Aya Academy of Excellence

African American History for Today’s Digital Learners

Today’s generation has undoubtedly heard of Dr. Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks.  But if you were to poll a group of young people, how many African-American’s who have made history do they know?  More importantly, how many of them connect significantly with this illustrious group?  Aside from slavery and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s-1960s, many Americans classify the existence of African-Americans as pretty much non-existent.  And aside from a few factoids, adults have little more knowledge than the young people in our lives.  How can this be changed?  For one, it’s important to teach the way kids learn.  Image

Aya Academy of Excellence’s 20/20 Tapestry Curriculum is a point-and-click digital experience that allows learners to engage with the last two hundred years of the African American legacy by listening to songs, viewing film segments and participating in project-based learning.  The curriculum is grouped into twenty decades and corresponding archetypes.  So whether a student is intrigued with sports or science, there are high interest categories and activities to immerse their leaning.  A highlight of the curriculum is its adaptability to learning at home or in a classroom setting.  Therefore, families can gain access to the learning just as readily as their local schools.  Imagine students hosting spoken word cafe’s, leading neighborhood clean-ups or creating a community recycled art installation.  The 20/20 Tapestry Curriculum transforms learning to suit the engagement of today’s learner. 

By the time youth, their families and their class complete their studies, they would have participated in twenty field trip experiences, hands-on service learning activities and art integrated lessons.  For youth working in their communication development, a writing prompt is included with each lesson.  

The 20/20 Tapestry Curriculum was developed by Aya Academy of Excellence as an opportunity to extend their academic outreach.  Sales of the curriculum enable Aya to provide their services, including the Community Classroom which will provide youth and their families a maker space in the Atlanta area.  

For a Preview of the Curriculum, Click the Image Above.  


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  1. You are exactly on the mark! Digital students need curriculum that matches their learning style. The tapestry project is extraordinary. Wonderful offerings for students and a very substantive blog!

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 5 months ago
    • * ayaacademy says:

      Many thanks for your response! It is my hope that learners will have opportunities to engage in content from multiple perspectives and sensibilities. It would be great to see this style of instructional planning catch on.

      | Reply Posted 4 years, 5 months ago
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    | Reply Posted 4 years, 4 months ago

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