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Social Studies

African Diaspora Studies - Black Hair History (Teens)

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This flex class will introduce young people to a brief history of black hair and encourage an appreciation for its diversity of experience.
Ms. Shiren
Average rating: 5.0Number of reviews: (33)
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Flexible schedule
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No live meetings
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will learn about trends in Black hairstyles historically and their links to social, political and economic trends happening around them.
Ms. Shiren has been teaching African Diaspora Studies for two years and was a guest speaker talking about Black Hair to a group of teens at an annual youth empowerment conference. This class is an adaptation of material taught in the African Diaspora Studies Ongoing Class, from the Year One curriculum.
Learners will complete individual homework assignments to be shared to the classroom. Many will be light and fun in nature, while others will require reflection and or further research.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Learner participation will be required and informal assessment will be provided in the form of feedback and comments on assignments posted to the classroom. There will also be a final quiz to test for knowledge and retention.

PLEASE NOTE: A letter grade/final report can be provided if advised before the start of class.
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Some lessons will make reference to colonization, the history of enslavement, and other forms of oppression related to the topic in question.

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Meet the teacher

Ms. Shiren
Average rating: 5.0Number of reviews: (33)
I am a graduate of the University of Toronto Peace and Conflict Studies program (now Peace, Conflict and Justice), with a specialization in African Studies, and minors in Spanish and East Asian Studies. In addition to Spanish and Mandarin Chinese,... 
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