The contributions of black Americans to art and culture are practically immeasurable. One era of African American art, music, literature, and activism was the Harlem Renaissance between 1919 and the early 1940s. With these resources and instructional ideas, students make connections between the Harlem Renaissance, modern popular culture, and themselves.
Student-created curriculum valentines: challenge their creativity and cleverness as they express concepts and connections through divergent thinking.
Discovery Education’s February Newsletter features instructional ideas and resources to bring Black History Month’s celebration of culture and community to your classroom.
In this Lively Lesson, students find a variety of real world examples of differing holiday spellings, explore media resources, then take a position on what an “official” spelling should be. Finally, they write persuasive letters to companies explaining why they should keep or change the spelling in their advertising or text.
Join Discovery Education for a Virtual Viewing Party on Tuesday, February 23, at 1 PM ET, as students across the country simultaneously share in the story of Ruby Bridges, the first black student to attend an all-white elementary school in Louisiana. Afterward, take part in a virtual discussion and share reflections, comments, and questions and
Discovery Education celebrates the achievements and contributions of black Americans and honors the journey of African Americans in United States history.
In this activity, students consider what it must have been like for African Americans who led groundbreaking lives, and they imagine what social media might have looked like on the eve of some of those great accomplishments.
Our thanks to our student panelists, educators, and classrooms around the world for joining the discussion, asking questions, and for thinking about what they can do to make make a difference in their communities and our world. Whether you missed the Meet Students Who Are Changing the World panel discussion or want to view it again, the archive is available.
We remember the crews of the Space Shuttle Challenger and the tragedy that occurred thirty years ago this week by asking students to explore the impact that event had on people around the world and on space exploration.
Join us for a unique student panel discussion with young leaders to hear about what inspired their ideas, how they took action, and what all students can do to make a difference.