Black History Month, Week 4: Tell Stories, Hear Stories, Find More Stories
Each Friday this month, I'm posting some ideas, folks to follow, and blog pieces about Black history, the work Black teachers are doing and how they are engaging in this month with their students.
- Teaching Tolerance featured an excellent piece on Black History Month from the perspective of young children.
- David Johns, the Executive Director of White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, shaes "How We Realize Our Educational Potential" in Modern Wellness.
- The ADL has a great list of resources.
- The Smithsonian is running a series on the history of Black History Month.
- The Los Angeles Times has a series of photographs from L.A.'s Black history
- The Huffington Post rounded up some amazing slam poems for this month (Dominique Christina's "Karma" is one of my favorites).
- Facing History has a piece about the need for a meaningful Black History Month, as well as few great resources for Black History Month (like this one and this one). Also, their To Kill a Mockingbird unit is amazing and I used it this year.
- Annenberg Learner has a few good articles and resources to use, including this beautiful one about slavery's sorrow songs.
- The EduColor collective had its February Twitter chat about Blackness in Education. The transcript is online.
- Finally: Marley Dias continues to collect books for kids of color, and talks about why with NPR.
With more kids like Marley coming up in the world, I am hopeful.