My goal is to teach my kindergarten students about black history through the eyes of children. In doing so, I will be able to provide my students with an awareness to build upon as they grow and mature. My resources include pieces of art centering on African-American children and literature related to the pieces. My focus is on desegregation. To lead into desegregation, I will briefly touch upon slavery. The unit will conclude with a celebration of diversity.
Because slavery and desegregation are sensitive subjects, I have been very selective in choosing art and literature to work with. My intention is to make my students aware of black history without depressing them or instilling fear and anger. By the end of the unit, I hope my students will have an appreciation for black history and a realization of how far African-Americans have come. I want them to know that there is hope for an even better tomorrow.