Sankofa Spirit


Uncovering and Reclaiming Historical Identities is a collection of over twenty lessons that follow the history of Black People in America using Born on the Water as a mentor text. Starting in West Africa in the 1500s, students challenge their stereotypes about Africa as they uncover the diverse cultures, communities, and histories about the continent. Next, they study enslavement across the Middle Passage and during colonization through a lens of strength and resistance. By studying individuals, students uncover and reclaim their own historical identities in a multimedia culminating project.

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