I'm still playing a little bit of catch-up and will soon post our vacation. (Still haven't uploaded all of the pictures - yes, I'm slow. Its been that kind of week. Slow.)
In February, we decided to cover Civil Rights and famous African Americans from North Carolina. As always, we had a pair of moms teaching the class. The first activity involved the children drawing a slip of paper and reading it. Each slip had a law from a state regarding the differing treatment of people of color. After reading them all and talking about some of them, the children were then encouraged to make a poster designed to help change opinions on one of the laws. They did a great job with them. After making them, they each took turns presenting them too.
here. There are also teacher materials located at this site for those interested.
We were ready to start our day and of course I wanted to snap a few photos. This little one with a mind of her own! LOL (Yes, always a mind of her own!)
The school closed not many years after Dr. Brown died. The transition of leadership had some troubles and the final blow came when the main building burned to the ground. Sad to see such a wonderful school close.
The last stop on our tour was the Canary House where Dr. Brown lived. We found the house to be a bit deceiving as it is much larger on the inside than it appears from the outside. It is a beautiful home!
Greensboro Historical Museum was about 15 minutes away so it worked well to combine these stops. We visited here because we thought there would be a scavenger hunt on AA history here. It wasn't quite all that we had hoped, but we still enjoyed the museum. They have done a lot of renovating since the last time that we were here and it really is a great museum!
It was a fun day learning with our friends. I do recommend both of these sites if you are in the area.