The annual Black History Month Living Museum event at Remington Traditional has been held for more than 20 years at the school and second grade teacher Ms. Libby Hilker did not want to see the tradition end due to the pandemic.
Today, students individually stood in front of a green screen to record their part while the rest of the class was in the library.
“We have been researching famous African Americans for a few weeks now using Pebble Go, Epic, and Ducksters, and the students have prepared and memorized a speech,” Hilker said. “This project is always good for bringing up inequality and representation and why it matters and I didn’t want to miss a chance to teach them all about it.”
Each student studied a famous Black person and learned when they were born, what they accomplished and other interesting facts. All of the students also had to memorize a quote.
Working with district technology specialist Ms. Stephanie McCreary, students have learned how to use iMovie and will replace the green background of their video with an image that represents their person and will also add in music.
The Virtual Living Museum will be posted later this month on their Seesaw blog to share with the school and families.
“We can’t all get together physically this year, but it’s nice that we are going to be able to share it with more people,” Hilker said. “Doing it virtually will allow all of their friends and relatives that couldn’t make it to the school a chance to see all their hard work.”