"No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them. Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes if they know that that knowledge will help set you free." ~ Assata Shakur
Their sacrifice, their despair, their determination
and their blood has painted the month Black for all time." Mumia Abu Jamal
Black August is a time to reflect on and remember some important socioeconomic-political issues and events, as well as strong, prominent historical, revolutionary figures who risked and oftentimes lost their lives and liberty teaching us, freeing us, fighting for us, and speaking out to the world about our plight in the Americas. They didn't just talk, they acted. They did something and got involved. They were intelligent, brave and determined. They revolted and rebelled against the system that was oppressing them. Many gave their lives. This is the real "Black History Month." Teach your/our children about the real heroes. This is a commemoration of Black Resistance.
Marcus Garvey - Born in August, 1887
Nat Turner Rebellion - August 21, 1831
First Slaves Brought from Africa to Jamestown, VA - August, 1619
Haitian Revolution Begins with Bois Caman Ceremony - August, 1791
The Underground Railroad - Created in August, c.1800
Fred Hampton of Black Panther Party - Born in August
WEB Dubois - Dies in August, 1963 in Ghana
Watts Rebellion - August, 1965
Gabriel Prosser Slave Revolt - August, 1800
The March on Washington - August, 1963
Fugitive Slaves Crossing Rappahannock River to Union Army Lines During Civil War - August, 1862
George Jackson and the San Quentin Six Prison Rebellion - August, 21, 1971
Soledad Brothers Conflict - August 7, 1970
Jonathan Jackson (brother of George) attempts to free the Soledad Brothers - August, 1970
Angela Davis Federal Warrant Issued in Connection with Soledad Brothers Conflict at Marin Co. Courthouse, CA - August, 1970
Emmet Till Murdered - August, 1955
Malcolm X Harlem Unity Rally - August, 1963
Shooting of Mike Brown, Ferguson, Missouri (Black Lives Matter Movement Begins) - August 9, 2014
Voting Rights Act Signed into Law - August 6, 1965
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Teens can excel in many different ways. Some possess advanced academic abilities or athletic supremacy, musical abilities, extraordinary intelligence, or artistic talents. Some teens are compassionate about social issues, and this gives them a propensity towards active listening and activism, empathy, or a willingness to lend a helping hand to those in need. Whatever their strengths or abilities, you can encourage teens to use these talents and gifts to make a difference in their communities and in the lives of others. Getting involved in community service activities is one way to train your children to do this.
As Israelite parents, we desire that community service come from the heart. Ironically the act of lending a hand and becoming involved is what really develops the willingness to serve. It is our hope that serving others in the community develops a heart of compassion and genuine desire to assist, that continues to build throughout life. When teenagers serve their communities, it positively blesses both the receiver and the one who gives willingly of themselves. Teens develop character, interests, gifts, talents and leadership qualities in real settings. Parents have opportunities to teach and lead teenagers toward emotional, social and spiritual growth.
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Hebrew Calendar Features:
Torah Parashot Readings –This shows you what section of the Torah we study each week and on High Holy Days
Haftorah— This gives you the corresponding reading section from the prophets for each week and High Holy Days
Rosh Kodesh— The date of the New Moon for each month is clearly indicated
Festivals— The dates of all festivals and holidays are provided
Shabbat Times— This calendar shows what time the sabbath begins and ends.
Hebrew Dates–This calendar shows the corresponding date and year
Yarzeit --This calendar marks the anniversary of the deaths of our leaders for special prayers.
Yizkor— The names of departed elders of blessed memory.
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"The key to success is to focus upon the essence of the first cycle-excellence and motivation built upon truly individual and independent performance of important work. The most common error is to focus upon pleasure without demanding excellence." - Dr. Art Robinson
Motivation by Excellence
Dr. Art Robinson
A fundamental cycle is present in most remarkably successful personal activities: An individual likes to do the things at which he excels-and he excels at the things he likes to do-and he draws more motivation from the fact that he excels. If he ceases to excel, he ceases to like the activity, and he seeks motivation elsewhere; this diminishes his efforts in the primary activity and lowers still further the quality of his performance. Both of these cycles are self-amplifying. The first leads to outstanding performance and maximum skills. The second spirals downward to failure. A successful home school must assure that students reside in the first cycle, and remain there. Read More
By Annamaria Houlis
Homeschooling is far from uncommon. The U.S. Department of Education says that between 2003 and 2012, the number of kids ages 5 to 17 who were taught at home rose 61.8 percent. The most recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics suggests that about 1.5 million students were homeschooled in 2007 and approximately 3 percent of the school-age population was homeschooled in the 2011–'12 school year. Read More
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Why Black Kids Should Be Homeschooled
by Antonio Buehler
Homeschooling is by far the best alternative for most black children. There are problems in public school for all children, but the institutional racism of traditional schools means that black children have the most to gain from homeschooling.
Today 15% of homeschoolers are minorities, but that percentage should escalate rapidly as parents begin to realize the benefits of homeschooling compared to the tremendous harm of public schooling. Here's why
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I am writing to let you all know that I am finishing up the MS degree now and will be graduating soon. So I have a monumental amount of work (papers, portfolio, practicum, etc.) at the present time. Among other things, I have started a new position and so have been busy with that as well, not to mention homeschooling my 10 year old and maintaining a private independent study program here in CA. If you have recently contacted me regarding homeschooling and I have not gotten back to you, I apologize for the delay. I am returning requests for information and adding people to the newsletter list as I go. Please do take advantage of all the information that is here on the Hebrew Israelite Homeschool site to meet your homeschooling needs. If you have any questions, send me an email and I will respond at my earliest convenience.
Shalom and Yah Bless,
One of the big differences with homeschooling when compared to traditional schooling is that homeschools by and largely teach for mastery. If you are new to homeschooling, you may not know this and further you may not even know what it means. Teaching to mastery just means that a concept is done until the student gets it completely. Here's what this means in practice: Little Sasha does a math lesson and when you check it, there are 5 errors. With mastery, Sasha is required to correct the mistakes until she reaches 100% with corrections. She does this before she is allowed to move forward to the next concept.
The mastery approach is necessary because even when there are very few errors on an assignment, the student is either making simple mistakes or has missed something in the learning of a concept. Either way, it is important to have the student re-work the problems until all are correct. If you simply move on (like the schools do) your child will develop gaps in learning that get bigger and bigger over time. This approach is essential for mastering STEM subjects like mathematics, chemistry and physics. It is also helpful to use in spelling, grammar, writing. I teach to mastery with all assignments at our house. In the following video Sal Khan of Khan Academy discusses the importance of teaching to mastery as it pertains to STEM subjects such as math and other sciences.
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African-Americans are the fastest growing homeschooling demographic in the United States. There are 200,000 Black American children currently being taught at home (NHERI).
About the Author of this Site:
Rebekah Netanyah M.S., is a Homeschooling mother (Torah-based Israelite) with 15+ years of homeschooling experience.
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