#BlackHistoryMonth is an important time for teachers to highlight both the struggles and the vast achievements of black figures in history. Teachers may look to our handy compilation of Flocabulary’s Black History Month content for inspiration, however, with so much material and history, it can be difficult to know where to begin. To break down our content further, we asked teachers for ideas and tips on using Flocab during Black History Month. Starting broadly and working into more specific applications, these are some best practices for using Flocabulary to teach Black History.
Jaclyn Woerner 5th Grade Teacher Woodbridge Township District, New Jersey
If you follow Flocabulary on social media, you witnessed our magical #31DaysofFlocabulary countdown! In December, we shared our 31 most popular lessons created in 2018, as well as highlighted how educators implemented our resources.
Did you know that hip-hop has the most unique wordage than any other genre of music? It’s okay if you didn’t, because truthfully, I didn’t either. That is, until I dived into Flocabulary three years ago. I realized that not only did this program have catchy tunes and rhythm, but it incorporated so many different words and ideas in each and lesson. It completely changed my instructional pedagogy…for the better!
Natalie: I have always loved working with kids and I have a passion for learning and continuing to grow (as a person) and teaching allows me to infuse those two things!