Monday, January 30, 2012

Black History Month - A Little Early!

We decided to honor Black History Month a little early this year due to the fact that we knew we were going to be working with the TLC schools in February studying Immigration and Colonial America.

So when we got back from our holiday break we spent some time studying the Civil Rights Movement and famous Black Americans who were influential during that time. After working as a class the kids each picked one famous Black American to study more in-depth.

Quinn picked the famous athlete Jesse Owens who won FOUR gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin!

Quinn created a timeline to show the major events in Jesse's Life.

Dalton chose to research James Meredith who was the first African American student admitted into the University of Mississippi and was a Civil Right Leader who had to over come much adversity in order to reach his dreams! His story is SO inspiring!

Dalton's detailed timeline for James Meredith, which includes how he was shot during a Civil Rights march. He survived the shooting and rejoined the march after recovering! Now that is determination!

Margaret studied the life of the ever inspirational, Martin Luther King Jr. She learned about how from a very young age Martin wanted people to treat others with love and kindness.

The finished projects! Margaret's beautiful poster about MLK Jr!

Quinn's finished poster about Jesse Owens!

And Dalton's final project about James Meredith! What amazing individuals these men were!

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