Invitation to Create a Freedom Flag
Juneteenth, is a holiday that celebrates the freedom of enslaved African Americans in the United States. Today we read the story A Flag for Juneteenth by Kim Taylor which is about a community of African Americans on a plantation in Texas as they process the news of their freedom and celebrate together by creating a community freedom flag.
After reading the story we invited the children to create a collaborative quilt freedom flag. We provided poster paper, wash tape, cellophane, tissue paper, scissors, and glue. A little fun fact, the author applied her skills as an expert quilter by creating each of the illustrations by hand!
Educating children from a young age about the many achievements of Black History and how it has shaped cultures worldwide, provides for concrete learning experiences that permit children to build an understanding that will impact their learning, attitudes, and beliefs about diversity, inclusivity, and a multicultural education.
Here are more invitations to teach children about Black History.