February Edition – Black History Month; Justice

 The articles and artwork of each Tablet Jr. are created by the students of the diocesan academies, and each month there is a new theme and a new academy.  

Justice is the theme of this edition.  St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Academy of Queens is this month’s academy to showcase its journalistic skills.  Enjoy reading the additional student submissions as well as using the Teacher Resources below. This is the fifth edition of the new school year.  Let us know what you think!

How You Can Choose To Change The World, Like Rosa Parks

BY Paula Kowalczyk, GR. 8

As an American Activist, Rosa Parks helped change the world. She was a large part of the civil rights movement. Parks is most known for her involvement in the Montgomery bus boycott.

FOR THE FULL ARTICLE SEE THE COVER PAGE OF THE TABLET Jr.

The History of Black History Month

BY Niall Guerrero, GR. 7

What is Black History Month? Black History Month is when we celebrate African Americans’ victories and the struggles they have overcome during their long history in America. Black History Month is celebrated during February, and many famous African Americans are acknowledged.

FOR THE FULL ARTICLE SEE PAGE 2 OF THE TABLET Jr.

The Ruby Bridges Foundation

BY Brooke Louisa, GR. 8

In 1999, Ruby Bridges created the “Ruby Bridges Foundation” to help end racism in New Orleans. The foundation’s purpose is to promote respect and equal treatment to all races or all differences.  The foundation’s purpose was based around one moment when Ruby Bridges crossed the barrier of segregation and changed education.

FOR THE FULL ARTICLE SEE PAGE 3 OF THE TABLET Jr.

The Baseball Player Who Made History

BY Alexander Perez and Thomas DiGiovanna, GR. 6

What baseball player made history in baseball? This famous baseball player made a difference for African-Americans. The number 42 belongs to Jackie Robinson. He is the player who broke the color barrier in baseball.

FOR THE FULL ARTICLE SEE PAGE 3 OF THE TABLET Jr.

Instructional Guide

Expand on the Catholic Social Teaching Curriculum by using this month’s Teacher Guide to expand your students’ content and understanding of Justice and Black History. 

Justice

Love is in every person, no matter what color. God loves us the way he created us, not how we wanted to be created.

Student Artwork

Students submitted artwork and photos that represent the theme. See the edition for additional artwork.

About the Tablet Jr.

A collaboration between CTN and The Tablet editorial staff, The Tablet Jr. includes stories written by middle-grade students from diocesan academies and schools as well as student-created artwork. Additional elements include a question-and-answer column, a diocesan history column, fun activities such as word puzzles, and a news article written by a member of The Tablet staff.

Instructional Resource Guide

Tablet Jr. CartoonPrint-rich materials that can motivate and engage students in class. TEACHER GUIDE