What’s Right With Our Schools: Hardy Elementary Black History Celebration
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WDEF) – Hardy Elementary School had to get extra creative for this year’s Black History Month Celebration, but they still managed to get Hardy at home students through a series of interactive projects.
Rose Prince teaches 4th grade at Hardy. She says, “This is something we do every year. We always celebrate Black History Month. So, we wanted to try and make it as normal as we could. Even though we are not having our Black History Social Studies Night like we normally would. We are still celebrating it and in a way that it is adapted and accessible as possible.
Luanda Harrold teaches third grade at Hardy.
She says, “Well, this is how we are celebrating Black History Month during Covid times, and in the book we have QR codes, and down at the bottom every class that did this created a video about their famous person. And they were able to create a QR code that upload it to our YouTube page (Hardy elementary ), and you can see what they create it.
Rose adds, ” We also passed out trading cards so that each student catches someone else to research. It was so important that we still celebrated this in some way, and made it where it was accessible to our Hardy at home students who aren’t here in the school building with us.
She concludes, “Also, in music Miss Tortora has been talking about spiritual’s and how those are important. Especially, with our primary grades. Our fifth grade students have been researching HBCUs with the climate and culture teams. I want them to remember that there are so many significant African-Americans that have contributed to our country‘s history. I want them to know that they do not have to learn about these people only in February. Maybe that will lead them to learning more about somebody else and somebody else.