Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers! It is the last week in February, the Black History month. The annual observance of this month is also known as African-American History Month. This month long observance is for the remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African community. The first celebration of Black History Month was in February 1970.
Here are some videos on the iconic Rosa Parks. She was an African American civil rights activist famously known for refusal to obey a bus driver’s order that she give up her seat on a segregated bus on December 1, 1955. Below are some of the stories we would like to share from Discovery Education about this iconic woman.
Nelson Mandela is another iconic figure in Black History. His recent passing was felt all around the world. He served as a South African President, pushing for the dismantling of institutionalized racism, poverty, and inequality. He is seen as South Africa’s hero and his term of presidency ran from 1994 to 1999. Discovery Education has a Nelson Mandela’s Content Collection that includes videos, event descriptions and images.
Although Black History month has come to an end this week, it does not mean we cannot celebrate and remember all of these individuals for their contributions to Black History. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to tweet us at @DESupportStars with #mouseymondays! We would love to hear how you used our resources in your classrooms. We hope you and your students have a great week!