, a Harvard Ph.D, launched “Negro History Week” in the second week of February. In 1976 (the birthday of the U.), it was extended to the entire month of February to all

Tomorrow is international peace day, which means... I am doing peace wreathes with the art class !  Similar to this activity, except we will decorate craft sticks "popsicle sticks" and make peace signs by gluing them in the right positions onto the rims of paper plates.  Hope it comes out nice.  http://blog.mpmschoolsupplies.com/4935/peace-wreath-for-black-history-month/

Peace Wreath for Black History Month

Martin Luther King Jr Day and Black History Month Peace Wreath Craft for Kids

In Honor of Black History Month, I present Black History facts.  It is right to celebrate the sacrifices and accomplishment of our ancestors and other Black Hero's that paved the way.

People were taken from Ireland and made slaves. People were taken from their Indian Tribes and made slaves. People were taken from China and made slaves. People were taken from Germany and made slaves.

Black History Biographies for Kids African Americans- Kid World Citizen

Black History: Biographies for Kids

"Black history doesn’t have to be constrained to a single month- these pictures books are engaging, have great illustrations and stories, and introduce kids to important figures (women and men!) in our history that are often neglected in class"

A few years ago I was asked by a local TV station to suggest some books for children in honor of Black History Month. Being a Black librarian I relished the opportunity, but I did point out that my...

28 Black Picture Books That Aren’t About Boycotts, Buses or Basketball

Children's Books for teaching tolerance and acceptance.

These are great books to teach our students about differences. This would be very helpful in our lower grade levels when we begin talking about going outside of our neighborhoods and communities to see about how we are all the same, but still different.

Freedom quilts - fun to make, and also a teaching tool.  Can also use in a classroom with either fabric scraps and glue, tissue paper, or laminate a pattern block and used laminated colored construction paper for the "pieces".  :o)

We are in the process of making Freedom Quilts for Black History Month. It is a group project we are doing in fourth and fifth grade.

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