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Pop-Up Books and Black/African Women (Ages 7-12)

In this ongoing class, students will create pop-up art books and learn about historical Black/African women.
Ms. Sydney
23 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 14 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
60 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
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Students will learn about African/Black women in history from ancient to modern times while also learning pop-up art style techniques.
I have taken multiple African History courses, African Psychology courses, and studied this material scrupulously. I've taught these difficult subjects and more to groups as young as 6 years old, and understand the process of unlearning what we were taught in public school. I seek to provide students with the tools and resources they need to think critically rather than tell them what and when to think. These classes, though mixed with art and creativity, are evidence based meaning I use text and other documents to support the concepts mentioned in sessions. If a student or parent ever have any questions, I am more than happy to answer to the best of my knowledge and can provide any materials needed for the given topics.
optional: Learners may complete additional practice on each woman after each session if they would like to learn more.
Each class learners will need -pencil/eraser -any colors (markers, crayons, colored pencils, construction paper) -scissors -glue -cardstock paper and/or blank white printer paper (at least 3 sheets per session) -ruler or edge of textbook
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
  • Google Slides
informal assessment; in class activities
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Scissors and glue will be used each class
The content will discuss history from a decolonized, African-centered view. This will allow the African women that we discuss to be active history makers rather than passive objects to be observed. Ms. Sydney takes care to explain historical content in an age-appropriate way that highlights the truth rather than opinion in order to allow students to form their own ideas about these concepts. Some historical topics are harsh, and brutal, but nonetheless should be discussed in an appropriate manner. Ms. Sydney will ensure that students get most questions answered during sessions and will provide extra resources for students to continue their learning on their own. 
Black Women in Antiquity edited by Ivan Van Sertima
Ourstory by Gaidi Faraj
Return to the African Mother Principle of Male and Female Equality by Oba T'Shaka
Lady Sings the Blues by Billie Holiday
Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur
The Life and Afterlife of Yaa Asantewaa by TC McCaskie
Introduction to Black Studies by Maulana Karenga
Ancient Builders of Civilization by the Kwesi's
Other essays, photos, and materials used for future classes will be posted here as they are scheduled


Ms. Sydney
Lives in the United States
23 total reviews
60 completed classes

About Me

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I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from California State University of Long Beach. Since high school, I have been teaching, tutoring, and creating with learners between the ages of 6-13. I have taught in... 
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