Black History Month studies also incorporate creative projects to reinforce lessons

Commemorating the accomplishments of African-Americans during Black History Month begins with the youngest students in the Minisink Valley School District.

student with airplaneAs examples, Minisink Valley Elementary kindergarten teacher Sally Mankoo’s students studied the accomplishments of Bessie Coleman, the first African-American woman and first Native-American woman to hold her pilot’s license.  They later used their kindergarten STEM skill knowledge to make airplanes similar to Ms. Coleman’s.


student with George Washington Carver artworkAmanda Goyette Singleton’s Elementary School kindergarteners also continue to be busy with projects highlighting African American inventors. After learning about agricultural scientist and inventor George Washington Carver, who developed hundreds of products using peanuts, sweet potatoes and soybeans., students used their creative skills in an art project.

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