1 World Diversity Club will be going on a field trip to the Muhammad Ali Center on Thursday, February 27th. Deadline to have in your field trip form is on Thursday, February 20th. The cost to go is $20.00. You can pick up your field trip form in the front office or in Dr. Sears mailbox. You must be passing all your classes to attend.
National African-American (Black) History Month: February 2020
To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week. The first celebration occurred on Feb. 12, 1926. For many years, the second week of February was set aside for this celebration to coincide with the birthdays of abolitionist/editor Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976, as part of the nation’s bicentennial, the week was expanded to a month. Since then, U.S. presidents have proclaimed February as National African-American History Month.
Here’s How We’re Celebrating Black History Month (Teaching Tolerance)
Black History Month begins next week. And as we look ahead, we’re asking ourselves: What stories about Black history are students taking away from their schools and classrooms? Over the next four weeks, Teaching Tolerance (OCHS) will share some of our favorite resources focusing on aspects of Black history and culture. Instead of centering your Black History Month teaching around trauma and struggle, we hope you’ll help your students recognize the many ways in which Black people have contributed to, inspired and created American culture while also leading the way in advocating for justice. The Cultural Competence Team and 1 World Diversity Club will hang banners near the lunchroom and in the main hallway of African-Americans (AA). We are also asking each class to post a picture and brief bio of an African American under the banner. Also, during LEAD for the month of February we will highlight AA throughout the month.