Your February Activity Center: Black History to Valentine’s Day
February 5, 2018
Your February resource center is here! Develop annotation skills in our Love Notes activities for Valentine’s Day, or pair fiction literature with non-fiction text to explore the civil rights movement and African American leaders in honor of Black History Month.
The following activities are created with LaunchPacks Social Studies in mind, but any resources you have available will work just fine. Want to give LaunchPacks a spin? Take a free trial now!
ACTIVITY 1: Create a “Perfect Pairing” of Fiction and Nonfiction Text Around Black History Month
Connect elementary and middle level students to the civil rights movement with engaging historical fiction.
ACTIVITY 2: Piece Together an Important Figure
Explore an influential leader in K-12 classrooms during Black History Month, using multi-media resources. Students can even create a social-media style profile that their figure would have used to speak to the world about their big ideas or contributions if they were able to today.
ACTIVITY 3: Build civic engagement
Ask high level students to research movements throughout history and then choose a cause to champion today. How would students spread their message?
Love Notes: Annotation Activities for Valentine’s Day
We’ve put together three Valentine’s Day annotation activities to help students in grades Pre-K through 5 build literacy skills through social studies.
Strengthen middle and high school students’ literacy skills with this Valentine’s Day note-taking exercise.