Black History Month
“Negro History Week” was established in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, an NAACP leader, educator and historian, to recognize the central role Blacks played in the development of the United States. The second week of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln. In 1976, the federal government expanded the celebration to Black History Month.
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASAALH) selects the national theme for Black History Month each year. This year’s theme is "The Crisis in Black Education."
Black-Eyed Susan Reading Record
Read any Black-Eyed Susan nominated book. Record that you have read the book by clicking HERE. (Note: You must be signed into your MCPS Google Chrome account)
Complete Black-Eyed Susan Nominees Reading Record form so that we will know who is eligible to attend the Black-Eyed Susan voting party in the spring.
Maker Spaces in the Media Center
Maker Space activities are beginning to show up in the Media Center during lunch periods. So far we have had a few Lego Challenge activities. Coming soon will be Cardboard Construction Challenges, Zentangle, Weaving, and Paper Bag Mystery Challenges.
The Tilden Media Center Makerspace is a constructionist place for students to give life, shape, function, and purpose to their ideas; they utilize knowledge, skills, and tools from a wide range of content areas and experiences.
We will be utilizing the TMI - Think, Make, Improve model as we work and create in our makerspace.
Think - Students begin by thinking through the problem, project or challenge that they have been presented.
Make - Students put their thinking into making; depending on what the project is, this is the heart of their work and thje practical and exploratory application of their ideas generated during the first stage.
Improve - Students will constantly be analyzing their product or project as they are making and other students might also come up with ways to improve on their original designs.