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Mount Celebrates Black History Month with Cross-Curricular Programming

Mount Celebrates Black History Month with Cross-Curricular Programming

On Februrary 18th, 19th, and 25th, several faculty members volunteered to participate in cross-curricular programming focusing on Black History Month. Teachers of different subjects partnered up to teach mini lessons. The purpose of these lessons were twofold: to focus on African-American pioneers and creators in various areas, and to expose students to different subject matter. Twelve lessons occurred simultaneously each day; students were grouped together by class year and advisories for each lesson.

 

Subject matter was diverse, but focused on influential African-Americans. Examples of lessons include Ms. Jean Korey (Fine Arts) and Mr. Jonathan Fabrey (Psychology) teaming up to present on Anna Deavere Smith and her groundbreaking work in documentary theatre. Mrs. Katie Kennedy (Theology) and Ms. Danielle Molan (Fine Arts) presented a lesson on Thea Bowman. And Ms. Cara Croke (Fine Arts) and Ms. Mary Kate Steinmetz (Social Studies) discussed the Great Migration and art.

 

Students had the opportunity to participate as well—as teachers! Seniors Nasya Stinson and Caroline Bittenbender gave a lesson using Jordan Peele’s film Get Out to analyze the representation of black characters and themes of photography.

 

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