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Books that Teach

February is Black History Month. This is a very important part of our nation’s history. Many important people in history are sidelined for being a minority, but their contributions to this nation and society should never be ignored. Black History month is supposed to be a way to give light to those that have been hidden in our history.

In today’s world especially we want our sons and our daughters to know that ANYONE is capable of making an impact on this world. That we are all equal in our abilities to make a difference. For decades psychologists have said how important it is to show our young girls strong female role models, but it is just as important to show our sons strong female role models. It is also important to break down barriers and show them that there is no difference between a man, a woman, and someone who may come from a different culture, or background.

books that teach

So this month let’s highlight a book that will do just that. Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History highlights many women of color that have made an impact on the world today. These women have been sidelined in history, but they will not be in the here and now.  

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History highlights 40 women and the amazing thing they have accomplished. From women like Abolitionist Sojourner Truth who fought barriers and helped the fight to free slaves, to women like politician Shirley Chisholm who broke down barriers in politics serving her community in a very strong and life-changing way. Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History also highlights women in everyday life and how they have accomplished amazing things and shattered people’s expectations.

This book is meant for children ages 8-11, but it carries an impact that could be felt by readers of all ages. Be sure to check it out, it is a book that should be read by everyone.

February: Black History Month

Black History Month

Did you know that February is Black History Month? Also known as African-American History Month, in February we celebrate all month long all the great men and women that have made history and influenced our lives with great knowledge, important firsts, civil rights, or incredible inventions. During the month of February we celebrate men and women like Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglass, Jackie Robinson, and Booker T. Washington.

In school many of your kids will be learning about these great men and women. But it is always a great idea to learn a little bit more about things, especially important things that have helped to shape or change our nation. So this month we want to highlight a couple of our great men and women by sharing with you a few fun and interesting activities for you and your kids.

Coloring Pages: right now at apples4theteacher.com you can find dozens of printable coloring pages with facts about some of the men and women that have changed our world for the better. From Frederick Douglass to Barack Obama you can print out these pages for your kids to color and learn about all the great things that each man or woman has done and how it has changed our lives.

Vocabulary words: also at apples4theteacher.com you can find a list of vocabulary words that will help to educate your child on the importance of Black History Month while also teaching them important words that will help to enhance their growing vocabulary.

Word Search and other activities: apples4theteacher.com also has some incredible worksheets that your child can fill out teaching them the importance of events like Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington, the first African-American President, when the Emancipation Declaration was announced, and when the first African-American Supreme Court Justice was appointed. Your kids will have fun learning about the important and interesting events in fun ways like in word searches.

This month is important to every boy, girl, parent, and grandparent because it has changed the way the world works. Now you and your child can learn about these great moments together.