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Students share Black History Month projects


Fifth-grade students at Parkway Elementary School, in the East Meadow School District, used Google Chromebooks to create biography profiles in celebration of Black History Month.

As part of a cross-curricular lesson on history and writing, students created one-page profiles on historical figures and events to celebrate Black History Month. Each researched a selected topic on the Internet and in the school’s library. With the collected information, students used Google Docs to layout newspaper cover-style formats.

Projects featured such figures as Jesse Owens, Chris Gardner, Muhammad Ali, Ela Baker, Eartha Kit, Maya Angelou and others. The assignment concluded on March 6 with students viewing their peers’ projects that were shared on Google Docs.

—Brian Stieglitz