As soon as Jonathan Daines learned about Kwanzaa, the seven-day celebration millions of African Americans celebrate each year between December 26 and January 1, he wanted to find ways of bringing it into his classroom. He read every thing he could find about Kwanzaa. At first, he read a couple of books about Kwanzaa to his students. Each succeeding year, he added more and more until he developed a three-week Kwanzaa study. The purpose of this article is to provide back ground information about Kwanzaa, a sample Kwanzaa study and children's literature and other resources for teachers to use in creating their own Kwanzaa study.
Ferguson, P. M., & Young, T. A. (1995). Kwanzaa: A Holiday of Principles. Reading Horizons, 35 (5). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol35/iss5/7