Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Black History Month at Cabrini Connections

This year at Cabrini Connections we are providing two Black History Month opportunities for those in the program to take part in. 1st activity is the Black History Recognition Project and the other activity is the "Who Am I" trivia game.

Those who participate will be asked to complete a 1 page creative project (essay, letter, picture/drawing, poem, or song lyrics) that highlights and showcases the icon they selected and their impact on the world. Here are the 20 African American Icons that will be showcased throughout the month, along with the weeks in which they will be showcased here in the program.

Week of Feb. 1st: Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Lena Horn, and Morgan Freeman
Week of Feb. 8th: Florence Joyner, Jackie Robinson, Barack Obama, Spike Lee, and Sean Carter

Week of Feb 15th: Andrew "Rube" Foster, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Michael Jackson, and Idi Amin

Week of Feb. 22nd: Doug Williams, Joe Lewis, Malcolm X, Wilma Rudolph, and Mahalia Jackson

Those in the program can select one of the many icons listed above to complete their project on or they can research any other African American Icon that makes the month of February so special to complete their project on.

During the lat Wednesday and Thursday sessions of this month, we will be taking part in the "Who Am I..." trivia game in which the group will have an opportunity to win prizes by stating the correct name of the person who is being showcased by the person who will be providing a series of clues. Here is an example of how the trivia game will work:

"I was born in Brooklyn, New York...Who Am I? I played basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels...Who Am I? I am considered to be one of the best basketball players of all time...Who Am I? If you said Michael Jordan THEN YOU ARE THE WINNER!!!

These two activities will be fun ways for those in our program to learn more about those in the past and the present who have and those who currently contribute greatly to the importance of Black History Month. You never know...one of the Cabrini Connections' students could be a future Black History Month icon!!!

~Hope, Build, Believe, and Achieve~

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