Honoring #BlackExcellence and Celebrating Black History Month
Mizzen by Mott is celebrating Black History Month with a little history, a new thematic activities playlist and a #BlackExcellence series on social media. Sign up, follow them, or log-in to the Mizzen by Mott app today to access all these free activities now.
Black History Activities
Explore our curated playlist of activities for Black History Month. These activities cover social justice, civil rights, the Civil War and more. Access free activities
The Father of Black History Month
Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a dedicated historian and Harvard-trained educator created the first Black History celebration in February of 1926. It was originally celebrated as Black History Week to honor the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. It wasn’t until 1976 that this week-long holiday was federally recognized as a month-long celebration. Read blog
Schedule These Activities
- Feb. 18: NASA Mars Perseverance Rover Landing
Activity: “Exploring the Colors of Mars” by NASA
- Feb. 18: National Battery Day
Activity: “Making a Fruit Battery”
- Feb. 12 – 15: Great Backyard Bird Count
Activity: “Empirical Data in Classrooms: Raptor Migrations” by California Academy of Sciences
- Feb.15: Presidents Day
Activity: “Meet the First President!”
- Feb. 12: Lunar New Year
Activity: “Lion Dance” and “Plan a trip through China”
- Feb. 21 – 27: National Engineering Week
Activity: “Build Your Own Roller Coaster” by OregonASK
- Feb. 20: Rihanna’s Birthday
Activity: “Body Percussion”
New Mizzen Activity Releases
Throughout February, we’ll be releasing exciting new content in Mizzen. Watch for new social-emotional learning (SEL) content from kid-grit and environmental content in time to plan your Earth Day curricula.
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#BlackExcellence and more on social media
Join Mizzen in using the hashtag #BlackExcellence during Black History Month. They will be highlighting stories from Black history and the accomplishments of notable Black men and women on all platforms.
Follow them and make it easy to share stories of #BlackExcellence as you engage and empower your students with hands-on activities in STEM, arts, history, team building, social science and youth entrepreneurship.