10 Weeks of Black Poetry 2.0 (Ages 10-15)

Ms. Sydney
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(43)
In this sequel 10-week course, students will read from the canon of Black/African poets around the diaspora and learn to write their own poetry.

Class Experience

US Grade 5 - 8
Students will learn about and from Black poets across the diaspora and continent while learning to write their own poetry.
I've taught several Black/African history courses to ages 6-16. I continue to study and research the canon of Black literature and have taken several college level courses in Africana studies. I navigate sensitive topics with care and understand that some content may bring on emotional experiences for young learners. Parents will know ahead of time what subject matters may be discussed so that they can prepare. I will allow enough time for learner discussion and will continue to create a safe space for learners.
Homework Offered
Learners can finish up their poems from each week's session if they don't finish in class.
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Paper, pencil, and access to keyboard, google slides and docs.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Instructor will display google slides during class. Students may need access to google slides and google docs for their assignments. Parent advisory needed. Instructor may use images, text, and videos to supplement learning about specific poets. Parents will be able to see the calendar ahead of time to know what subject matters may be discussed. We will access Kahoot and YouTube during class, parent consent is needed for both.
Poems will be selected across time and regions and may include sensitive topics. Teacher will take care to navigate these topics with compassion and research and allow enough time for discussion.
We will refer directly to the Authors' works that can be found online or in their books. Instructor will post all sources during class for students to find afterwards if interested.
Ancient Kemetic poems will be extracted from Black Women in Antiquity, The Eloquence of the Scribes, and from Kemet Nu productions. Some of the authors have video clips associated with their poetry that will be shown from Youtube. 

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Meet the teacher

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(43)
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I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from California State University of Long Beach. Currently, I am enrolled at Grand Canyon University to obtain my Masters in Elementary Education and Multi-Subject... 
Group Class


weekly or $140 for 10 classes
1x per week, 10 weeks
60 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(4)
Completed by 13 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 10-15
3-10 learners per class

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