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Oakside Students Celebrate Black History Month

A student learns about Booker T. Washington.
A student learns about Booker T. Washington. Photo Credit: Contributed

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- In celebration of Black History Month, Oakside students have been learning about famous African-Americans who have accomplished great things.

In Michelle Hernandez’s third-grade dual language class, students researched, read, and wrote informational biographies on important African-Americans. Along with the biography the students created posters and gave speeches in the first person narrative.

In Martha Lynch’s class, students learned about Wilma Glodean Rudolph, an American track and field sprinter. Rudolph was considered the “fastest woman in the world” in the 1960’s and competed in two Olympic Games, in 1956 and in 1960. Lynch’s class has dedicated the bulletin board outside their classroom in Rudolph’s honor.

Students in Ms. Parthemore and Miss Fowler's class enjoyed learning about George Washington Carver, an American botanist and inventor who made peanuts a popular crop. The class also studied the different uses for peanuts and discussed how they were used to make gasoline, shampoo, shaving cream, hand lotion and many other things.

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