Celebrating Black History Through Periodic Table

In celebration of Black History Month, Mrs. Heather Snider, Middle School Science teacher, and Mrs. Valerie Estes, Middle School Art teacher, have created an interactive bulletin board for students that includes a large scale periodic table. Instead of the standard scientific elements, each square contains pertinent information about famous Black or African Americans who have played a central role in U.S. history. This "Periodic Table of Black History" is divided into categories such as: scientists, politicians, activists, athletes, musicians, actors, entrepreneurs, and others. Fifth and sixth grade science and art students will study and honor the many accomplishments of our Gerstell Academy Portrait Leaders; for example: Condoleezza Rice, Thurgood Marshall, Bea Gaddy, Barack Obama, and Mae Jemison.
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