My students are from New Orleans, LA, and they are amazing. We work together to examine the Black Experience through a historical, geographical, social, political, economic and cultural lens from Pre-Colonial Africa through the 2000s. We discuss the experiences of Black Americans caused by various circumstances--explore methods used by historians to research, analyze, record, and interpret past events as they relate to the African American experience.
We are our grandparents' dreams!
The students know who and whom's they are, yet understand that there is work ahead of them in order to connect who they were. Students have committed to a rigorous reading and writing curriculum. I watch them everyday as they work to their best. The energy they bring to the study is inspiring!
The project is taking a group of 30 members of the Black History Club across the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama; taking stops at The George Washington Carver Museum, The Legacy Museum, Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum and the Whitney Plantation.
Students will take the study of history to a new level by exploring these museums that focused on the experiences of African American.
Through out the tour students will learn the stories, analysis the presentations of these stories, and envision how we can grow in our effectiveness in sharing these stories to there peers.
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