Herbs & Culture is a 2 part journey. In our time together, we will cover 2 separate yet very connected topics. Together as Melanin Scholars, we study & explore ancient Africa using the book Classical Africa by Dr. Molefi Kete Asante. This semester we will be exploring Nubia, the Kingdom of Kush and Ethiopia, and more.
Instructor: Ayana Forbes
Duration: January 26th - May 25th, 2023 (16 weeks)
Time: 2:30pm - 4:00 pm
No Classes: April 6th & April 13th
Target Age Group: 9 and Up
Spots Available: 10 spots in-person / unlimited virtual
Location: 2251 Florin Rd. Sacramento, CA/ Virtual
Cost per class: $30
Cost for ALL classes: $400
Drops ins are welcomed, however not recommended
Herb Part of Class:
The objective of this class is for scholars to connect with selected freshly foraged plants. Scholars will engage with the plants using all their senses, intuition and their intellectual knowledge. From this they will explore, How does the plant smell & feel medicinal to them? What does it remind them of or bring up for them? They will record their intuitive thoughts and findings in their herbal journal.
We will have detailed herbal lessons and cover how our intellectual knowing, our intuition and senses gives major clues of the medicine of the plant. We will also cover how our ancestors may have used these plants for healing. All of these details will be recorded in a provided herbal science journal. Scholars will press the fresh plants being studied into their flower presses. When plants become dried & flatten, the scholars will remove plants from flower presses and use a laminator to laminate freshly pressed plants into their herbal journal.
The Culture part of class:
Together as Melanin Scholars, we study & explore ancient Africa using the book Classical Africa by Dr. Molefi Kete Asante. This semester we will be exploring Nubia, the Kingdom of Kush and Ethiopia,The Gem of Axum.
We will read a chapter a class and work on the workbook material together. There will be Chapter Activity HW that will be sent home with students, this will be reviewed the following class. In this class, we integrate embodied learning so the children can be fully engaged in their learning experience. This looks like creating art projects, drama skits and watching videos of the parts of Africa being studied.
2 Sections: Herbal and Culture
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