Students Construct Museum

Students Construct Museum photo

An annual tradition at West Hempstead High School for Black History Month continued this February, when students created a museum featuring accomplishments of African Americans in U.S. history.

Michael Paul and Stephanie Withopf’s Social Studies classes designed poster boards, diagrams, dioramas, tri folds and books after researching historical figures, events and/or groups connected to Black History. Projects spotlighted the Apollo, Little Rock High School, Muhammed Ali, Chuck Berry, hip hop and many other topics and influencers.

Projects were assembled in Mr. Paul’s classroom on Feb. 14 and 15, when peers and staff members had the opportunity to tour the museum while answering questions at each stop to become further educated on Black History.