Every February, people in the United States celebrate the achievements and history of African Americans as part of Black History Month.
From National Geographic Kids: This month was chosen because it includes the birthdays of both Frederick Douglass, an abolitionist (someone who wanted to end the practice of enslaving people), and former U.S. president Abraham Lincoln. President Lincoln led the United States during the Civil War, which was primarily fought over the enslavement of Black people in the country. Black History Month continues the discussion of Black people and their contributions through activities such as museum exhibits and film screenings, and by encouraging the study of achievements by African Americans year-round.”
The Primary children have enjoyed many fun and meaningful experiences this month. During lunch each day they were entertained by the music of Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Louis Armstrong, and Joseph Bologne. Along with other authors, the children’s literature featured Kamala Harris, which prompted a letter-writing campaign by the third-year students to congratulate our new Vice President. The children have been delighted by the artwork, music, and stories from talented people throughout history!
Toddler teachers read some new books to the children during circle time.