February 25, 2020
Mitchellville Freedom Park
This field trip has programs planned for ages 4-18.
Students from Pre-K to Third Grade, will enjoy a Literacy program called “Griot’s Corner.” This program uses storytellers and children activities to highlight freedom, acceptance, multiculturalism and citizenship. The “Griot” (ɡrēˈō,ˈɡrēō) is a West African storyteller, historian and/or musician. The griot’s role was to preserve the genealogies and oral traditions of the respective tribe. Griot’s Corner uses the spirit of storytelling to promote literacy and to help young students build strong character traits. This series is especially designed to engage young learners with interactive activities that include reading, creative dramatics, art and music. February’s book is entitled: “If A Bus Could Talk” by Faith Ringgold, and it discusses Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Students age 10+ will enjoy an educational tour in Mitchellville Freedom Park and take part in engaging activities focusing on freedom and multiculturalism.