My name is Nikala Asante and I am a homeschooling mom. I started this site because as I was searching for homeschooling resources, I noticed that the amount of support and materials for African American parents is much less than those for everyone.
This is problematic because as African Americans, we have cultural speficities regarding our childrens’ educations. For instance, we want lesson plans that are significantly diverse so that our children can learn about their history and also see their image in a variety of disciplines such as Literature, Math, Science, Art, Music, etc… As we know, Black contributions are not limited to Civil Rights.
And these lesson plans are out there! There are units, downloadable books, photographs, audio & video clips, and much more available online regarding Black history and culture from all over the world. However, this information can be tricky to find because it is labeled under “Humanities” on one site and under “African Diaspora” on another. You would almost have to be a professional researcher to dig everything up that you can benefit from.
The intention of this site is to compile much of the wealth of information available for Black homeschoolers in one place. Of course, new data is being shared everyday. I invite you to send in what you discover so that I can post that as well.
Together, we can make home education a more culturally sensitive and rewarding experience for our children.