In today’s My Disney Class Podcast episode, Howie and Ryan discuss Black History Month. They look at how it’s celebrated at Walt Disney World and how and how it can be observed in schools. Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, also known as African-American History Month. It has received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada and more recently has been observed in Ireland and the United Kingdom. It began as a way of remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated in February in the United States and Canada, while in Ireland and the United Kingdom, it is observed in October.
On today’s show, Ryan and Howie share how Walt Disney World recognizes Black History Month through distinctive opportunities throughout the parks and Disney Springs. Disney calls this celebration, Celebrate Soulfully! The unique and diverse offerings range from Black artists and performers to beautiful music and delicious food. There are definitely many options and opportunities for guests to experience at least a small sampling and exposure to the rich and diverse Black and African-American cultures. The episode wraps up with Ryan sharing several ideas with educators on how they can bring lessons and projects into their classrooms that can also help teach students about Black History. As well as expose them to the wonderful culture and people that makeup such a large part of our American history foundation.
We hope you enjoyed our brief look at celebrating Black History Month and we hope we inspired you to celebrate and promote Black history in your classroom. Not only in February but all year long! Don’t forget, if you haven’t already, to join the fun and supportive community we have in our Facebook group, Educators who love Disney. Don’t forget to rate and review our podcast on Apple music. Your support and feedback will only make us better!