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Celebrate Black History -- in February and all year long! Help your child learn about the Black leaders of yesterday (and today!). As you explore the Black scientists, politicians, activists, artists, and more who have left their mark on U.S. history, encourage your child’s curiosity about the contributions and accomplishments of Black people.
Through engaging stories and physical comedy, PEG+CAT inspires preschool children to see math as exciting, accessible, and fun! in this episode, they learn about sequential order and sequencing as they prepare to go see Misty Copeland perform!
SCHOOL AGE

WATCH: Poet Amanda Gorman reads "Talking Gets Us There"

Watch Amanda Gorman, poet, writer, and the Inaugural National Youth Poet Laureate, recite her original poem "Talking Gets Us There" from the "PBS KIDS Talk About: Race and Racism" special. This video helps us celebrate differences and speak out against racism today and every day.


ADOLESCENTS

Black People Made That!

At the end of the day, it's all about the benjamins. Black inventors throughout American history have contributed so much to our country's innovation -- all while navigating a difficult US patent system. In this episode of SAY IT LOUD, Azie Dungey and Evelyn From The Internets, discuss all the creative ways Black people have worked through their intellectual property and how it affects the U.S as a whole.

SECONDARY

And the Beat Goes On: The Spirit in the Legacy of the Douglass Center Drum Corps
And the Beat Goes On: The Spirit in the Legacy of the Douglass Center Drum Corps begins to tell the story of the Douglass Center Drum Corps and Drill Team in Champaign-Urbana during its heyday in the late 1960s and asks the question, “Who will carry on the tradition and provide this important social outlet for young Black men and women today?” Urbana High School students worked with the Youth Media Workshop, a collaboration of WILL-TV and Dr. William Patterson to collect oral histories of former and future drum corps and drill team leaders.
MOBILE APPS & ONLINE GAMES

In the Xavier Riddle Hero Maker game, we celebrate the Black heroes in the month of February and all year long! Create your own hero and learn more about Maya Angelou, Frederick Douglass, Rosa Parks, & more!


News from the WILL Education Office
For Children: Learn At Home Bingo Packets for week of February 21: Freezing and Melting BingoPreK and KGrades 1 and 2



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