In our classroom we focus our morning meetings around diversity in February. We have some great discussions about our differences. We use our read-aloud time to read texts that help us learn more about black history and hold inspiring classroom discussions. Our favorite read-aloud is Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport.

We discuss civil rights heroes and talk about their important words. This year we came up with our own important words we felt could change the world and wrote them down. Then we displayed our inspiring thoughts next to important words and quotes from civil rights heroes on our bulletin board so the rest of the school could see what we were learning.

You can grab our bulletin board template for free here.

Here are some other great bulletin board ideas for black history month.

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Happy Teaching!

-Amy, Emily, and Tatum