Looking for a way to celebrate Black History Month with your kids? Check out the great selection of classes offered by Outschool! From learning about Influential Women of Color from history to Bold Men in Black History Series: Bob Marley, there’s something for everyone.
Plus, all of these classes are taught by experienced African American educators who know how to engage and excite students. So what are you waiting for? Sign up for one today! Use this link to get $20 off your first class. (If the class is less than $20 it’s FREE!)
Influential Women of Color are often overlooked in history books. This course will give you a chance to learn about some powerful black women who were instrumental in shaping our world today, such as Coretta Scott King and Maya Angelou!
In this class, students will learn about the Black Panther Party of Self Defense, and what they actually stood for. This organization was and still is, one of the most misunderstood groups in American history. It is often portrayed as an extremist group but that wasn’t the case.
You will talk about how history does not recognize them for their work in trying to end police brutality within the black community. You will discuss how and why the Black Panther Party started. Students will learn how the Black Panther Party took a different approach in fighting for social justice.
You will also learn about some of the prominent Black Panther leaders. You will discuss police brutality and the social status of colored people living in America. This group made significant changes in the justice system in America. The Black Lives Matter Movement was inspired by the Black Panthers Party Self of Defense, in understanding the value of our lives.
The goal of this class is to inform students on what the Black Panther Party represented, and to erase the stigma attached their organization
Courses in this series are a great way to introduce students to African Diaspora history featuring storytelling, learning vocabulary words, and recall. Bold Men in Black History Series will provide a strong foundation for long-term African Diaspora history studies.
Through this interactive class, students will learn and discuss the following to gain foundational knowledge of who Bob Marley was, the period that he lived in, events that shaped his life and the impact he had on the world
In this 15-week flex course, students will listen and engage with a lecture/activity styled class weekly. You will read and learn about some of the world’s most amazing African American
female performing artists.
Becoming a successful performing artist in the time period these women lived in and through was quite the challenge yet they persevered and became successful through their self-expression. While many of the women you will cover have lived in different time periods throughout history, the past, and were faced with different kinds of obstacles, they all share a common heritage and a common goal which is to improve the lives of African Americans.
You will cover stories that have hard truths and learn about families living in poor situations and their stories of success and overcoming obstacles. The women you will cover in this flex class faced many difficulties, tested limits, had to cope with disappointments, and find strength in their struggle. You will cover what and why certain events happened and talk about some harsh realities these women faced.
This class is meant to teach and stimulate meaningful conversations and interactions around these scenarios in the classroom, homes, and the world around you.
Learn the Music of Black History!
In this one-time course, students will take a magical train ride down the history of African-American music. Students will learn the roots from which the music today sprouted and also will play games themed towards the lesson.
Students will go through the timeline from the genres of Spirituals, The Blues, Jazz, Soul, R&B, Hip-Hop, and 90’s Rap. They will hear those iconic sounds from artists like Louis Armstrong, Prince, The Jackson 5, and more. You will assess at the end of the class by listening to different genres and telling which it belongs to.
Students are encouraged to raise their hands to answer questions or type them in the chat box. This course is a fun way for your learner to be introduced or expand their knowledge of African-American History.
Black History Month is the perfect time to explore African-American culture and history with your kids. Hopefully, this list of classes will encourage you to build African American History into your child’s education beyond Black History Month.