Sunday, March 8, 2015

Black History Month

February is Black History Month. Just like we did with Hispanic History Month (September 15 - October 15), we spent each of the four weeks talking about a different person. 

 We started with Rosa Parks, since her birthday is February 4 and at the beginning of Black History Month. We watched a BrainPOP about Rosa Parks and the kids did a writing activity about her.

Rosa Parks BrainPOP

The second week we talked about Bessie Coleman, the first African American female to have a public flight. We looked at some pictures of Bessie Coleman and read somethings about her. Later in the week, the kids did a bubble map about Bessie Coleman.

The third week, we talked about Barack Obama, the first African American president in the United States, during our President's week. We watched a PowerPoint book on Barack Obama and the kids wrote "Did you know ..." paper about him.

Our last week of Black History Month, we talked about George Washington Carver, an African American scientist who used peanuts and sweet potatoes to make different things! We watched a BrainPOP on George Washington Carver, played a matching game with the things he made, did a bubble map as a group and the kids wrote about him in a peanut book. The kids also shelled peanuts that we blended up in the blender and made peanut butter with!

Playing our matching game

Our George Washington Carver bubble map

Shelling peanuts for peanut butter

Our homemade peanut butter!


On the first Friday of March, the kids brought back their posters that they got the week before. Just like with Hispanic History month, they chose the person they wanted to tell the class about and decorated their poster to look like that person and put things that had to do with that person on their poster. Once we came back from P.E., we went to second grade and talked the kids taught them about the person they did.

Rosa Parks

Bessie Coleman

Barack Obamas

George Washington Carvers

Happy Black History Month!