Honoring Roots with Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, students made collages that paid homage to African-American contributions in art, science, and politics. After picking their role model, PLAY kids selected a quote that inspired them to make changes in the communities around them. Using Photoshop, students made multi-layer images, adding backgrounds and text to images of prominent black men and women.

PLAY kids also celebrated Black History Month with their biggest test yet: making a short film from the ground up. Students wrote, storyboarded, acted out, and shot a production that was presented to their community at the Black History Month showcase. The film uses real black role models to tell a story of honoring tradition. Follow Queen Latifa as she rejects the principals of her Black heritage unjustly; only to be haunted by the ghost of Rosa Parks, who teaches Latifa to correct her ways.