5 to 10 Year-Old Black History From a Decolonized Perspective
We will learn about black history from a decolonized perspective, anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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over 6 weeks
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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
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Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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This is the class for younger or more sensitive learners. Please see the older version for 9 to 14-year-olds here: https://outschool.com/classes/black-history-from-a-decolonized-perspective-q80Yvvum?sectionUid=478e7a1e-2f48-422f-a00a-7d18c752a83f 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....
Upon completion of the course, the students will: • Gain an appreciation of the richness, diversity, and contributions of African American culture to national and international life and the world. • Reaffirm the fact that civilization in the United States is not the result of the work and energy of one people, but is the result of the contributions of African Americans and many other groups. • Develop a knowledge of important people, events, and ideas that have played a key role in shaping the history and culture of African Americans, and the history and culture of the United States. There are connecting threads present throughout the course. These threads are reflective of major aspects of, and influences on African American life. Some of the major themes to be developed throughout the course will include the: • Enduring presence of Africanisms – those patterns of life which emanated from Africa – and their impact on African American life in the United States. • Impact of racism and colonialism – individual and institutional – on Africans and African Americans. • Origins and development of slavery and its negative impact on Africa and the United States.. • Development of African American nationalism as a result of the segregated nature of American society. • Participation of African Americans in each of the nation’s wars and conflicts. • Significant and continuous role of women in the African American experience and in the struggle for liberation. • Failure of government – federal, state, and local – to support existing laws and demands of African Americans that would provide equality. • Presence of an Afrocentric perspective as an alternative to the Eurocentric viewpoint that has dominated American life and culture.
This may be a sensitive topic to families who are used to the Eurocentric history perspective. I am certified in the following: School Counseling K-12 Special Education K-12 Elementary Education K-6 and was required to take classes on cultural competence, diversity, inclusion, and African American History while receiving my Master's so that I could teach students of marginalized groups. Teacher Expertise: During undergrad and graduate school, I took the following courses which make me qualified to teach this subject. I have a degree connected to the topic they are teaching or additional training/education related to the topic. During my college courses and afterward I have also had to study the following books Through Our Own Eyes: A Journey into African American History by Joseph Edelin M.Ed. African American History: A Journey of Liberation by Dr. Asante They Came Before Columbus by Ivan Van Sertima Black Indians: A Hidden History by William Lorenz Katz A Young People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn I have also completed a course using the textbook Classical Africa by Dr. Asante I have also completed this course: Unit 1: Ancient Africa - The Cradle of Civilization from Education for Life Academy: Where Black History Lives As well as learning all the content in the African Studies Institute from the University of Florida found here https://africa.ufl.edu/outreach/teachers-institute/ Intro to the Study of History African-American History World History American History I am a Florida certified guidance counselor with a Master's in School Counseling. My graduate degree required classes on issues of cultural inclusion, race, and diversity. I have also taught anti-racism during my time as a school counselor in public schools. Specifically, I had to take: Counseling Theories and Applications Cultural Diversity and Advocacy Mental Health in Schools Counseling Children and Adolescents I have a degree connected to the topic I am teaching and additional training/education related to the topic. (My Masters's is in Guidance & Counseling with classes to include cultural competence, diversity, inclusion, and African American History from a Decolonized Perspective.) I am also an activist who assists with protesting against racial injustices, I have taught this curriculum with my students in the past, and have experienced racism in my own life.
There will be optional homework each week to include Readings Hands-on projects Videos
Learner progress is assessed based on class and homework participation. No grade will be given for this class unless requested the family.
30 minutes per week in class, and no time outside of class.
This course does speak about slavery briefly but in an age appropriate way. Decolonized education in general may be contrary to what you have learned in school and there may be some surprising information shared. Please be aware.
No outside materials or needed for this class.
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