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Frederick Douglas: Black History Month Fact #5


Did you know even though Frederick Douglass was born a slave he went on to write books about his life, became a major contributor to end slavery, and an advisor for President Abraham Lincoln?

In 1863, during the Civil War, Frederick Douglas advised President Lincoln on the proper treatment of black soldiers.

Source: Library of Congress


Dr. Patricia E. Bath Doctor & Inventor: Black History Month Fact #4


Did you know Dr. Patricia E. Bath, an African American doctor and inventor, invented the Laserphaco Probe that helps treat cataracts, a common cause of blindness?

Dr. Bath is also the co-founder of the American Institute for the Prevention of Blindness, which has the goal of preventing blindness and restoring eyesight worldwide.

Source: United States National Library of Medicine



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Dr. Carter G. Woodson: Black History Month Fact #3


Did you know Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the main founder of Black History Month, didn’t start school until he was 19 years old?

Dr. Woodson wasn’t able to afford school so he taught himself his ABCs and math. He also worked in the coalmines until he had enough money to go to school.

At a young age, Dr. Woodson understood he would need a formal education to achieve his dreams. That’s why he did everything possible to receive an education.

Source: Archive


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The Celebration of Black History: Black History Month Fact #1

Black History Month Fact #1

Did you know the original idea of celebrating Black History was created in 1925 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History?

It wasn’t until 1926, one year later, that the first official celebration of Black History took place.

Source: Association for the Study of African American Life and History

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What is Character Education?

What is Character Education?

Simply put character education is the instruction of moral and ethical values. Usually character education is taught to younger children, during the developmental years, to help them understand how they should treat others, and how to deal with the ethical and moral decisions they will encounter throughout their life.

Why is character education important for children?

Character education is important for children, because it helps them grow into morally responsible adults. Like any other learned subject such as math, science and social studies, children need to learn how to properly treat others and make decisions that are morally and ethically correct.

Having great character helps children be kinder, make better choices and develop integrity, self-discipline and responsibility. These are all qualities of a decent contributor to society, which is the goal of character education when taught to children.

Why Good Character is Important for Children to Have?

Good character is important for children because:

  • It allows children to become positive contributors to their communities
  • It makes children feel good about themselves
  • It helps children love others
  • It allows children to be role models of kindness, integrity, respect and responsibility
  • It initiates the pay-it-forward concept

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