Updated: Aug 20, 2020
According to WeAreTeachers.Com, Also known as Freedom Day, Juneteenth takes place on June 19th every year to commemorate June 19, 1865, when federal orders read in Galveston, Texas stated that all previously enslaved people in Texas were free. This was an important day in history and the fight to end American slavery. It should be recognized in our classrooms and is honored across the country with cookouts, parades, heartfelt reunions, and so much more. They compiled a list of ideas for teaching Juneteenth including videos, recommended books, lessons and more:
Juneteenth Flag Bunting Coloring Page:
Juneteenth Word search PDF:
Juneteenth for Mazie Storytime YouTube Video:
What is Juneteenth:
Information from Teaching Tolerance:
Let me know how you're learning about this very special day and what things you're doing to celebrate. Be sure to comment if you have other ideas and, as always,use the hashtag #LearningFunWithLaura so I can be sure to see your posts!
This history is true American history, and it is, unfortunately, not taught as much as it should be. Make sure you take some time to educate yourselves! Want to share some of the things you've learned? Make sure you use the hashtag #learningFunWithLaura so I dont miss all of your posts.