CROWDS GATHERED AT BLACK HISTORY MONTH MUSEUM SHOWCASE

Posted February 9, 2017


The well-attended event inspired by the National Museum of African American History and Culture was hosted by students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 who participate in C3 (Culture, Creed, and Community) last Thursday.

"I learned a couple of new names and the roles they played In Black history. I am confident that this interactive Black History Month celebration provided a learning opportunity for all."
Gwen Jones (Parent)

Thank you to all who took part in last week’s Black History Month Showcase. The well-attended event inspired by the National Museum of African American History and Culture was hosted by C3 (Culture, Creed, and Community) on Thursday, February 2, in the Gymnasium and Performance Center. Students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 manned stations that informed and quizzed visitors about Black history. Just as they do at the Smithsonian version of the museum, visitors formed a line outside the showcase. As visitors entered, they were issued time-stamped tickets by several of our Grade 7 students. The ticket allowed participants to get a sticker for each museum station they visited and a raffle ticket for some great give-aways.

At one station, participants tried to unscramble historic quotations and at another station the names of famous Black leaders. There was a listening station where participants could “name that tune” based on hearing a few notes of a song. Students shared iPads with social media pages designed for Black leaders and historical figures. A resource table displayed books and other available online resources about African American history.

A highlight of the museum was the living portrait gallery. Students in Kindergarten to Grade 3 learned about famous people, decorated portraits, and put their own faces in the center of the portraits.

One parent commented, “It was such an enjoyable evening, and the C3 program is so vital to the children's experience at St. Patrick's.”

Thanks to the students of C3 and faculty and staff for all their hard work and a wonderful evening.

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