The Divine 9: Black Sororities & Fraternities | African American History
In this 9-week flex course, students will learn about the past and present of historically Black fraternities and sororities, known collectively as the Divine Nine or the National Pan-Hellenic Council.
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No live meetings
Over 10 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per week
How does a “Flexible Schedule” course work?
No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat
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Black Greek Letter Organizations (BGLOs) began to come into fruition in the early 20th century due to the trials and tribulations that many black people were facing within the United States at the time. The inclusion of African Americans in universities proved to be trying times for black students in the early 1900s. In this 9-week course, students will engage in a weekly exploration of the nine Black Greek Letter Organizations that make up the NPHC/Divine 9. Please note that this is a flex...
Course educator, Morgan Jae, is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated- the first Black Greek Letter Sorority. She is also a college-trained historian and educator with a passion for educating youth on the diverse aspects of Black history and culture. She has taught high school students across various subjects including AP Literature and AP Language, while also providing tutoring and supplemental education and instruction for high school history and sociology students.
There will be weekly discussion boards, games and interactive tasks for students to engage with.
- Notebook/Writing Utensil - Kahoot Account - Google Account (To access JamBoard)
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
There will be discussions of hazing & organizational violence. While all of these organizations have anti-hazing policies, the national culture of Greek life prompts the necessity of this conversation, especially for young learners who may be interested in pursuing membership or are simply seeking to gain more understanding. This course utilizes Kahoot and Google JamBoard for interactive review games and PearDeck/Google slides to create interactive presentations/lessons for students. Your student will need a personal Kahoot and Google account to experience the fullness of this course.
Books: - Disciplining Women: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Black Counterpublics, and the Cultural Politics of Black Sororities - In Search of Sisterhood: Delta Sigma Theta and the Challenge of the Black Sorority Movement - The Divine Nine: The History of African American Fraternities and Sororities - Faithful to the Task at Hand: The Life of Lucy Diggs Slowe - African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision - Black Greek-letter Organizations in the Twenty-First Century: Our Fight Has Just Begun Films: - Twenty Pearls (The Story of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.)
History, Culture and Sociology Educator with an emphasis on Black Girlhood Studies and African American History
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
1 completed class
Morgan Jael is a graduate of Washington University in St Louis where she earned her Bachelors of Arts Degree in African/African American Studies and participated in the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellowship where she surveyed the cultural...