Dwight-Englewood School

Black History month program

One-day intensive prompted by an educator who had wanted to do something different for Black History Month–an experience that empowered students to change and tell their own stories. After studying Claudette Colvin, students used her story of rebellion and redemption (predating Rosa Parks’) to draft narrative treatments – fiction and nonfiction – envisioning her life as a movie.


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Upper School

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Key Findings

The National Institute of Health reports that storytelling provides many psychological and educational benefits to youth including more refined communication skills, enhanced imagination, and improved vocabulary.


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