D211 Post: Celebrating Black History Month in the Era of Hybrid Learning

            As District 211 schools enter February in continued hybrid learning, teachers, students, and service organizations are adapting and creating ways to celebrate Black History Month in new ways.

            Preparation for this year’s celebrations began last month when students from organizations like Cultural Awareness Club, Student Councils, and Student Service Clubs, among others, made inspirational and informational posters which they used to decorate hallways.

            Over the course of the month of February, teachers have been providing a variety of programs for students who are in class or attending remotely.  These programs range from classroom discussions of struggles and achievements throughout history.  Additionally, student clubs such as Black Leader Achievement, Advancement of Black Leaders, and Hoffman Black Students United, have created online presentations which explore black contributions to history, art, culture, and science.