Using Morning Meeting to Support Black History


Listen to the full episode to hear about how to support black history:

With today being Martin Luther King Jr. day, the topic of today’s episode aligns perfectly. We talked last week about morning meeting and how it’s a designated time to take in new information and build classroom community. Keeping those ideas in mind, I’m sharing ways to use morning meeting as a way to support black history. 

In order to expose your students to and support black history, I’ve come up with 4 simple ways you can embed this information during morning meeting. Each idea is both meaningful and beneficial, that provide opportunities for learning and discussion amongst your students. 

Although I mention morning meeting throughout the episode, you can discuss these ideas any time you have available throughout your day. Whether your students are exploring famous people, events, or profound words spoken, they’re gaining a deeper understanding of the importance to support black history. 

Stay tuned to next week’s episode for more appropriate activities involving Black History Month, while also sharing things you might want to consider avoiding.

In this episode on using morning meeting to support black history, I Share:
  • 4 ideas for supporting black history during morning meeting
  • Follow up activities for each idea discussed
  • The importance of student discussion as it pertains to this topic
  • A reminder that any time during the day can be utilized to learn about black history 
  • A preview of next week’s episode that is in continuation with today’s topic
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