The OCSU Identity and Education working group encourages you to remember that February is Black History Month! We would ask you to incorporate some recognition of black history in a meaningful way into your lessons and conversations with students. Posters, book displays, read-alouds, conversations, poems, music, art, content… all are great ways to celebrate black heritage and recognize the diversity in our schools, our country, and our planet. Especially in our majority white community, it’s important to expose students to the diversity that surrounds them.
Here are some lessons and resources you could look through for ideas:
If you want some more background, here’s a quick intro to the idea of multiculturalism in your classroom. If you want to dive a little deeper, check out this essay exploring the question, “what if all the students are white?”
If this is a topic that interests you, all are welcome to future meetings of the group! The next meeting will be Thursday February 9th at 4:30pm in the Lake Region Library. Agenda to follow.
Thanks for all your work!
Identity and Education working group