Caudle Park Elementary

African Heritage Month - Black History Matters - Week 4

February is Black History Month. As usual, our teachers and students will be participating in discussions and activities centered around Black History. Alongside other learning, all of our students have been watching a selection series of videos which highlight important people, places and events over history.

We thought you may like to continue these discussion at homes, so we are sharing these links with you as well. Many of these videos have been produced in the United States.  However, these messages and themes resonate with us, here in Canada, as well.

Week 4: Celebrating Black History

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture, is like a tree without roots. ~Marcus Garvery

Books


Lupita Nyong’o Reads “Sulwe” - 11 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vujbTOuzg2Q

Misty Copeland Reads “Firebird” - 7 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzUZEaceZKc

Marley Dias Reads “We March” - 4 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJDH4qt8heE

Fly, Doctor, Fly - Lyndsay Archer - 10 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYIFlSpUPXY


Music


Lift Every Voice - 3 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONgOH_tq7-Q

Music History is Black History - 4 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08tkRztNLcw

Brown Skin Girl - Beyonce - 6 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRFS0MYTC1I

Don’t Worry, Be Happy - 5 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWXUWepSak4


Dance


The History of African American Social Dance - 4 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpCBMwAweDI

Dance through Black History across the Diaspora - 4 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47klTakg6Ho

South African Fire Fighters Dance as they Arrive in Alberta - 4 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JokUgo5dxY

The History of Stepping - 3 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gU44yROz2RI


Fashion


Hair Love - 7 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNw8V_Fkw28

Crown: An Ode to a Fresh Cut - 7 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1yCg2PdeEA

100 Years of Black Hair - 4 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vd-AP_q2r4

African Models Dance During Fashion Show - 3 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nl94eZWrkC8


Life


The Most Searched: A Celebration of Black History Makers - 2 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qyiautg41h8

Who Inspires You - 2 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OnKymKFXB0

African American Culture - 2 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpQPJvQwneI

Celebrating You - 2 minuets
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxTCkPDpY4E