African Americans Close To Our Hearts! - Black History Month Display Idea

By kayla
Black History Month and Valentine's Day Bulletin Board Idea
Photo Source: Brandy Turman

If you're looking for a simple, yet relevant way to bring the important historical figures of Black History Month alive, check out this bulletin board created by Brandy Turman and her students. As a class project, each student was invited to research and write a short paper on a famous African American to share with their classmates. A great learning exercise and fantastic way to build research and writing skills, this exercise also offers a unique opportunity for learning - i.e. students preparing and presenting the material instead of you! Did we mention that this design also doubles as a Valentine's Day display? A brilliant way to get more mileage out of the design!

African Americans Close To Our Hearts!

  • Background: Black bulletin board paper.
  • Title: "African Americans Close To Our Hearts!"
  • Border: Valentine's Day trimmer or complimentary solid/patterned border.
  • Decoration: Arrange photographs and your students' papers around the board. If you desire, mount the research papers onto colored construction paper to create a border and pop of color. To fill in the empty spaces, add construction paper heart cutouts or other Valentine's Day themed accents.

About kayla

Happily authoring posts about lesson plans, crafts, unique bulletin board ideas, and other helpful resources for SupplyMe since 2008.