The founders of Melanin Origins, a children’s book company that publishes biographies about African-American leaders, are practically giving away their English-Language Arts Black History Curriculum for a limited time (From January 1, 2020, to February 29, 2020).
Since 2016, Melanin Origins has provided leaders in education with quality learning materials that children of all backgrounds so desperately need. Understanding the struggle of convincing school districts to fund black history initiatives, the global publishing company has afforded teachers across the nation an opportunity to access four weeks of instruction on the lives of Ida B. Wells, Booker T. Washington, Madam C.J. Walker, and W.E.B. Du Bois.
The Black History Curriculum guide contains TEKS / Common Core-based lesson plans that meet national English-Language Arts standards and cover reading, writing, word study, and social studies for Grade One. Many teachers find this curriculum useful for Kindergarten and Second Grade as well. Melanin Origin’s learning materials may be applied to any classroom at any time of year. The added benefit is that the materials provide diverse and culturally responsive images and topics for all students.
Melanin Origins is committed to literacy and empowerment through powerful images and stories representative of diverse backgrounds and cultural pride. The mission of Melanin Origins is to provide quality educational materials that inspire young minds to aspire for excellence while embracing their heritage.