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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

El Mes de la Historia Afroamericana

With all the snow days we've had in the Midwest, January has just flown by. Somehow February is a mere 60 hours away. With February comes many fun and important events, not the least of which is:

Black History Month!

For those honoring Black History Month for the first time, it can be a little overwhelming to get started. The recent Multicultural Children's Book Day is a great place to go for books for the month. (You can see my MCCBD review of Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker here.) Multicultural Kid Blogs is getting a nice list of resources going on Pinterest, as well as a good link-up on their website.

Myself? I hoped to fill in the gap of missing resources for Spanish dual language programs, and created an introductory-level unit in Spanish for el mes de la historia afroamericana.

Students will meet 10 African Americans of historic significance in this packet, at an introductory level. The biography of each figure is 3-4 sentences long, highlighting the most salient aspects of each one's life, at a manageable level for elementary students.

This set introduces: Ruby Bridges, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Jesse Owens, Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and Booker T. Washington.

Included in this packet are: bulletin board display pieces (name plate, image, photograph, and bio) and timeline cards, a 3-in-a-row bingo game, writing journal pages, and a matching worksheet. It's all here and ready to go!

Of note: all writing on student pages is in Spanish; there is no English on student pages.

This packet is available in my shop at Teachers Pay Teachers
Come check it out!

Et vous? Have you found any great resources for Black History Month in other languages? I would love to see them!

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