2016 Black History Month Resources for

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  • CaliforniaCouncilfortheSocialStudies

    BlackHistoryMonthWebResourcesforTeachers

    2016

    AfricanAmericanHistoryMonthLibraryofCongresshttp://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/index.htmlThisisafirstratesitewithprimaryresourcesspecificallyfortheclassroom.IncludedareSlaveryatJeffersonsMonticello:ParadoxofLiberty,BlackWomeninAmericanCulture,SpiritofTuskegee,PhotosoftheHarlemRenaissance,etc.DepthandDimensionwithFiveBlackHistoryMonthLessonshttp://ww2.kqed.org/education/2016/01/28/depth-and-dimension-with-five-black-history-month-lessons/?elq=48aa987940254d20a43a8721b21cdaf3&elqCampaignId=1046&elqaid=3788&elqat=1&elqTrackId=a21602366d614833a3bfeba4a143e5deAdddepthanddimensiontoyourBlackHistoryMonthlessonswithaselectionofresourceshighlightingkeyevents,movements,andtraditionsaswellasnotableleaders,poets,andmusiciansfromthePBSLearningMediacollection.TeachingwithHistoricPlacesFeaturingAfricanAmericanHistoryhttp://www.nps.gov/history/aahistory/teachers_afam.htmTheplacesandlessonsatthissitefeatureBookerT.WashingtonNationalMonument,ChicagosBlackMetropolis,TwoAmericanEntrepreneurs:MadamC.J.WalkerandJ.C.Penney,theSelmatoMontgomeryVotingRightsMarch:ShakingtheConscienceofaNation,andNewPhiladelphia:AMultiracialTownontheIllinoisFrontier.Reconstruction:TheSecondCivilWarhttp://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/reconstruction/ThishighlyacclaimedAmericanExperiencePBSfilmseriesisamustforAmericanhistoryteachers.Spanningthemomentousyearsfrom1863to1877,ReconstructiontrackstheextraordinarystoriesofordinaryAmericans--SouthernandNorthern,whiteandblack--astheystruggletoreshapesocietytornbyviolenceandcreatenewopportunitiesforthemselvesaftertheCivilWarandtheamendmentsendedslavery.Needtopurchasethevideo.TheAbolitionistsAmericanExperiencehttp://ca.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/abolitionists/Inthemid-19thcentury,theabolitionistmovementintheUnitedStatessoughttheimmediateemancipationofallenslavedpeople.Thesepassionateantislaveryactivistsmenandwomen,blackandwhite,northernersandsoutherners,poorandwealthyledthestrugglethatforeverchangedthenation.Themediaassetsinthiscollectionfeaturehistoricalreenactmentsandexpertinterviewsthattellthestoryofsomeofthepeopleandeventsthatshapedthismovement.Clipsofthefilmareembeddedinthelessonsonline.

  • RiseandFallofJimCrowhttp://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/ThatJimCrowwasatremendouslyimportantperiodinUnitedStateshistoryisundisputable.Lessobviousishowtoproperlyaddresstheviolence,politics,andcomplexitiesthatmarktheera.HereareawealthofteacherresourcessuchasmapsandlessonstosupportthePBSsitetracingthehistoryandrealityofJimCrow.CheckforrebroadcastinformationonyourlocalPBSstation.HistoryNewsNetworkHotTopicsBlackHistoryMonthhttp://historynewsnetwork.org/article/9975ThisHistoryNewsNetworksitehaslinkstolesswellknowsitesrelatedBlackHistoryincludingarticlesandvideoresources.Thiswouldworkbestwitholderstudents.CelebrateBlackHistoryEducationWorldhttp://www.educationworld.com/a_special/black_history.shtmlBlackhistoryandcultureissuchapartoftheAmericanfabricandtheschoolcurriculum.EstablishedasNegroHistoryWeekinthe1920'sbyCarterG.Woodson,FebruarywaschosenforthecelebrationbecauseFrederickDouglassandAbrahamLincolnwereborninthismonth.Extendedtoamonth-longcelebrationin1976,BlackHistoryMonthisanopportunitytoemphasizethehistoryandachievementsofAfricanAmericans.Theseresourcesaremostlyforyoungerstudents.HistoryChannel-BlackHistoryMonthhttp://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-monthThestoryofBlackHistoryMonthbeginsin1915,halfacenturyaftertheThirteenthAmendmentabolishedslaveryintheUS.ThatSeptember,theHarvard-trainedhistorianCarterG.WoodsonandtheprominentministerJesseE.MoorlandfoundedtheAssociationfortheStudyofNegroLifeandHistory(ASNLH),anorganizationdedicatedtoresearchingandpromotingachievementsbyblackAmericansandotherpeoplesofAfricandescent.Thematerialsaregoodbutanannoyingadseemstodiminishtheexperience.Teachinghistory.orghttp://teachinghistory.orgHerearehundredsofresourcesandlessonsfromtheNationalHistoryEducationClearinghouse,thepremierresourcesiteforhistoryeducatorsintheUS.ToreachthementerthesearchAfricanAmericanHistory.EDSITEmentBlackHistoryMonthResourceshttp://edsitement.neh.gov/feature/edsitements-guide-black-history-month-teaching-resourcesAfricanAmericanswereintegraltothedevelopmentoftheU.S.AtthisNEHsiteteachers,parents,andstudentswillfindoutstandingresourcesfortellingthestoryofAfricanAmericansaswellassomeofthemostinfluentialvoicesandthemostmemorableimagesfromthathistory,literatureandculture.SmithsonianBlackHistoryTeachingResourceshttp://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/resource_library/african_american_resources.htmlEachyear,theSmithsonianhonorsBlackHistoryMonthwithacalendarfullofactivities,anoverviewofsignificanttopics,andaricharrayofdownloadablepdflessonsthatarefeaturedatthissite.

  • CivilRightsMovementhttp://resources.primarysource.org/content.php?pid=52585&sid=389469PrimarySourceprovidesresourcesforteachingandlearningaboutcivilrightsintheUnitedStates.Inthisguide,youwillfindbooks,websites,films,videoclips,speeches,andcurriculumforyourclassroom.MostbooksandfilmslistedinthisguideareavailablefromthePrimarySourceLibrary.LessonsandResourcesforBlackHistoryMonthhttp://crf-usa.org/black-history-month/blogDividedintosevensections,thisCRFofferingofmaterialsonBlackHistoryMonthprovidesK-12teachersagreatplacetobeginlearningortoforgeanin-depthstudyofAfricanAmericanhistory.NationalMuseumofAfricanAmericanHistoryandCulturehttp://nmaahc.si.edu/LearnAbouttheNationalMuseumofAfricanAmericanHistoryandCulture,thenewestentrytotheSmithsonianconmplexinWashingtonD.C.Seeandoverviewoftheresourcethatwillbeavailableforthepubicandforeducators.Reviewtheopportunitiesforeducatorstolearnandtoparticipate.

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