February is Black History Month!
February is Black History Month!

 

The long civil rights struggle of African Americans and Dr Martin Luther King's legacy

 

Le vendredi 9 février, un groupe d'élèves de 1ère et les élèves de Terminale HLP (Humanité, Littérature, Philosophie) se sont réunis dans l'auditorium du lycée pour accueillir le Dr Marilyn Sephocle.

Professeure à Howard University à Washington D.C. et membre de la NAACP, le Dr Sephocle a parlé de l'histoire de la ségrégation aux Etats-Unis depuis la fin de la guerre civile et l'imposition des lois ''Jim Crow''.

Elle a également donné aux élèves des perspectives et des témoignages de première main sur la longue histoire du mouvement pour les droits civiques. Merci pour votre visite !

 

First page of the PDF file: BHM_DrMarilynSephocle

Click to read the presentation

 

On Friday, February 9, a group of 11th graders students and HLP (Humanité, Littérature, Philosophie) 12th graders gathered in the school's auditorium to welcome Dr Marilyn Sephocle.

Professor at Howard University in Washington D.C. and a member of the NAACP, Dr Sephocle talked about the history of segregation in the US since the end of the Civil War and the imposition of the '''Jim Crow'' laws. 

She also gave students perspectives and first-hand accounts about the long history of the Civil Rights Movement. Thank you for your visit!


 



 

Création d'une affiche sur l'histoire africaine-américaine en Petite Section !

La classe de PSA a engagé une discussion bilingue sur quelques personnages historiques dans la communauté Afro-Américaine.

Avec l'aide de leur professeure Laurence, leur assistante Hirut et leur professeure d'anglais Allison, les élèves ont créé deux affiches avec les photos de ces personnages. Quelques photos de ce moment de découverte du monde ci-dessus.

 

African-American Poster making in Preschool!

 

The PSA class engaged in a bilingual discussion about some historical figures in the African-American community.

With the help of their teacher Laurence, their assistant Hirut and their English teacher Allison, the students created two posters with photos of these characters. Some photos of this moment of exploration above.

 



 

Our Secondary History teacher, Mr Percy, share with us one of his article about the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, the African-American fighter pilots of the US Army Air Corps who fought in Europe during WWII.

 

This month, our Terminale BFI History/Geography students are focusing on this article as part of their examination of the Civil Rights movement.

I was fortunately able to get this article published in 1999 in Social Education, a history teacher's magazine put out by the National Council for the Social Studies here in DC. The article details the war-time combat exploits of the black pilots, as well as the racism and racial interactions they experienced, both at home during training and while overseas. (The policy of Jim Crow segregation was still in effect in the US military during the war -- black pilots would train and fight in a segregated setting -- and the military was not integrated until 1948, by President Harry Truman). 

The primary sources exhibited in this lesson-plan include photos, political cartoons from African-American newspapers of the period, and documents from the NAACP, the White House and the War Department. Students examine these sources and practice critical-thinking analysis skills, as they ponder and discuss all of the ramifications (political, social, military, racial, etc) that the "Tuskegee Experiment" entailed for the US military, American society and the post-war Civil Rights movement. Note: They are known as the Tuskegee Airmen because they got their flight training at the segregated US Army Air Corps base in Tuskegee, Alabama, which was also the home of Booker T. Washington's Tuskegee Institute, a technical college established for African-Americans after the Civil War. 

Will Percy, History teacher at Rochambeau Secondary School

 

Click to read the entire article!

 



 

Célébrons le Black History Month avec les CE2 !

Les cinq classes de CE2 se sont rendues au Musée National d’Histoire et de Culture Afro-Américaine sur le Mall de Washington, D.C. le mois dernier. Une visite guidée des galeries du troisième et quatrième étages leur ont permis d'y découvrir les différentes luttes et contributions de militants, d'athlètes et de musiciens Afro-Américains, avec leurs enseignant.e.s Nadine Auffret, Aude Boulnois, Albane Mourcou, Magali Giraldi, Florence Laurioux ainsi que leurs professeur.e.s d'anglais Arielle Dambrine, Melisma Cox, Aya Lazrag et Bryan Wildschut.

Album photos de leur sortie scolaire



En janvier et février, dans le cadre du cours d’anglais, de musique et d'éducation physique, les élèves de CE2 étudieront les vies de ces pionniers du mouvement civil, des arts et du monde de façon plus approfondie.

En anglais, les élèves écriront et présenteront à leurs camarades la biographie d’une personne contemporaine célèbre qui, de part ses convictions, son dévouement et son talent, a permis le changement de lois injustes aux Etats-Unis et provoqué un changement d’attitude de la société envers la communauté Afro-Americaine.

Ils réciterons également des poèmes et chanteront des chansons en l'honneur du Mois de l'histoire des Afros-Américains.

 


Celebrate Black History Month with the 3rd grade classes!

Our 3rd graders visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the Washington, DC National Mall this past month. There, a guide lead them through the third and fourth floor galleries where they discovered the struggles and accomplishments of African American activists, athletes and musicians, with their class teachers Nadine Auffret, Aude Boulnois, Albane Mourcou, Magali Giraldi, Florence Laurioux and their English teachers Arielle Dambrine, Melisma Cox, Aya Lazrag and Bryan Wildschut.

Photo Album of their Field Trip

 

During the months of January and February, in Physical Education, Music and Social Studies, the students will celebrate the lives of these trailblazers whose actions changed unfair laws and discriminatory attitudes towards their people.

They will recite poems, sing songs, research write and present biographies of famous African Americans, discussing their many contributions in all areas.
 

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