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We the People: US History - Virtual

For ages 13 and older

  • Starts Aug 26
  • From 30 US dollars
  • Virtual

Available spots


Service Description

Students will dig into the origin of the United States, and it's volatile relationship with the indigenous people that were here before the birth of the British Colonies, while working through a timeline of America's past from an Afro centered perspective. Textbooks and Materials to be determined. Students may be expected to acquire some of the reading material independently. Sensitive topics such as race, religion, slavery, and gender stratification will be discussed. Parents are encouraged to work with their students through the materials as we navigate the United States' complicated relationship with race. Course Requirements and Prerequisites: -Previously or Currently taking an English 1 equivalent class or higher. -Strong internet connection -Desktop computer or Laptop -Library access ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Shamay is a homeschooling mom of three with close to a decade of homeschooling experience. As the co-founder and executive director of Akoma Cares, she aims to empower melanated families worldwide by helping to foster safe spaces for Afro-centered education and the building of strong community. With an educational background in arts, human services, and Liberal Studies, she brings a diverse skillset to her work. Shamay's professional journey encompasses early child development, senior services, teen mentorship, lesson plan and curriculum development, personal training, and coaching. Outside of her professional endeavors, Shamay is a lover of the outdoors, and embraces her creative side through crafting. When not pursuing her interests, you can find her cherishing quality time spent with her family.


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

SCHEDULING: Akoma Cares reserves the right to cancel classes, activities, and events and provide a full refund when minimum requirements are not met. PAYMENT AND CANCELLATIONS: Payment is due in full before the membership is active. Reservations are taken on a first come, first serve basis and are subject to class size limits. No refunds will be given for missed classes, activities, and events. COVID LIABILITY WAIVER: By signing this agreement, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that I or my children may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending an Akoma Cares event, activity and/or class. Such exposure or infection may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability, and/or death. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 at the aforementioned event, activity and/or class may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of myself and others, including, but not limited to, employees and other participants. I knowingly and freely assume all of the foregoing risks and accept sole responsibility for any injury to myself (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability, or expense, of any kind, that I may experience or incur in connection with my attendance at an Akoma Cares event, class, and/or activity. (“Claims”). If I or my children are presenting any of the following symptoms of COVID-19 or if any of the following applies: 1. Fever, Shortness of Breath, Loss of Sense, Taste or Smell, Dry Cough, Runny Nose, Sore Throat. 2. Exposure, to your knowledge, to the COVID-19 virus. 3. Within the last 14 days, traveled outside of the country, I, the guardian must notify Akoma Cares immediately and refrain from attending an event, class and/or activity for 10 days starting from the date of incidences numbered above. PHOTO, VIDEO OR OTHER RECORDING CONSENT: By signing this form the parent/guardian gives consent to Akoma Cares to use images or filmed footage of events, activities and/or classes in printed materials or on the web for the purposes of promoting Akoma Cares events, activities and/or classes. Please note there is no compensation for the use of your child’s likeness in any of our materials. MEDICAL CONSENT: By signing this form the parent/guardian/student gives permission for medical treatment to be administered to the student by a qualified medical professional in the event of an emergenc


Contact Details

akomacares@akomacares.org

Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Bush River Road, Columbia, SC, USA


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