Sunday, February 1, 2015

Celebrating Black History Month

This month, students in grades 3, 4 and 5 were invited to celebrate Black History Month by entering an essay contest!  Three winners will be chosen at our annual Black History Month celebration on February 27th.  Students are asked to research on of three civil rights activists; Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, or Medgar Evers.  In a 5-paragraph essay, students must:
  • Give facts about the person
  • Explain why he is important
  • Compare the problems that he tried to solve with the problems that we're currently having
  • On a separate sheet of paper, list the 3-5 sources of information that was used
  • Check and correct errors in spelling and grammar
Each paragraph must have at least 8 sentences.  For more information about each of these great African-Americans, students are encouraged to visit the Washington Heights Public Library or click on the links above!  All typed or neatly hand-written essays must be e-mailed to or handed to Ms. Lennon, Dr. Thomas or Mr. Harris before 2pm on Wednesday, February 25th.

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