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Kwanzaa - An Exploration of the Celebration of African American Culture

In this one-time class, students will learn about the history of Kwanzaa through the exploration of poems and music.
Sherri Mehta, Ph.D.
66 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 30 learners
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Meets once
45 minute class
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Class Experience

Students will learn the following in this class:
* the history of Kwanzaa and its founder
*the connection to African and African American culture and celebration
*the seven principles of Kwanzaa
*Swahili words used to celebrate Kwanzaa
*how Kwanzaa was birthed during the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s
*ways to incorporate and celebrate Kwanzaa

Students will also practice poetry analysis while connecting music and poetry to this African American cultural celebration.
A copy of the poem will be provided prior to class.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Sherri Mehta, Ph.D.
Lives in the United States
Former High School English Teacher and College Lecturer
66 total reviews
47 completed classes

About Me

Hello!  My name is Sherri Mehta, but my students affectionately call me Dr. M.  I am a Maryland-based researcher, presenter, homeschooling mom, and wife with over twenty years of English teaching experience .  I hold both a Ph.D. and an M.A. in... 
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