THEODORE GIBSON Oratorical Project

The Theodore Gibson Oratorical Project is dedicated to exposing school children to the wide breadth of writings about the African American experience throughout the Diaspora. The Project seeks to provide an opportunity for school children to discover and refine public speaking skills through a comprehensive and challenging level of learning and competition. Inquiries about the Annual Theodore Gibson Project should be addressed to: Miami-Dade College, North Campus






African American Read-In Chain

The Annual African American Read-in Chain urge schools to make literacy a significant part of African American History Month as they select books authored by African Americans and host school Read-Ins. A completed African American Read-In school report card from each participating school is submitted to Curriculum and Instruction, Social Sciences. The African American Read-In Chain has been endorsed by the International Reading Association.


African American History Month Elementary and Secondary Essay Contest

To support the National African American History theme and the District’s reading and writing initiatives, Curriculum and Instruction, Social Sciences, in cooperation with Language Arts/Reading, the United  Teachers of Dade, and The Miami Times newspaper  sponsors a African American History Month Essay Contest. This contest is open to elementary, middle, and senior high school students who will compete in separate categories. 




African American History Culture & Brain Bowl

Curriculum and Instruction, Social Sciences, in partnership with Florida International University, sponsors the African American History and Culture Brain Bowl Competition. Teams of students in grades 6 through 12 compete by answering SAT-based vocabulary and comprehension questions drawn from college-level literary and historical works


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