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Welcome to the, the internet home for the B.A.R.S. (Bomani Armah wRiting System) curriculum, and the Frederick Douglass Writing Club (FDWC). Listen to the latest episode of the Baba Bomani podcast on eduction please check out this link: Sign up for the FDWC at E.W. Stokes Elementary Saturday School go here:

The FDWC is a club for boys ages 8-13 to focus on writing and communication, with an emphasis on the life and writing of Frederick Douglass as well as using the B.A.R.S. creative writing system that uses Hip-Hop songwriting as to teach. The FDWC currently operates as both a class for homeschool boys during the week and as part of the Saturday School at E.W. Stokes elementary.

The B.A.R.S. curriculum shows students how a well-written essay resembles a well-written song, with the Main Idea being the thesis paragraph in an essay and a chorus/refrain/hook in a song, while the Supporting Details in an essay are just like the verses. The fun and innovative concepts of the BARS curriculum.

Your yearly subscription to the this group gets you unlimited access to exclusive B.A.R.S. content like writing tutorials, teacher video tutorials, educational curriculum, writing handouts, lesson plans and music videos! You can also download and use the B.A.R.S. album that comes with worksheets and picture book pdf of Baba Bomani's song "The Hustle".

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Baba Bomani
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Bomani Armah is "...not a rapper, but a poet with a hip-hop style". For well over 15 years Bomani has been using hip-hop, poetry and multi-media disciplines to teach fun and informative workshops with all ages from kindergarteners to graduate students. Here you can find his hip-hop music for kids as well as teaching materials showing students the writing process through hip-hop!

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