Dr. Toney- James Grade 4 Room 206 mrtoney@cps.edu

February 21, 2020

African American History Assembly February 28, 2020

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Dear Parents,

On Friday, February 28, 2020 Students in Room 206 will be performing in the African American History Assembly. There will be two performances on at 9:30 a.m. and another at 2:00 p.m. We will perform a Motown Review. Below are the links to practice with your child, Please ask them what section they need to practice.

Stevie Wonder- Finger tips

Temptations – Ain’t too proud Too Beg

Supremes- Keep Me Hanging On

James Brown

Black History Project Due March 2- March 6, 2020

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On February 10, 2020 each student  randomly selected a notable figure in African American History. Students are to write a 2 page (typed) research paper about that person (12 font). The title page is an additional page (3 pages in total).

 Research paper must include (Please see attached Rubric):

  • Title Page
  • Picture of the person on the cover page
  • Date of birth/ date of death
  • Brief life story in sequence
  • Major accomplishments (movies, poems, books etc..)  and awards
  • Your personal reflection about his/her importance (Why is this person important?)- do not leave this part out!

After students complete their research paper each student will be asked to give an oral presentation on that person. Students must embody their notable figure. You may not read your paper a loud. They must introduce themselves as that person and give important information about their life and major accomplishments. Each presentation should only last 1-3 minutes.

Students must also bring a prop/ artifact the applies to your character (ex: microphone, gavel, music, instrument etc..) and/ or dress in character. Students can also create a poster or power point presentation.

All Research paper and Oral presentations are due the week of March 2-6 , 2020

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