The month of February is a significant month, as it is a time to reflect, honour, and celebrate the achievements of African American and Black Canadian citizens. It is encouraging to see that this event is gaining international recognition and is being celebrated all over the world.
At RMS, the month of February is dedicated to instilling in our students the importance of recognizing the accomplishments of famous African American and Black Canadian individuals.
Each class is assigned a specific topic of research and presentation. Students have the opportunity to pick one famous African American or Black Canadian of their choice to research. Each grade has a different theme such as: Sports, Music, Government, Science, Engineering, or the Arts. The purpose of this exercise is not just to celebrate the heritage, but also to educate our future generation on the remarkable contributions made by African American and Black Canadian populations during the past and present. Our students gain valuable knowledge and insight into some historic personalities of Black heritage and take great pride in presenting their findings to their classmates.
As with any oral presentation of this sort, it is the perfect opportunity for students to increase their confidence and to enhance their public-speaking skills.
Rowntree Montessori invites you to come in and experience our celebration of Black History in February. You will certainly be amazed at the vast array of presentations on display.
The celebration of Black History teaches our generation the value of hard work, determination, and courage, all of which are invaluable qualities which will mould our generation to bring about meaningful change for a new and better tomorrow.
For more in-depth information about famous Black Historians, click on the following link www.greatblackheroes.com