It is so important to read culturally diverse literature all year long. It is equally important to learn about important historical figures from many cultures all throughout the year. We definitely don’t want to limit our study of famous African Americans to one month in the spring semester. However, we do like to take the month of February to dig a little deeper and really focus on Historical Heroes that helped change and mold our country. Let’s take a look at what this may look like in the 2nd grade classroom!
In Rooted in Reading February we have a nonfiction reader that highlights four historical heroes. Students can use the reader to learn about George Washington Carver, Marian Anderson, Oprah Winfrey, and Thurgood Marshall. After reading students can also use the QR codes to research information about each person.
I haven’t taught Social Studies in over 7 years!! BUT that doesn’t mean we can’t integrate holidays and researching with other subjects. Here students can recall important facts and write down information about each person.
As a class we can also use this chart to discuss each person.
Reading about Ruby Bridges is always a class favorite because they can make real-life connections to a child that is around their age. This helps students see that no matter how young you are you can be the change and make a difference.
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