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In Their Own Words: African American Speeches that Made History

In this club we will look at the words of prominent African American leaders—both men and women-- through the study of historic speeches. One of the the best ways to study the history of people is to hear the story in their own words.
Cheryl Carter Creative Classroom
151 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 13 learners
40 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

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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
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In this class we will look at the words of prominent African American leaders—both men and women-- through the study of historic speeches. Students will learn about these prominent individuals and how speeches are written.
This class will be lively with discussion of ideas in the speeches.  As an African American mom and lover of Black history I guarantee your child will grow in their appreciation of all history. I was also the editor of a book on African- American speeches. The book is called "25 African American Speeches that Changed America'. These speeches will be cited in the class.

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, special needs and cultural education.  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. 
Optional: Students may reread the speeches, if you like.
40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
The speeches chosen are historic speeches widely available to children and adults. Learning history through reading  speeches is a fun and relevant way to excite young learners. 

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

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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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