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Black History Month – 2013

Posted on: Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, everyU.S.president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.  Other countries around the world, includingCanadaand theUnited Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.  The annual celebration in Canada takes place in February and the United Kingdom in October.”

Consider encouraging the kids to link to some of the sites listed below and to do a little research.  Then together brainstorm different ways for them to share the new information that has been learned.  Some ideas could be as easy as just telling a few facts.  Other children might feel like in engaging in a more creative project like writing a play, creating appropriate costumes or even writing up a short paragraph.

As always we, at READS, look forward to hearing from you and the kid about the success of this research product

You can read more about Black History month by following these links:

History.com   http://www.history.com/topics/black-history-month

Biography.com http://www.biography.com/tv/classroom/about-black-history-month

A list of Black History first at biography.com http://www.biography.com/tv/classroom/black-history-firsts

Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/black-history-month

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