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Cradlerock Elementary's Black Wax Museum brings African American History to life

Cradlerock Elementary's Black Wax Museum brings African American History to life

News-worthy issues such as the Black Lives Matter movement, police brutality and anti-immigration ring historical significance in Howard County public schools, where teachers and students are including current events as they reflect on African American history throughout Black History Month.

The school system follows state social studies standards, according to the state Department of Education website, and incorporates African American history into the curriculum for third grade through eighth grade. Current events are not required in classroom instruction, said Mark Stout, coordinator of advancement placement and secondary social studies, but can be incorporated into lesson...

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