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Race & Politics: Civic Conversations About American Policies and Challenges

Civics with a focus on Race- we talk about U.S. politics and government every week.
Amber Johnson Logan
67 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 13 learners
55 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does anOngoingcourse 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
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Next on Wed Aug 17

Meets Once per week
7pm - 7:55pm
4 learners enrolled

Next on Thu Sep 8

Meets Once per week
9:30pm - 10:25pm
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Class Experience

I HAD to study history at Hampton University (B.A) and U.S. History at Southern Methodist University (M.A. abt) because I found the complex topics and dynamic issues endlessly fascinating. My education allowed me to study questions of Race, Class and Gender extensively, topics that should ALWAYS figure prominently when understanding The United States. Teaching high school and college history felt more like a prize than a job as I loved sharing our nation's struggles and stories with young learners and challenging them to think critically. I have decades of experience doing this and excel at leading conversations about racism, race relations, and people. While I am no longer in the classroom I still find opportunities to guide people through the topics and timelines of America from time to time, and this is one of those times. Teaching this topic to young people gives me hope and brings me so much happiness- our children are amazing!
I have been teaching classes about politics and race on Outschool for quite some time. Please message me if you have any questions about my qualifications.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Race relations in America cannot be understood without understanding the violence that often comes with enforcing racist control. Learners should be prepared to view troubling images- although these images are not displayed without advanced warning. Parents should also be prepared to continue discussing these sensitive topics at home and are welcome to reach out to me for help with this as needed. Primary and Secondary sources may contain harsh language.
Newspapers are the "first draft of history" because these secondary sources are often the first telling of events. 
In this class, learners will consider primary sources such as speeches, interviews, letters and posts of various kinds as well as widely read academic journals and major news sources such as legacy wire services and well-regarded newspapers such as The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post. 
Please message me with any questions about sources.


Amber Johnson Logan
Lives in the United States
Optimistic Scholar- focused on Civics, Social Studies and Self-Discovery.
67 total reviews
67 completed classes

About Me

Hello! I am so excited to be here! 

I write to you from my Carolina home, a survivor of all that 2022 tried to throw at us all, optimistic about the future of our world.

Why? Because our children are AMAZING! 

As I enter my fifth year of... 
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