Teacher creates ‘Wakandan curriculum’ on African history and AfroFuturism

A Chicago teacher was so inspired by Black Panther that she decided to create a curriculum around the film to teach her students about African history and AfroFuturism.

Tess Raser, who teaches sixth grade at the Dulles School of Excellence in Chicago, saw Black Panther on Saturday and felt that the film would be an excellent way to start a conversation.

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Her curriculum includes a “pre-viewing” section focused on topics that the students can discuss before they see the film, like colonialism, African kingdoms, and racism worldwide. Then, there is a “post-viewing” section that analyzes the characters, message, and setting of the film itself.

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