February is Black History Month, and to celebrate the achievements and role in U.S. history, we are going to share videos for you to share with kids.
Week 1 - Step dance video
Step dance is a form of African-American dance created to blend popular culture and folk traditions.
Week 2 - Bessie Coleman video
Bessie Coleman was the first African-American, woman pilot. Here’s a link to an article and video to learn more about her!
Week 3 - Misty Copeland resources
Misty Copeland recently became the first African American female principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in 2015. Here’s a link to a Scholastic issue all about Misty!
Week 4 - Louis Armstrong BrainPop video
Louis Armstrong is one of the most influential jazz artists in the history of the United States, most well known for his song “What a Wonderful World.”
Early elementary: Henry’s Freedom Box - available in Movie and Audiobook on Hoopla
Upper elementary: One Crazy Summer - available in eBook and audiobook on Hoopla
Nonfiction: Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi (audiobook on Hoopla)
Fiction: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi