I’d like to take a moment to address all the homeschooling parents who are reading this and look like me (you know what I mean). Are you looking to teach (and learn) a history that’s rich with the stories of your own people? Have you been piece-mealing it together just waiting for “that homeschool” mom to relieve you of the labor and time it all takes? Well, maybe, just maybe, I’m your girl and Our History Revealed is for you and your family.
Our History Revealed is an American History compendium with an African-American presence for Brown students in Grades 1-12. While it is a teaching tool for American History, it is also a guide for African-American History. This is not solely an African-American History curriculum. It is an American History compendium that includes the lives, events, and stories of African-Americans inside of the American History narrative.
The Our History Revealed compendium is published in various levels and versions. Please follow the lists below to better understand the grade levels, versions, and historical era this program is written for.
Volume II covers historical eras from the late 1800s to the 21st Century. However, due to the size of the content, it is sold in two parts. Part I covers the late 1890s to the 1940s and Part II covers 1950s to the 21st Century.
Volume II covers historical eras from the late 1800s to the 1960s. However, due to the size of the content, it is sold in two parts. Part I covers the late 1880s to the 1930s and Part II covers 1940s to the 1960s.
Projected release date ~ July 2018
Projected release date ~ January 2019
Our History Revealed was written to tell some of the omitted, forgotten, and forbidden histories and legacies of African-Americans within the American History story.
It is written to educate the Brown student while celebrating who we are as a people.
As I began to search the homeschool (as well as public and private) markets for history materials I could use to teach my sons, I was disappointed. Much of what is available is not written for people of color, by people of color, with people of color in mind. Much of what is available has no mention of the men and women who look like (or looked like) my two students.
Sadly, the material and books that do include people of color only recognize us a slaves (or pro-Civil rights participants) where the same 2-4 historical figures are almost always taught.
Well, we are more than slaves and activists.
We are more than the four people we’re commonly reduced down to in traditional American history books.
We have a history and a legacy that is worthy of retelling and learning.