Duke Ellington, Dr. Mae Jemison and Crispus Attucks are some of the “hidden figures” in black American history that students will be learning about with the February theme: Black History Month.
“By creating informational brochures, comic books or storyboards, students will have the opportunity to delve into the lives of these figures in black history,” says Cheryl Adkins, program director for YouthQuest. “Through these profiles, students will learn how black Americans impacted important fields such as medicine, engineering and aviation.”
Other lessons students will learn in the month of February include:
To extend learning at home, parents can do the following:
YouthQuest is made possible through the generous support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and 21st Century Community Learning Centers.