As teachers, we’re all in the same boat. There is never enough time in the classroom. We have our state standards to teach, state testing to prepare for, and that pretty much sucks every last minute from the day.
But, if you’re like me, you think there is more to teaching than how to answer a standardized test question. Pretty much everything is more important that teaching to succeed at a test, but that’s just my opinion.
So how do you find time in your busy classroom day to work in Black History Month?
Snapshot Research and a Mini Book Project!
Here’s the bottom line:
Recognizing and celebrating important people, both past and present, who contribute to our society is vital. V.I.T.A.L. Not all people look, feel, or believe the same. So let’s celebrate diversity! Let’s show our kids that there are so many people to learn about and honor.
I do this by combining Black History Month, research, and creativity. Snapshot Research and Mini Booklets don’t take a lot of time, but they are powerful…and fun!
~introduce research into your classroom
~celebrate important figures in history, past and present
~infuse creativity into enhance learning
Pictures to come!