Students Study Michael Jackson For Black History Month

Source: Loudoun County Schools | All Things Michael

American pop-star Michael Jackson performs during his "HIStory World Tour" concert in Vienna in this file photo

Loudoun County, VA – Loundoun County Public Schools will celebrate National African American History Month for February in honor of the achievements and culture of black Americans.

Catoctin Elementary will feature an activity called, “Discovering the Composer, the Singer, the Songwriter, the Dancer, the Experience of Michael Jackson” for the entire month of February. Students will experience the music of African-American musician Michael Jackson. They will use the interactive Nintendo Wii Michael Jackson game to dance and listen to his music.

MJ neverland

Legacy Elementary will study African-American music. Students will perform African-American singing games and songs, experience African-American styles of music, such as ragtime, blues and jazz. Students also will study the music of famous African-American musicians including: Sammy Davis Jr., Lena Horne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Duke Ellington, Scott Joplin, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Nat “King” Cole, Marian Anderson, Ray Charles and Michael Jackson. This activity will also take place throughout the month of February.

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One thought on “Students Study Michael Jackson For Black History Month

  1. Thank God. I don’t like how Michael is too often absent during Black History Month as I have seen posted by several fans. So not cool…

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