Black History: Untold Stories for Young Learners
Corey Gray, MAT
In this 8-week course, students will learn about historical events in black history that are not written in textbooks or taught in history classes.
US Grade 3 - 6
In schools, students are taught that Christopher Columbus "founded" America, Rosa Parks was arrested because "she was tired and her feet hurt," and that President Abraham Lincoln abolished, or stopped, slavery. However, these claims and the countless others that are taught in millions of classrooms daily are rooted in a particular bias. American History has been told from the perspective of, for a lack of better terms, old white men who will refer to as the fathers of history. But the one...
1) Students will learn about historical events in black history that are not traditionally taught in American History, including the Tulsa Riots, Black Wall Street, Claudette Colvin, the Votings Right Act of 1965, Juneteenth, the Tuskegee Experiments, and much more. 2) Students will reflect on how current events compare and contrast to events of the past. 3) Students will be able to explain the significance of Black inventors, scientists, academia, and others and discuss how their contributions affect our very life today.
Bachelor's degree in Political Science, current Ph.D. student of Educational Psychology, expertise in human and civil rights from fellowships and independent research and study.
Homework OfferedFor this class, students will be assigned "reflective analysis" assignments which will assess their understanding of the lesson. Each analysis will have 2-3 prompts and scholars will choose and complete 1 prompt prior to our next class. Students may write their response, record their response on flipgrid, or submit a picture of their creation on our Outschool Class page. The tasks should take about 10-30 minutes to complete each week.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments OfferedEvery learner will be assessed in two major ways, informal and formal assessments. - Informal Assessments: student self-paced rating, question and answer, and check-ins - Formal Assessments: Reflective Analysis, Time to Clim and Quizizz games, and exit tickets will (3-5 questions)
Paper Pencil Cell phone or tablet for collaborative game Colored pencils or markers (optional) Headphones (optional)
For this course, we will be viewing videos and images of several events in history that may be sensitive, including images from protests, lynchings, riots, etc. Topics are violent and touch on sensitive political questions, but will be covered and discussed in a safe, kid-friendly environment. We will use several vetted and approved tools, including Nearpod, YouTube, Quizizz, Blooket, and KaHoot. Scholars will not have to share their screen, but will need to access Nearpod and the gamified platforms (Quizziz, Blooket, and KaHoot) on their own device during class. It is best that they have a screen-splitting tool where they can view zoom on one side and the instructional platform on the other side.
The sources used to create this course included the 13th-15th amendments, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, biographies of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Claudette Colvin, and several other leaders, the Black Lives Matter website, the textbook entitled "Lies My Teacher Told Me" by James Loewen, the movies "The Butler" and "Selma," and CNN and other news platforms for current events. Please be mindful that some of the class topics are sensitive, but will be delivered in a kid-friendly and developmentally-appropriate manner. I will screen-share different videos to help scholars make connections, but ask that they use their devices to access our other educational platforms, including nearpod, quizizz, and flipgrid.
Meet the teacher
About Corey J. Gray Corey Gray is an elementary school teacher with experience teaching students of all age levels, ranging from ages 5 to 65. Corey is currently pursing his Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Psychology with an emphasis on...
$135for 8 classes
1x per week, 8 weeks
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Completed by 62 learners
Live video meetings
12-14 learners per class