Black history month isn't just yesterday. It's today.
If I were to ask you to name prominent African-American leaders that are typically featured during Black History Month some names would quickly come to mind: Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X, and President Obama to name a few.
But changes in the status quo don’t just come from leaders at the top. History shaping movements and social change come through the work of everyday people. These everyday people see a need in their community and work to find solutions. At thinkLaw we like to call them everyday heroes.
This Black History month, thinkLaw’s theme is “Black History isn’t just yesterday. It’s today.” We’re on the hunt for everyday heroes who are making black history today.
Have the students in your classroom interview a community or family member that they consider to be an everyday hero. We’ve put together a FREE classroom resource available for download on our Teachers Pay Teachers store. “Everyday Heroes: Celebrating Community Leaders” includes a PDF with student instructions and worksheets as well as a PowerPoint presentation.
Students can submit their writing piece to thinkLaw if they'd like and we will select some student pieces to be featured on our blog and social media networks!