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Wonder Pack: Black History Month

Classroom Activities

Wonder Pack: Black History Month

This Deck celebrates Black History Month and is designed to prompt wonder and curiosity for elementary, middle, and high school learners. These Wonders focus on contributions to the arts by the Black community, representation in popular culture, and the origins of cultural movements.

What’s in this pack?

Elementary

What is a social dance, where do they come from, and what purpose do they serve? In this fun, engaging video, Camille Brown and her dance company show the evolution of social dance in 25 moves, while explaining the societal forces that shaped each dance.

Source: TED-Ed

Middle

Superhero movies and comic books are more popular than ever before, but until fairly recently, they were dominated by white characters. Andre of Black Nerd Comedy discusses the growing wave of representation in comics, why it matters, and what it means to him.

Source: Google Arts & Culture

High

Kehinde Wiley has become one of America’s most recognized and revered artists, with a body of work much larger than his famous Obama portrait. In this video, he explains the motivations and inspirations behind his work, and discusses his admiration for his subjects.

Source: Brooklyn Museum via YouTube

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