+ Black History: Web Sites for Teaching

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The latest issue of EduHound’s “Classroom Tools & Tips” offers Web sites for teaching Black history.  Here they are:

  • African American World / PBS — Presents the broad range of the black experience in the United States, from the Harlem Renaissance to the ongoing debate over affirmative action.   http://www.pbs.org/wnet/aaworld/index.html
  • African American Odyssey — This Library of Congress site showcases the library’s collection of rare books, government documents, manuscripts, musical scores, plays, films and recordings related tot eh African American experience.  http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/
  • African American Heritage Teacher Toolkit for Grades K-12 —  A selective guide to links, lesson plans, books, CDs, videos, posters and more.  http://creativefolk.com/toolkit/home.html
  • Our Shared History: African American Heritage — A comprehensive project of The National Park Service to preserve and interpret African American history.  http://www.cr.nps.gov/aahistory/
  • The African Presence in the Americas: 1492-1992 —  Designed to introduce you to the dynamics and dimensions of the 500 year history of African people in the Americas.  Four broad themes have been selected for exploration: Migration, Work, Culture, and Resistance.  http://www.si.umich.edu/CHICO/Schomburg/
  • From Slavery to Civil Rights: A Timeline of African-American History — Contains hundreds of items documenting African-American history.  The “For Teachers” links will help you extend this activity for your students.  Included are links to specific collections or exhibits as well as links to several excellent resources.  http://memory.loc.gov/learn/features/civilrights
  • The History Makers /African American History Archive —  Features a vast collection of resources that focus on slavery, the abolitionist movement, the civil rights movement, music, sports and entertainment.  http://www.thehistorymakers.com
  • Teaching with Historic Places/African American Lesson Plans — Created by National Park Service interpreters, preservation porfessionals, and educators, these lessons are free and ready for immediate classroom use by students in history and social studies classes.  http://www.cr.nps.gov/NR/twhp/feb00.htm
  • Africans in America — Presented in four parts, each era contains a historical Narrative, a Resource Bank of images, documents, stories, biographies and commentaries, and a Teacher’s Guide for using the content of the Web site and television series in US history courses.  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/home.html
  • Infoplease: Black History Month — Includes history and timelines, biographies, quizzes, and more.  http://www.infoplease.com/spot/bhm1.html
  • Underground Railroad/ History of Slavery, Pictures, Information — Learn what challenges slaves faced in National Geographic’s Underground Railroad adventure.  Get information, pictures, photographs, biographies, resources and more.  http://www.nationalgeographic.com/railroad/

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