The One Where We Talk About Ms. Angela Davis

For Black History Month, my kindergarteners and I talked about the one and only Angela Davis. Ms. Davis is near and dear to us here in the Bay Area, plus she's the "A" in one of my favorite books, Rad Women A to Z. I read a little about her from the book, and we discussed why she was such a strong person. One of my students shared with us that his mother was a student in her class at U.C. Santa Cruz. How amazing for this boy's mom to share with her 6-year-old her experience learning from Ms. Davis and how great that he recognized her name right away!

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We made simple Angela Davis Collages!

Each student will need:

  • 1 piece of Construction paper (ours were half-sheets)

  • Markers

  • Pre-punched circles: 1 smaller brown one and 1 larger black one. I used the die cut shape maker in the teacher's lounge.

  • Glue stick

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Glue the brown circle (the face) onto the black circle (the beautiful hair). Glue the two onto construction paper and draw the face and additional details. My students loved drawing peace signs, large earrings, eye lashes, and swirly designs. Some love to round off the corners with scissors (optional).

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