Oak View Elementary students present Black History Month projects
After a month of work, third grade students at Oak View elementary presented their Black History Month projects in front of their classmates Wednesday.
Over the course of the month of February, students each researched an important figure in Black history and then presented their work to the class.
Teacher Kenzie Schmidt has done the project every year since she started at Oak View.
“I just think Black History is important for these kids to learn," she said. "Just to learn about how to treat people right, no matter what they look like, based on who they are on the inside.”
Schmidt said she assigns each student a historical figure she thinks they might connect with, based on what she’s learned about them during the fall. Then, students spend the month researching their person.
When they present at the end of the month, students fill a gift bag they’ve decorated with five items based on what they learned about their person and share how each item is relevant as well as important characteristics about their historical figure with the rest of the class.
Schmidt said it’s the first time the students get to present by themselves in front of the class.