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Part 2 Black History From a Decolonized Perspective

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In the second part of our highly popular course, students will learn even more about black history beginning with Ancient African kingdoms and societies.

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US Grade 4 - 7
  • Upon completion of the course, the students will: • Gain an appreciation of the richness, diversity, and contributions of African American culture to national and international life and the world. • Reaffirm the fact that civilization in the United States is not the result of the work and energy of one people, but is the result of the contributions of African Americans and many other groups. • Develop knowledge of important people, events, and ideas that have played a key role in shaping the history and culture of African Americans, and the history and culture of the United States. There are connecting threads present throughout the course. These threads are reflective of major aspects of, and influences on African American life. Some of the major themes to be developed throughout the course will include the: • Enduring presence of Africanisms – those patterns of life which emanated from Africa – and their impact on African American life in the United States. • Impact of racism and colonialism – individual and institutional – on Africans and African Americans. • Origins and development of slavery and its negative impact on Africa and the United States.. • Development of African American nationalism as a result of the segregated nature of American society. • Participation of African Americans in each of the nation’s wars and conflicts. • Importance of the African American church and other religious components as forces for social change and continuity. • Significant and continuous role of women in the African American experience and in the struggle for liberation. • Failure of government – federal, state, and local – to support existing laws and demands of African Americans that would provide equality. • Presence of an Afrocentric perspective as an alternative to the Eurocentric viewpoint that has dominated American life and culture.
This may be a sensitive topic to families who are used to the Eurocentric history perspective. 
I am state certified in the following:
School Counseling K-12
Special Education K-12
Elementary Education K-6
and was required to take classes on cultural competence, diversity, inclusion, and African American History while receiving my Master's so that I could teach students of marginalized groups.

I am a Florida certified guidance counselor with a Master's in School Counseling. My graduate degree required classes on issues of cultural inclusion, race, and diversity. I have also taught anti-racism during my time as a school counselor in public schools. 
Specifically, I had to take:
Counseling Theories and Applications
Cultural Diversity and Advocacy
Mental Health in Schools
Counseling Children and Adolescents		

Teacher Expertise:
During undergrad and graduate school, I took the following courses which make me qualified to teach this subject. I  have a degree connected to the topic they are teaching or additional training/education related to the topic. 

Intro to the Study of History 
African-American History 
World History 
American History 

During my college courses and afterward I have also had to study the following books
Through Our Own Eyes: A Journey into African American History by Joseph Edelin M.Ed.
African American History: A Journey of Liberation by Dr. Asante 
They Came Before Columbus by Ivan Van Sertima
Black Indians: A Hidden History by William Lorenz Katz 
A Young People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
I have also completed a course using the textbook Classical Africa by Dr. Asante 

I have also completed this course: Unit 1: Ancient Africa - The Cradle of Civilization 
from  Education for Life Academy: Where Black History Lives 
As well as learning all the content in the African Studies Institute from the University of Florida found here https://africa.ufl.edu/outreach/teachers-institute/


I have a degree connected to the topic  I am teaching and additional training/education related to the topic. (My Master's is in Guidance & Counseling with classes to include cultural competence, diversity, inclusion, and African American History from a Decolonized Perspective.)


I am also an activist who assists with protesting against racial injustices, I have taught this curriculum with my students in the past, and have experienced racism in my own life. 

Courses taken to provide experience for weeks 1 and 2 are as follows:
I have also completed a course using the textbook Classical Africa by Dr. Asante 
Read the entire textbook called Journey of Liberation by Dr. Asante

I have also completed this course: Unit 1: Ancient Africa - The Cradle of Civilization 
from  Education for Life Academy: Where Black History Lives (This course is highly regarded and respected among the African American Historian Community) 

As well as learned all the content in the African Studies Institute from the University of Florida found here https://africa.ufl.edu/outreach/teachers-institute/ (This is a course for teachers offered in the Summer in Florida each year and speaks highly of African Empires)

I have also taught Black History starting with Ancient Africa to Preschool, Elementary, Middle, and High School students over my 10 years as an educator. I have a Master's Degree in School Counseling and can teach up to 12th grade. I am certified in  Elementary Education, Guidance and Counseling, and Special Education. My undergraduate degree is in Education and Interdisciplinary Studies.

0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Homework
Frequency: available upon request
Feedback: available upon request
Details: There will be individual homework each week to include Readings Hands-on projects Videos Outside Homework will be about 20-30 minutes per week.
The topic of colonization and enslavement will be discussed.  The brutality and violence of it may be hard for some students to process.
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Florida Teaching Certificate
Iman Alleyne
Florida Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education
Iman Alleyne
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$120

for 8 classes
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40 min

Completed by 61 learners
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Ages: 9-13
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