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Portraits of Black Excellence Paint & Learn Camp for 9-13 Yrs (4x/Week, 1 Week)

In this 1 week class, students will learn about 4 influential figures in Black History while creating collages in his/her honor.
Stephanie Watkins
67 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 1 learner
  There are no upcoming classes.
45 minutes
per class
4x per week
over 1 week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse 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

Camp attendees will learn how to paint on canvas.
Camp attendees will learn how to layer various objects for texture.
Camp attendees will learn how to create collages. 
Camp attendees will learn how various facts about the lives of Zora Neal Hurston, George Washington Carver, Shirley Chisholm and Malcolm X.
Camp attendees will learn facts about American History.
Camp attendees will learn the joy of crafting.
Camp attendees will learn artistic expression skills.
Camp attendees will work on fine motor skills.
I present my historical information on my lived experience as an African-American in the United States of America coupled with my masters degree in social work which has allowed me to  study the affects of historical events and laws in the United States of America on its citizens. My masters degree has also trained me to handle and manage difficult situations, sensitive information and empower marginalized groups in America. Because of my passion for history, educating young minds and accuracy, I spend hours on researching and crafting each class that I offer and work hard to represent marginalized voices in my classes. 

I have also taken undergraduate courses in African-American history under expert professors. I have over 10 years of teaching in and outside of the the traditional classroom. I have 10 years of professional experience working with primarily African-American youth in foster care which equipped me to handle delicate matters with professionalism and tact. Cumulatively, I possess over twenty years of experience working with and teaching youth of all ages. I have worked as a childcare worker, case manager, teacher, homeschool parent and have volunteered many hours in children's programs. I am also an avid crafter with sewing skills. All of these qualifications have lended themselves to me successfully teaching African-American history on Outschool with excellent reviews from parents and consistent 5-star ratings.
Students will complete portraits after class if they do not finish during the session. A review quiz will be posted on Friday and should be completed by the following Sunday.
 1 file available upon enrollment
The supply list is attached below under the welcome post.
3 hours per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
We will be covering historical figures throughout American history, in order to be accurate and give students a fuller understanding of the contributions made by these individuals, I will have to address racism, sexism and intolerance. I will do so in a very gentle and conscientious manner. My goal is to honor the memories of these individuals therefore, much of the focus will remain in the honoring.
George Washington Carver by Tonya Bolden, 
Malcom X, A Fire Burning Brightly by Walter Dean Myers 
A Child's Introduction to African-American History 
She Was the First! The Trailblazing Life of Shirley Chisholm by Katheryn Russell-Brown 
Zora Hursto and the Chinaberry Tree by Williams Miller
Zora! The Life of Zora Neale Hurston by Dennis Brindell Frradin 
Malcom Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X
Shirley Chisholm is a Verb!
Malcolm X and Black Pride by Robert Cwiklik
Malcolm X By Any Means Necessary by Walter Dean Myers


Stephanie Watkins
Lives in the United States
Motivating Enrichment Teacher
67 total reviews
40 completed classes

About Me

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