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Learning about Black History Month

BY: Kayla Horn

January 31, 2022

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February is Black History Month, and today, being February 1, marks the start of it! There are so many great Black history heroes and Black history month topics to study starting. Below are a few fun activities and ideas to learn about some awesome historical figures! 

 

Black History Month Preschool Art Project: Garrett Morgan’s Traffic Light | Woo! Jr. Kids Activities : Children’s Publishing (woojr.com) 

With only a sixth-grade education, Garrett Morgan invented the traffic light! Create this fun hand-on craft with construction paper or make it more complex by creating a 3D model with LED lights. 

 

Hidden Figures STEM and Coding Activities — Carly and Adam 

This STEM activity centers around the major contributions Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden made to the US space program during its golden age. 

 

Mae Jemison’s Space Shuttle – A Black History Month Craft | Woo! Jr. Kids Activities : Children’s Publishing (woojr.com) 

Mae Jemison was the first Black woman to travel into space! This DIY Space Shuttle can be a fun way to learn more about her. 

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Activity For Kids – No Time For Flash Cards 

This craft asks the question, “How would you change the world?” This is a great way to get your child to think about what they’re passionate about and how they want to help the world around them.  

 

Color Your Own Freedom Quilts | Fun365 (orientaltrading.com) 

Students can learn more about freedom quilts and color their own with this activity.  

 

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Kayla Horn

Kayla works at LUOA as the Social Communications Coordinator/Graphic Designer. She graduated from Liberty University in May of 2020 and is currently pursuing her master’s degree. Kayla grew up in Mount Airy, Maryland, and in Denver, Colorado as well, so both places feel like home to her. She loves to dance, spend time outdoors, and explore new places!

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