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Black History Month at Island Pacific School

This February, teachers and students at Island Pacific School offered many ways to celebrate and learn during Black History Month.

Every day during the morning stretch, the school gathered together to learn and celebrate people who made a difference and impact.

There were many more opportunities our students were engaged on this topic this month including:
In Grade 8 French, students started a unit on music. They listened to music from a variety of Black French artists from around the world and made posters advertising a song by one of these artists.

In English –

The grade 9s used exemplars from the Civil Rights movement to learn about powerful public speaking strategies.
The grade 8s submitted a comparative novel study on themes of prejudice in Children of Blood and Bone and lived prejudice and inequalities in Black America.
The grade 7s are currently in the middle of a poetry unit and will be studying different forms of expression through the poetry of black writers like Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes and Natasha Trethewey.