February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate and remember African Americans throughout history. During this time the Vogel Alcove curriculum includes this month-long celebration and it’s a great way to teach our kids about strength through adversity.
From John Mercer Langston, the first black man to become a lawyer, to Rosa Parks and the role she played in the Civil Rights Movement, our kids spent the month learning about a lot of great black Americans in US history.
The toddler classes learned about Alma Thomas, an African American abstract artist. They even created their own abstract art.
The month culminated with a Black History Celebration and Performance in the Vogel Alcove Gym. Each of our classes join together in the gym to perform songs and reviews of what they learned about Black History Month.
The Preschool class wowed parents and staff with their knowledge of various key people throughout history, such as Garrett Morgan who invented the traffic light.
Another class performed a rendition of Will.I.Am’s What I Am for the audience.
Once the performances concluded, the kids were able to stay in the gym for a very memorable bit of story telling from Baba Kwasi with his drums.