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May 2012

African American Cultural Heritage on Online Video

A Review of Studying African American Cultural Heritage Using Educational Video

Using these online subtitled videos to study and learn about the Cultural Heritage of the African American, you’ll survey the contributions of African Americans to literature, art, and music from the 18th century to the present day and gain a greater appreciation for their cultural contributions.

Zane Education’s library of online educational video includes a comprehensive range of History topics, and today we review the topic of The Cultural Heritage of the African American.

African American Cultural Heritage is a curriculum-based topic intended for students of 10 to 17 years, or Grades 4 to 11.

The topic African American Cultural Heritage is presented in 4 videos entitled:

  • Jazz Dawns in America
  • Jazz Sounds in America
  • A Literary Renaissance
  • A Vision of Beauty

Using these online subtitled videos to study and learn about the Cultural Heritage of the African American, you’ll survey the contributions of African Americans to literature, art, and music from the 18th century to the present day and gain a greater appreciation for their cultural contributions.

The objective of these 4 videos on the African American Cultural Heritage is to help the student:

  • Trace the development of jazz, an American music that has its roots in Africa, and identify African American musicians and vocalists, including Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzie Gillespie, Billie Holiday, and Scott Joplin.
  • Survey the works of African American writers, from the 18th-century poetry of Phillis Wheatley to the abolitionist speeches of Frederick Douglass to the literary voices of the Harlem Renaissance and the racial themes of contemporary authors.
  • Discover the paintings and sculptures created by African American artists, including Selma Burke, Meta Warrick Fuller, Jacob Lawrence, and Henry O.Tanner.
  • Identify the innovative photographic techniques developed by James Van Der Zee.
  • Understand key words and people relevant to studying The African American Cultural Heritage including: Aaron Douglas, Alain Locke, Alice Walker, “Back to Africa” movement, Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes, Marcus Garvey, Pan-African, Sojourner Truth and W.E.B.Du Bois

Comments:

Zane’s unique approach to Visual Learning and the use of subtitled video to teach the topic ‘African American Cultural Heritage’ provides an interesting, compelling and enjoyably effective way for kids to study this subject. The use subtitled video enables children to study African American Cultural Heritage, while at the same time using the subtitles to improve their Reading and Literacy skills – a rare opportunity in education today.

Zane’s approach to the use of online video developed specifically to provide the curriculum-based information about the the contributions of African Americans to literature, art, and music from the 18th century to the present day and gain a greater appreciation for their cultural contributions, is a refreshing option to the use of textbooks alone, and the combined use of subtitles with the video allows each child to choose whether to watch, listen to, or read each video presentation – according to their preferred Learning Style.

It provides a wonderfully beneficial experience for the average student, and by providing these choices for kids to process the information according to their level of ability, they make this material on African American Cultural Heritage accessible to a wide range of kids with Special Education needs. Of course the use of online educational video also provides the gifted students the opportunity to study at their own speed.

As always Zane Education out-performs other companies in the online educational video market by providing each topic with its own Lesson Plan – which parents and Teachers can download at no cost, online interactive study tools to ensure that each child can study ‘African American Cultural Heritage‘ thoroughly, and an interactive multiple-choice quiz on the topic.

Sample Video about the topic African American Cultural Heritage

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