Thursday, March 21, 2013

Black History Specialist Presentations

For a week in February, Specialists gave talks, presentations, and demonstrations to show how Black History has affected and is related to Art, Music, Dance, Orchestra, Band, and PE.  Students met in the gym for these special events.

The week started with a focus on Visual Art.  I, (Amanda Gordon the art teacher,) talked about symbols form the Underground Railroad and the Harlem Renaissance.

On Tuesday of this week, Amanda Stevenson, the dance teacher, engaged students by coming onto the stage tap dancing and got students doing some chair dances.

Duane Smith, Music Student Teacher, talked about musical roots in African and African American traditions.  

Band teacher, Mr. Justin Sumners, introduced students to Jazz and a few other music genres.

Mr. Powelson, orchestra teacher, demonstrated violin and presented pieces by several famous Black Violinists.

PE Teacher, Mr. Ross McNeil, made connections to Black Americans in Sports and gave students the opportunity to practice their basketball tricks like the Harlem Globetrotters.

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