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As a member of the Flipgrid community, we know you celebrate and amplify diverse voices every day! We’re so grateful and proud to be part of your empowering practices and, especially this Black History Month, we want to champion your glorious ideas.
Black History Month is a testament to the power of voice: Carter G. Woodson started the movement in 1925. In 1976, President Ford proclaimed the month an official celebration to recognize and honor the amazing contributions, achievements, and impact African Americans have made in the United States and around the world.
Read on for five ways Flipgrid can help you celebrate voice and integrate Black History into your curriculum this month and every month throughout the year!
⚡️ Spark Conversations about Equity
How can we ensure everyone is treated fairly? How might we create opportunities for all?
🖥 Enrich Curriculum
Research and share contributions of African-Americans across subjects.
💚 Understand Diverse Perspectives
Explore various genres of literature, photos, videos, and lyrics.
Today's book for our book talk! Also, we start our freedom quilt today! I'm too excited about this black history project and the meaning behind quilt patterns. We will do a @Flipgrid next week too show of our patterns and their meanings.@gsesowls @HSVk12 #BlackHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/3VwyKXx6FW— Brittany Rankins (@BriHowardEdS) February 9, 2018
🗺 Walk in History
Immerse your students in the lives and events of the past to demonstrate affects on life then and now. Take your students to a museum of on a virtual tour.
Check out this @Flipgrid! https://t.co/wgPWCwwnkH #FlipgridFever— Lakecia Hines (@hines_lakecia) February 27, 2018
Ms. @hines_lakecia Ss share how they are Black History in the Making after learning about many African Americans throughout the month of February. #cletschat #HinesHighlights #BHM pic.twitter.com/W1RyD5tuBd
In the words of Mae Jemison, the first African-American female astronaut, “never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.” I encourage you to engage and inspire your students to always learn from diverse perspectives as you support your students to achieve their dreams!
See you on the grid! 🚀