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Celebrating Black History Month

Black History Month In order to celebrate Black History Month, the K-3 buildings have organized a variety of learning activities and experiences to help students engage in diverse opportunities. Some of them also crossover into the activities PRVA is doing with their students! Throughout the month of February, students will participate in the following and possibly other cross-curricular activities designed by their teachers:
 
  • Video kick off of a read aloud called “All Because You Matter,” by Tami Charles. Students will be reassured that they always have and always will matter. Readers will be reminded of their roots and also be strengthened for future endeavors teaching resilience.  
  • Read alouds of additional books by student leadership groups and high school students with diverse titles including, but not limited to:
    • “The Undefeated” by Kwame Alexander
    • “Nelson Mandela” by Kadir Nelson
    • “Sulwe” by Lupita Nyong’o
    • “I Am Every Good Thing” by Derrick Barnes and Gordon C. James 
  • The morning announcements will feature a quote of the week that inspires and provides opportunity for innovative thinking and discussion.
  • The morning announcements will also feature Famous Person Friday to celebrate Black History Month and contributions to society made by these famous people.
  • Multicultural lessons designed to celebrate not only the beauty of each individual skin color but also the beauty of our differences. 
 
Here are some other resources that can be used at home to celebrate this month and all year round!