6th grade at Lady’s Island Middle explores Black History

Mrs. Portia Johnson’s 6th grade World History classes recently held their annual “Black History Expo” at Lady’s Island Middle School. The Expo highlighted African Americans who have made “significant contributions” to our society.

Taylor Cornish presenting George Washington Carver.
Taylor Cornish presenting on George Washington Carver.
Garrett Smith, Ariana Watson, and Claire Davis presenting on Mr. John Burr.
Garrett Smith, Ariana Watson, and Claire Davis presenting on Mr. John Burr.

Kaylee Cayo and her team members chose to present L.C. Bailey, the inventor of the first “folding bed”. Miss Cayo said that she “…really enjoyed working as a group and really enjoyed making the life size pictures of her subject while presenting to different people.”

She was not the only student to present, Taylor Cornish, for example, presented George Washington Carver. Miss Cornish said “What I enjoyed most about the project was doing the hard work and then being able to show it off.” George Washington Carver, as the readers may remember, helped the agriculture industry with his work in cotton, sweet potato, soy bean and peanut production.

Finally, Garrett Smith said what he enjoyed most was using technology to do the research and learn new things about interesting people. Mr. Garrett worked with his team to complete research on Mr. John Burr, who is credited with inventing the modern rotary lawn mower.

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