Cultural diversity is fundamental to life in the United States, and the African American contribution to history is extensive and impressive. We encourage you to help your preschooler learn about it at home during Black History Month as well.
Prominent Black Americans
From Harriet Tubman to Barrack Obama, the history of our nation is laced with African Americans who have risen above challenges of their times to achieve great things. Create storybooks with your children that tell the stories of some of these famous people, and explain to them how those people had to face many obstacles in order to do the things they did.
It is important for children to understand the difficulties black Americans have had, and how those problems have changed our society. Teach your children how accepting the differences of others is vital to living in a free and prosperous country. The great achievements of black Americans are even more important because of what they had to endure to in order to accomplish their amazing feats.
Black Culture Activities
From soul food to making African replicas, there are many activities to illustrate the cultural uniqueness of African Americans. Your children will enjoy doing cultural crafts, and they are certain to discover new taste sensations when they cook the foods of African cultures. Even music such as jazz, the blues, and hip-hop have roots in African American culture.
African American Contributions
From the corn planter to the piano, African Americans have been making life better for everyone for hundreds of years. Spend a day learning about the inventions of these people and how they have changed everything about the world we live. For a real-world example, consider the bicycle frame, an African American invention that every kid loves to use.
Black history month is an excellent opportunity to teach children about the roots of cultural diversity in America. There is a lot more to discover than can be covered in the classroom at our campus, but we would be happy to offer you suggestions on how to add to the ground we are able to cover. For more information on using hands-on activities to teach your children about Black History Month, contact the Montessori School of Flagstaff Sunnyside Campus today.