The ABC of African History : A Four Week Online Course for Families

Sunday 3 October 2021

The ABC of African History and the Magical Green Box is an online interactive course that takes families and children on an amazing journey.


This course uses a variety of stunning imagery, informative text, multiple choice questions, memory exercises and thinking skill exercises to help all participants explore 250,000 years of Black history. All attendees are taking on this journey by two fantastic child superheroes.

The first module of this four week course is free to attend for families and children. The following three modules require a donation in order to attend.

The aims of the course are:

1. To allow all participants the opportunity to explore Black history in an informative way that develops family learning.

2. To develop family research skills in the field of Black history.

3. To allow the adults members of families the opportunity to consider Black history as a personal and community development tool.

Course content:

Module 1 (free event)

  • Exploring Black history and the Black British timeline
  • Exploring key historians and events in Black history
  • Exploring ancient Africans migrations to the rest of the world
  • Exploring how to ‘read’ Black history artefacts, maps and art

Module 2 (donation required)

  • Exploring Black history through the letters A to H
  • Exploring Africa and ancient African migrations to the rest of the world
  • Exploring the ‘birth’ of Africa and African people
  • Exploring applying a range of study skills to the learning of Black history

Module 3 (donation required)

  • Exploring Black history through the letters I to P
  • Exploring the art and languages of Africa
  • Exploring the neuroscience of Black history
  • Exploring key themes in Black history such as bravery, family and duality

Module 4 (donation required)

  • Exploring Black history through the letters Q to Z
  • Exploring the great military queens of Africa and the African Diaspora
  • Exploring and assessing the Black history study skills employed in the course
  • Exploring the global promotion and application of Black history through the ‘SEADS Green Box’ project.

This course is inspired by the book, How to Unlock Your Genius Using Black History.

Course Leader:

1. David Simon, writer and educationalist, is the author of the best-selling Genius series that includes the books How to Unlock Your Child’s Genius and How to Unlock Your Genius Using Black History. David is the founder of Simon Education and winner of numerous awards as an educationalist and fiction writer.

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