Video project empowers students to teach Black history
Stamford school is celebrating Black History Month with a unique video project
that's turning students into teachers.
Rogers International School in Stamford, the morning video announcements have
included students in grades K-8 who created short clips highlighting important
Black figures in our history.
videos feature athletes and artists, politicians and civil rights icons,
including Shirley Chisolm, Kareem Abdul-Jabar, Duke Ellington, Langston
Hughes, Ruby Bridges and Jackie Robinson.
thought, what better way to get our kids learning than to have them doing the
research and present it to their fellow students,” she says. “We also thought it
would be a great way for students and their parents to talk about race. It’s an
issue that not everyone feels comfortable talking about, and it’s a
natural way to get those conversations starting.”
videos will continue during morning announcements through the rest of the