At AISL we strive to celebrate and honor the diversity of all our students and their backgrounds. During the month of February, we highlight the achievements, struggles, and triumphs of black persons in particular as part of Black History Month, which is celebrated increasingly throughout the world.
During our secondary school assembly on 17 February, we all watched a spectacular spoken word piece by 22-year-old US National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman titled "Earthrise," and reflected on what we want to stand for as individuals and how we might go about working to protect our fragile earth. If you haven't heard Ms. Gorman perform this deeply moving poem, please consider giving it a watch- it's only 4:30 long. (Interesting fact: Amanda Gorman had a speech impediment as a child and has an auditory processing disorder- and look what she has achieved!)
In middle school, grade 6 students explored Black History Month by engaging in several of the activities in this book creator book and grade 10 students explored similar themes using resources in this book geared toward an older teen audience. Our grade 7&8 students will engage in similar activities across next week. You are welcome to peruse these resources, too!
We will continually seek out ways that we can learn about and honor the history and achievements of groups that have been marginalized in the past as we strive to create "a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect" (IBO Mission).
Image credit: Amanda Gorman retrieved from <theguardian.com>
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