When I first started my schooling in Social Studies, I never heard anything about Juneteenth. It was not till years later my father and Father-in-Law joked about our anniversary being on "Juneteenth" and I began to research the term.
Years later after I moved to an all-black, inner-city school did I realize that Juneteenth was a big deal. From there I began to start creating an End-Of-Year activity built around the celebration to do with my students. I just want to show my students that "this old white guy" could be just as 'hip' as they were. I ended up getting some really great items from both my Black students and my White students.
We started decorating the hall, and then halls, then we got the entire school involved in the pre-celebration. We ended the year with most classes creating their own part of the celebration wither it was dance, computers, art, song, ELA writing…it all became a really cool extravaganza.
The first three pages is a very cool 'history' of Juneteenth and the fourth page gives a brief idea of what students can do with this project.