Grade 2 Leads Black History Month Celebration

By Kate Merritt
This February, as part of Black History Month, our Grade 2 students have delved into the study of Black history and then shared what they have learned with the entire student body.
Inspired by the children's book The ABCs of Black History by Rio Cortez, illustrated by Lauren Semmer, our students have learned about the importance of Black history and culture. 
Letter by letter, students have been introduced to iconic figures ("E is for Education, for expanding the mind, like Ruby Bridges, Linda Brown, the Little Rock Nine"), significant moments ("G is for Go! Toward cities were bound. For the Great Migration from country to town."), and big ideas ("O is for organize, for getting together, to sit-in and boycott to make our lives better."). 
After learning about these people and places themselves, each day in February, our second graders have taken turns standing before the whole school at Morning Assembly to share the significance of these important Black figures and historical moments. 
Thank you Grade 2 for leading our celebration of Black History at JTD! 

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Los Angeles, CA 90049
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