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Spingarn Medal

http://library.advanced.org/10320/Spingarn.htm

There are five activities in this section. Four of these will be discussed. The link at the top of this page explains the Spingarn Medal, gives a list of some winners, and then lists all five activities.

  • The first activity is omitted here.
  • The second activity asks the student to whom he/she would award this medal and to write an essay explaining why. An essay would be a GED activity. A sentence or paragraph would be an ABE activity. The writing would be with pen and paper or in word processing on the computer.
  • Click on the link at the top of this page to read more about this activity. Pen and paper or word processing on the computer will be used for the writing.
  • The third activity invites a student to design his/her own medal. The form shown on the site does not print out in useable form. The teacher will need to use either plain paper or make up a form using word processing and copy that for the students to use for designing their medals. The medal would be for anything the student desires. This is a creative activity. The teacher might lead a discussion about what sorts of contributions to society would be worthy of a medal and celebration. This would be an ABE and GED activity.
  • Click on the link at the top of this page to read more about this activity.
  • The fourth activity is related to number three. After designing a medal, the student would write a paragraph or sentence describing what a person would have to do in order to win this medal. This medal would be awarded every year to a different person. This would be and ABE and GED activity.
  • Click on the link at the top of this page to read more about this activity.
  • The fifth activity relates to numbers three and four. The great question-Who would you select to be the first recipient of this newly designed award? ABE and GED.
  • Click on the link at the top of this page to read more about this activity.

These activities allow a student to become involved in evaluating many deserving people in Black History and choose one he/she thinks is truly great. Then, to make the experience richer, the student is asked to evaluate what makes a person great. The student must define what is important and valuable in a great person. This defining process aids in understanding him/herself. Also, a fuller understanding of how awards are created is offered to the student.

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