People Of Color In The Bible for Primary & Elementary Grades

Name of Presenter: Renee Emanuel

Title: Director of Watoto Ministries

Organization: The People of Color Training & Research Institute
935 Marion Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 791-5776

Title of Presentation: “People Of Color In The Bible for Primary & Elementary Grades”

Audiovisual Needs: Screen, slide projector & overhead projector.


Renee Emanuel utilizes a “Biblical Approach” to education. Biblical writers wrote and taught from a perspective which nurtures the child’s “entire” person: mind, body & spirit, simultaneously. She shows that the Bible & Africa are inseparably linked together through geography, culture and history. When studying the Bible, one is in fact studying numerous, vital aspects of African history. In her workshop, Ms. Emanuel models techniques for teaching basic health, biology, astronomy, Biblical geography& history to primary/ elementary school-aged children. Biblical History & African History are shown to be synonymous.


To show that Africa is the “cradle of civilization”. To show that the world has benefited from Africa’s natural resources & spiritual insight for millenniums. To describe the behavioral changes noted in children having been exposed to a Biblical Wholistic Education.


* The Garden of Eden was in Classical Africa.

* Ancient names for Africa.

* Africa’s geography and topography.

* Biblical Naming ceremonies

* Songs about the Bible