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Life Skills

Juneteenth Camp - Freedom Day in the USA(Ages 11-14)

Welcome to Camp Juneteenth where students will learn, create, and celebrate! In this 3-day interactive camp, students will learn about a significant day in American history through art, music, food, activities, and discussions.
Teacher Elaine
171 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 4 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
80 minutes
per class
3x per week
over 1 week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

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
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Student will discover and learn more about Juneteenth
I have taught several classes related to racism, segregation, prejudice, enslavement, and cooking on Outschool.  I feel that Juneteenth is an often overlooked but significant holiday in American History. 

When I was born my birth certificate read, “Negro”.  This is when my story began.  In less than a span of a decade, my race went from “Negro” and “Colored” to “Black”.  I arrived in America at a local hospital during one of the most tumultuous times in America.  

Historically, there were bombings. police brutality, dogs, and water hoses used to restrained and oppress the Civil Rights movement.  By the time I was five, Martin Luther King, Jr. had been assassinated and I was placed in a predominately white school.  Although  I was excited to be a kindergartner, I did not fully ascertain that I was breaking a color barrier.  At that time, it was even hard to find Black dolls, read a book, or watch a movie with a Black person represented in a positive light.  

As a homeschool mom,  it was important to supplement my children’s education with oral history, materials, research, literature, and statistics about the many people groups within the United States.  Being able to mentor my kids about this knowledge is with the same amount of care I want to give when explaining these sensitive topics to your children. It’s important to me and many people within my community to be able to have these conversations and to do it in a way that gets the point across all while educating children with a lesson that they will keep for the rest of their lives.  I was afforded the opportunity to take courses in Africana Studies, sociology, psychology, and marketing for my undergraduate degree.  I am the fourth generation emancipated from enslavement.   My father and paternal grandparents were from the Mississippi and had experienced Jim Crow, racism, and discrimination.  Given all my past experiences I also had the honor of mentoring my Black, Asian, and Native American peers as they transitioned into university life.  I have lived abroad and now reside in the USA.  Living Black in America has its own parameters and paradigms. I’m here to introduce your learner to a perspective and historical holiday that has existed for many years.
Homework consist of watching short videos, reading, and coloring.  Most of the outside work is done in preparation to class.  
Tie Dye Project White 100% cotton T-shirt Tie-dye kit - - Rubber bands: dyes, no mess bottles with premeasured dye, gloves, and surface cover Iron on letters(optional) Plastic bags Cookie sheet(optional) or Disposable pan Cooling rack or wire rack (optional) Historical Timeline Print class handouts i.e. coloring book Ruler Assorted markers or colored pencils Red drink - tea, juice, soda, or water
Certificate will be issued upon request.
4 hours per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Dear Parents:  We will be discussing enslavement, emancipation, injustices, segregation, and racism.  These concepts may stir up negative emotions.  Please share your experiences, memories, race, and ethnicity with your student if applicable.  I strongly recommend gloves for the tie dye segment. Thank you.
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Descendants of Frederick Douglas


Teacher Elaine
Lives in the United States
Home Chef, Teacher, & Life Skills Coach
171 total reviews
189 completed classes

About Me

Hello Everyone!

For the past 8 years, I have been teaching online.  I have been an educator for over 25 years.  This year, I decided to focus on life skills, hospitality, and art.  My teaching philosophy is to take basic subjects and make them... 
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