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African American Book Club & Discussion Group

Want to expand your child’s curriculum by including African American literature and history? Discussions will develop critical thinking and reading comprehension skills. Enrich your understanding of history and people and so much more!
Cheryl Carter Creative Classroom
148 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 65 learners
40 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Available Times


Next on Thu, Dec 1

Meets Once per week
1:00 – 1:30 PM
Taught by:
Dr. Jacqueline Gittens
4 learners enrolled
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Class Experience

Students will grow to appreciate the beauty and significance of African American literature.
As an African-American mother teacher and avid reader with a  heart to help others love and appreciate some of the most beautiful literature in the world. Carter shares with heart and scholastic grit some of the finer points of great literature.  She has also served on a racial reconciliation committee and an anti-racist committee at two nonprofits. 

My professional bio:
Carter is a busy homeschooling mother (of five), author, speaker and a college professor with a passion to help others. Besides teaching, she has written broadly on spiritual growth, education, and special needs She is the author of several books including Organize Your Life, Essential Writing Skills for the College Bound Student, Inspire the Writer in Your Child and Organize Your AD/HD Child.  In addition to writing fiction and poetry in her spare time, she blogs regularly on issues of clarity in written communication, college admissions and the Christian family.  She has a BA in English, a MFA in Writing and has done graduate study in Special Education and College Admission. Active in her local homeschool group, she has taught college-prep coop classes for several years. She has also written numerous literary guides and won academic awards for her writing. Her books have been translated into Japanese, Hebrew, German, Czech and Polish. Carter's curriculum and writing classes focus on equipping students with the vital skills for lifetime communication success. Her curriculum and classes are marked by a sense of depth, yet simplicity that nurture a love of writing in students. 

Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
These pieces were chosen after reviewing middle school and high school multicultural anthologies. Historic videos for children will be suggested for hard to understand  ideas. The instructor has served on two racial reconciliation committees for nonprofit groups, and has written extensively on black literature. Below is one of her blog posts on how to use black literature in your homeschool .

Here is one of her posts:

Offered by

Cheryl Carter Creative Classroom
Lives in the United States
Creative , Cultural & College Prep Classes
148 total reviews
150 completed classes

About Us

Collegiate Learning instructors (AKA Cheryl Carter Creative Classroom) teach writing, reading, publishing and critical thinking skills to K-12 students. The mission of Collegiate Learning is to prepare learners to do well in higher education.... 
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