Throughout the month of February, students at Hampton Bays Elementary School honored significant figures and events, past and present, in African American history.

To celebrate Black History month, students in fourth grade accessed the A&E Television Network Interactive Black History website. As a group, the class read about the origins of Black History Month. During their computer classes, students had an opportunity to enter the site, explore a timeline of black history, and read some important facts. They also tested their knowledge with interactive games like the “Quoting Greatness” quiz, “Who Am I” photos, and even a crossword puzzle. 

During music, physical education, library and LOTE (Languages Other Than English) classes, teachers used the website with their students to explore famous Black Americans. Groups viewed short videos and read the biographies of various musicians, athletes, writers and activists. Posters created by students with facts and photos of a famous African American of their choice are displayed on all of the special areas on bulletin boards.