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Breaking News! What Is Happening in the World Around Us? Current Event Class

Social Studies

Bold Women in Black History Series: Ruby Bridges

Join me for this one-time class and learn about Ruby Bridges, Jim Crow laws, and Brown vs. Board of Education. Start to build your foundation of knowledge of African American history through the Bold Women in Black History Series.
Yvette McDonnell, M.Ed.
344 total reviews for this teacher
40 reviews for this class
Completed by 142 learners
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60 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does a "One-Time" class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
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Class Experience

Students will:   
•	Enhance their critical thinking skills by engaging in thought-provoking dialogue.
•	Learn vocabulary words specific to the period, featured in the Bold Women in Black History series.
•	Learn African American history from a decolonized perspective.
•	Be able to use decolonized language when speaking about  American history. 
My mother helped me develop a strong foundation in African American history through books, magazines, movies, documentaries, and more, as my  K-12 education provided a limited perspective of African American history. The desire and passion for learning more about who I was lead to my pursuit of an academic and professional career in diversity, equity, and inclusion with a focus on "race," culture, and the narrative of African-Americans. My commitment to anti-racism/ anti-oppression work is part of my life's work and contributes to my expertise in educating in a decolonized format and helping others to appreciate cultures that differ from their own. 

I want to share and inspire all children (and their parents) to learn and think critically about American history and other cultural studies from a decolonized perspective.   

The following course work is related to Social Science, Anti-racism/Anti- Oppression, African American, and African Diaspora Studies I have taken:
●     African-American Experience in the Arts
●     Contemporary Social Problems
●     History of Modern Africa
●     Managerial Behavior in Cross-Cultural Setting
●     Latin American Cultural Identity (focusing on Afro-Brazilians)
●     Contemporary Africa
●     Contemporary World Issues  
●     Latin American Popular Culture 
●     Black Psychology
●     Slavery in the Antebellum South
●     Social Problems in Latin American History (focused on Afro-Latinos (x)) 
●     Politics in Africa
●     African American History
●    Multicultural Education
●    Group Dynamics (Counseling) 
●    Educating to Counter Oppressions
●    Queer Studies
●    Interreligious Dialogue
African American history challenge:  Students will be asked to plant seeds of knowledge by sharing what they have learned with one person they know.  
Students will not need any materials for this class. I will be providing a visual guide to share with students during class.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students will be assessed at the end of class during a group review session. 
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Please note, this class may include classroom discussions and videos that may be upsetting to some children if they are not aware of the history of the United States and its treatment of African American people throughout its history.  

Bold Women in Black History Series includes, but is not limited to:  poems, songs, video clips of performances, Civil Rights protests and historical pictures. I will thoughtfully guide students. 

Video cameras turned on and the presence of the student are required for the entire class.  I require this because learners participate in a variety of ways, verbal and non-verbal.  As the material can be sensitive, for some learners, requiring students to have their cameras on helps me to gauge how learners are absorbing the information being shared.  If I notice a discomfort for example, during the class, I am able to  check in with learners if necessary after class, to assist with any processing of difficult information.   


Yvette McDonnell, M.Ed.
Lives in the United States
Planting Seeds of Knowledge for Growth
344 total reviews
228 completed classes

About Me

Greetings!  My name is Yvette McDonnell, and my life's work is to inspire people of all ages to learn in a way that promotes enthusiasm, confidence, and curiosity.  I have been homeschooling my daughter for 12 years, and I love it.

I teach a... 
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