Martin Luther King Jr. day is observed on the third Monday of every January and is the perfect opportunity for our young students to understand that they have the ability to make the world a better place, no matter how small their actions.
This is an idea for a simple Black History age appropriate project for Kindergarten. Dr. Daniel Hale Williams was a pioneer in his field, being only the second doctor to successfully complete an open heart surgery. Students make their own medical kit bag as a way of recording facts.
Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos are sometimes referred to as a Mexican Halloween, but the truth is that the holidays are closer to Thanksgiving than Halloween! Read more about this joyous celebration of life and find activities to engage your students in this bright and seasonal holiday.
George Washington Carver was an expert in the field of botany, helping farmers make the most out of their land, and finding uses for their surplus peanut crops that they used in crop rotation. Whilst not the inventor of peanut butter, George can be credited with popularizing a large variety of peanut products we have today. Learn more about him here.
When you think of female aviation pioneers, almost certainly you think of Amelia Earhart. But what of Bessie Coleman, the first African American female pilot who had to learn French in order to apply to a French aviation school because no school in American was willing to teach black women. You can learn more in this post.
Sarah Breedlove, better known as Madam CJ Walker, is America’s first female self-made millionaire. She grew up in poverty and by the age of 20 was a widowed woman bringing up a two year old daughter alone. To try to make money she took in laundry. Due to a scalp condition, Sarah began to lose her hair so she started experimenting with some of the laundry chemicals she has used, hoping to find a cure.
Mae Jemison seems to be one of those kind of cool people that you wish you could’ve met when you were younger. She is inspirational to me now as an adult, and I think as I child learning about her and her achievements may have led me down a different path, one which I thought was unattainable.
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