Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Black History Month Essay Contest

Students in grades 3-5 are encouraged to enter this essay contest celebrating the achievements of African-Americans.  Which of these prominent great African-Americans do you most admire?
  • Rosa Parks
  • Duke Ellington
  • Michael Jackson
  • Muhammad Ali
Choose one of the leaders above and write an essay, including 3-5 paragraphs.  In your essay, you must:
  • Discuss why it is important to learn about history
  • Give facts about the African-American you chose
  • Explain why you admire him or her
  • On a separate sheet of paper, list 4-6 sources of information you used
  • Check and correct errors in spelling and grammar
Each paragraph must have at least 8 sentences.  For more information about these great African-Americans, you may use websites listed under 'Great Websites for PS4 Kids' located on the left-hand side of this blog.  All typed or neatly hand-written essays must be e-mailed to or handed to Ms. Lennon before 5pm on Tuesday, February 14th.  Three winners will receive a $10 Visa Gift Card at our annual Black History Month Assembly on Thursday, February 16th.

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