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A Black People's History of the United States

This course teaches U.S. history from the perspective of Black Americans utilizing historical research, primary sources and diverse media content.
Class
55 minutes
per class
3x per week
over 16 weeks
11-15
year olds
6-14
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific

Mon, Jan 23, 2023

Jan 23 – May 15, 2023 (16 weeks)
Mo, We, Th
11:00 – 11:55 AM
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Description

Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will establish and strengthen their understanding of the African American presence and participation in US history.
Course educator, Morgan Jae, is a college-trained historian and educator with a passion for educating youth on the diverse aspects of Black history and culture. She has taught high school students across various subjects including AP Literature and AP Language, while also providing tutoring and supplemental education and instruction for high school history and sociology students. She also has extensive experience curating supplemental reading material for adult book clubs on the topics of Black history, culture, sociology and feminism.
Students will have weekly homework assignments in the form of short writing responses, creative projects & discussion posts within our Outschool Classroom. 
- Notebook/Writing Utensil - Google Account - Canva Account (Optional)
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Final assessments will be a creative project of the student's choosing that reflects upon a moment or movement of their choice within African American history.
2 hours 45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Politically and culturally sensitive topics will be discussed each week of class with some topics being heavier than others. We will routinely approach highly sensitive topics including state-sanctioned violence, police brutality, criminality and systemic oppression. The course educator has undergone significant Diversity, Inclusion and Sensitivity trainings to properly support students in understanding and processing this information. Sessions where tough topics will emerge will be preceded by a content warning.

Google Drive/Classroom/Suite Apps: Google Drive & Classroom will only be used during our allotted class time, for the last 20-25 minutes of certain class sessions. 

Quizlet: Students will utilize Quizlet to review important terms and definitions as they curate their final presentation.

YouTube: Pre-screened content from YouTube will be included in Google slide presentations presented to the class via screen-share.

Canva: Canva is a creative resource that students may choose to work with on their creative projects should their parents approve. They must create their own account to do so. 

Smithsonian Magazine: The Smithsonian Magazine is an independent resource that students may use to explore topics further. 

The 2-4 hours of week outside of class are not to be spent working within Google Classroom/Suites, but to read & engage with the next session's assigned reading.
- America, Goddam: Violence, Black Women, and the Struggle for Justice by Treva B Lindsey
- They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America (Journal of African Civilizations)
- Heart & Soul
- The Black Book
- A Black Women's History of the United States
- Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 
- Black: A Celebration of a Culture

Teacher

Morgan Jae
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
History, Culture and Sociology Educator with an emphasis on Black Girlhood Studies and African American History
1 completed class

About Me

Morgan Jael is a graduate of Washington University in St Louis where she earned her Bachelors of Arts Degree in African/African American Studies and participated in the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellowship where she surveyed the cultural... 
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