THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT... my kids know the birth of AMERICA,, how WE where braught here by ships,, and why slavery was upon us,..including the man made american dream.. you havet to be asleep tp BELIEVE IT
My daughter is 14 and she is very aware if her black history. We talk about black history all the time. She loves to read about the women in our black history that have made a big influence on where we are today. I feel all parents should encourage this in their children seeing as though not very many schools especially in the suburban areas that don't have classes as such. Even if they have classes there is always more to learn about.
I agree, there is always room to expand on your learning in the classroom. This is something I've always taught my children. Kuddos to all parents who are willing to teach/learn history with their children.
My 6th grader is reading historical fiction at school from back in the 60's. This keeps the door open for discussion of the Civil rights movement.
The Watson Go To Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis
History is just like storytelling and the library is a great source for books for children of all ages to learn about our vast history. I am glad to see here that February is not the only month we teach our history.
My husband and I recently realized we would need to provide this for our son since there is virtually nothing offered in our area. So we are actually working on starting an african history sunday school, with two classes one for ages 6-10, one for ages 11-16
In the process of building the curriculum, if anyone has really good ACCURATE sources, that they would be willing to share, we would appreciate it beyond words!!!