This course is completely self-paced (there are no live meetings).
Upon purchase, you will receive a download with how to access your course materials.
Is your child missing out on OUR history? Supplement their learning with this self-paced course. This African American studies course is designed to develop an understanding of the causes, character, and consequences of the African American experience and its influence on the world, the United States, and the African American community.
Beginning with a historical, geographical, social, political, economic, and cultural understanding of the African continent, the course will provide a descriptive and corrective overview which will introduce the student to the study of the African and African American experiences. Why start here? Most Eurocentric curricula begin African American history with their enslavement, completely leaving out the rich cultural history many Africans had in their own societies. By teaching students about history pre-slavery, you build a deeper respect and self-confidence in black children who learn this early.
Here is the module by module breakdown
1 Ancient Africa, Geography, Ancient Egypt, West Africa, Kingdoms
2 African Explorations of the World
3 More African Empires
4 Enslavement in the Americas
5 Neo-slavery; abolition, Civil Rights and constitutional rights
6 Black Wall Street and The Harlem Renaissance
7 Being Black in STEM
8 Current state of African Americans (The Black Revolution)
This class is structured to promote engagement, curiosity, and creative thinking among learners. Video-based lessons will use slides, videos, discussions, and lectures to interact with our learners.
Included in this course is our Black History from a Decolonized Perspective Portfolio Workbook You can get an idea of what it looks like here: This is the perfect companion to hold your student's work and is wonderful to reflect on their learning.