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25035, More Classes
Posted by Solarus, Mon Mar-05-01 02:11 PM

LITERATURE: This is subject area is a strong conduit of culture because of the telling of stories and ideas in which the reader is subsumed into another's world and identifies (or at least tries to) with it. Works of Ancient African literature will be fundamental especially age-appropriate version of ancient wisdom and spiritual stories and epics. ( Asarian Drama, "The Eloquent Peasant," "Sundiata," etc.)Since my initial plans for a school will most likely be in America, I strong emphasis on Afrikan American writers will also be important. LAter years (adolescents and up) should be introduced to more indepth readings and stories of Afrikans across the Diaspora, especially contemporary Afrikan literature and non-Western/ non-Afrikan literature.

MATH: Fifteen-year olds can do Calculus. Nuff Said.

MUSIC/DANCE: Though this music and dance can and WILL be incorporated with other subjects of study (Afrikan MArtial Arts, Literature, history, Math (yes math), etc.), courses devoted to learning various forms of dance and instruments across the Diaspora is significant.

ARTS/CRAFTS: Time will be devoted to cultivating creative energies and understanding different mediums through which those energies can manifest.


"Activism is the practice of using an internal, self-determining source of power to live one's life and/or enact some sort of change. Power is the ability to define reality, while self-determination is to decide or define one's self. Therefore activism, is not simply something done to right some wrong or to fight some cause but rather it is a way of life. Activism is the way of life where one can define self and change anything that may impede or control the reality that one chooses to live."-Solarus