Studying Black History Month
Studying Black History Month
Posted on 02/03/2017
This is the image for the news article titled Studying Black History MonthThird grade students at South are kicking off Black History Month by learning about the Underground Railroad.  To introduce the unit, they read the story “Henry’s Freedom Box.”  This is a true account of a slave who mailed himself to freedom during the 1800’s.  To really understand what the journey might have been like, students pretended to be Henry.  They sat in their “box” (under their desk) for 10 minutes and tried not to make any noise while their master walked around the room.  After the activity, students decided that the time they spent was not even comparable to the twenty-seven hours Henry was in his box.  According to one student, “That was the longest ten minutes of my life!”  In the end, everyone agreed that they had a lot of respect for Henry and he was a very brave man!