Common Core Standards and Black History Month

Common Core Standards and Black History Month

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Black History Month is a time when all Americans celebrate the rich African American culture in our society. It was Carter G. Woodson, an African American historian, who began a weeklong celebration, called Negro History Week, in 1926 as a way to honor Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Now schools, libraries, churches, and communities find special ways to honor the contributions of African Americans during the month of February. One of the best ways to celebrate is by reading books by and about African Americans. Virginia Hamiltona€™s works are among the many childrena€™s books that call upon readers to think about slavery, freedom, and heritage. Through her stories, Hamilton instills cultural pride, as well as a sense of family and the importance of friendship. Black History Month is a time to help young readers realize that these universal themes transcend race and that through the power of story, all races are truly united.A Thematic Guide to Black History in Literature and Informational Texts for Middle School Educators Pat Scales ... biographical information about Virginia Hamilton ( and write an essay that ... Compare and contrast how Thomas Small, M.C. Higgins, and Anthony Burns speak.

Title:Common Core Standards and Black History Month
Author:Pat Scales
Publisher:Open Road Media - 2014-02-04


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