By Gayle Andrews
Complaints about the lack of Black history in America’s classrooms could be fixed with curriculum offered by Black History 365: An inclusive account of American history. The unique teaching strategy combines Black History facts with engaging music soundtracks produced by a Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum producer, Kevin Khao Cates, who produced for T.I., Ludacris, Pharrell, and Snoop Dog.
The tech savvy curriculum is designed to reach all ages and ethnic groups among teachers and students. “The accounts of African American history spanning ancient Africa through modern times also prepares teachers of all ethnicities to present racially sensitive subject matter to a diverse student population,” says author/co-founder Walter Milton.
The need to include Black History in the American academic framework grew out of shear determination according to Joel Freeman/Co-Founder/Co-Author,” Over 2.5 years of 12-16 hour days, Walter and I worked hard to co-author the Black History 365 textbook. Even though our K-12 curriculum is designed especially for schools, it engages all ages and it has become our love letter to the world.”
The Black History Month initiatives, in partnership with STEP Media Group, included BH365 Album drop, in early February of more than 40 songs, and hit #3 on iTunes and #7 on Amazon Music.
Former Ambassador Andrew Young, Media Mogul Cathy Hughes, Smokey Robinson, and Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump are among the advisory board members for the curriculum, which not only provides accounts of African American history but also prepares teachers of all ethnicities to present racially sensitive subject matter to a diverse student population. The effort promises to reveal the remarkable story of the African American legacy absent from the nation’s history lessons.
To learn more about the program contact Carleen Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.