Creative Challenge: Celebrate Black History Month

The challenge

This February, we invite students to participate in Black History Month by creating media celebrating Black history, art, culture, literature, community, and identity.

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Challenge example

To complete this challenge, students create a video examining the life and/or work of an influential figure from the Black diaspora past, present, or future. For inspiration, check out this example celebrating the incredible life of Frederick Douglass! 

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Assign, create, and share

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Assign this activity to students with a single click. Simply sign into WeVideo and click on the Assignment ideas tab on the left. Then click on the activity titled "History Biographies".

How to Create an Animated Biography


Need help getting started? Have your students watch this tutorial to learn how to get started creating videos in WeVideo. 

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When your students are finished, share their work to this google form for a chance to win swag! We encourage educators to share your work on social with the hashtag #wevideocreative and tag @wevideo so we can repost!