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Your young writer should be a part of the Frederick Douglass Writing Club!

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Your yearly subscription to the Frederick Douglass Writing Club (Writing for freedom since 1838) gets you unlimited access to exclusive BARS (Bomani Armah wRiting System) content and one ticket to a Frederick Douglass Writing Club show and workshop to redeem when you want.

The FDWC is a club for 4th grade to 8th grade students, focused on reading and writing, with an emphasis on the life and career of Frederick Douglass as well as Hip-Hop music and culture. The FDWC is an online community that also meets in person for writing workshops, book clubs, field trips, and performances.

The writing workshops are conducted using the BARS curriculum. BARS (the Bomani Armah wRiting System) 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 BARS curriculum is fun and innovative!

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  • For $60/year, you get everything above.
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  • For $120/year, you get everything above, plus:
    BARS Intermediate Teacher Guide
    BARS Engineering Design Process Teacher Guide
    BARS Frederick Douglass Teacher Guide
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  • For $200/year, you get everything above, plus:
    Frederick Douglass Writing Club Writing Process Manual
    A step by step writers manual guiding you through the education and writing career of Frederick Douglass, combined with Baba Bomani's exclusive creative writing techniques that end in a completed 16 BAR verse by your club member that answers these questions:
    1. What is your name?
    2. Where are you from?
    3. Tell a short piece of your biography?
    4. What do you want your legacy to be?
    5. What story in the news is important to you?
    6. What social issue do you think people should be paying attention to?
    7. Why is it important to read?
    8. Why is it important to write?

    Frederick Douglass Writing Club t-shirt with the Club Members personalized rap name1 hour of studio time to record your FDWC Theme song verse
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Baba Bomani
Washington, D.C.
Baba Bomani, aka the Watermelon man has been using hip-hop, poetry and multi-media disciplines to teach fun and informative workshops with all ages from kindergarteners to graduate students for well over 15 years Bomani . 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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