Reporting on Black History Month

Reporting on Black History Month photo

Fifth-grade students at Parkway Elementary School utilized Google Chromebooks to create biography profiles in celebration of Black History Month.

As part of a cross-curricular lesson on history and writing, students created one-page profiles on historical figures and events to celebrate Black History Month. Each individual researched their selected topic on the internet and in the school’s library. With the collected information, students used Google Docs to lay out a newspaper cover-style format.

Projects featured such figures as Jesse Owens, Chris Gardner, Muhammad Ali, Ela Baker, Eartha Kit, Maya Angelou and others. The assignment concluded on March 6 with students viewing their peers’ projects that were shared on Google Docs.