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"American History"

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I teach fourth graders and broaching the subject of African American studies can sometimes be a tricky thing (considering how horrible and violent it was), especially working in a district that's demographics are primarily Caucasian. However, after reading your blog and checking out the websites you tagged, I felt better informed and more comfortable talking about African American history from the stand point of it being, "American history" as well- I’ve never really looked at it this way. I appreciate your insight and the resources you provided- I found them very helpful. Currently my students are creating African American reports. Each student has chosen a person to explore and research on his or her iPads and in the library. I've taught them to write a summary style of essay using a persuasive tone to convince me that there person of choice is the most interesting African American that has lived. They are also expected to create an oral presentation explaining their person to the rest of the class, as well as some sort of visual aid to go with their report. We'll see how it goes...

Thanks for your post and information I found it very helpful!

Director of Educational Technology from Miami, FL

Thank you for this resource!!

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Thank you all for this list!! This is excellent. Thanks for everyone who included additions.

Thank-you everyone for all

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Thank-you everyone for all the great online resources. I work in an environment where there is no access to online resources. Therefore, I have utilized our local public library. I was able to get a variety of DVDs and books.

I highly recommend reading the link on the Do's and Don'ts of Teaching Black History.

Dean of University of Minnesota - College of Education & Human Development

African American Read-Ins

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Nice list! We have a resource to add. You can also celebrate Black History Month by hosting an African American Read-In in your classroom or community: http://cehdvision2020.umn.edu/cehd-blog/celebrate-black-history-month-by.... Either formal or casual, it’s a great way for students to learn the historical significance of education and literacy in the African American community.
-Dean Jean Quam, University of Minnesota CEHD

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Great list! I might have my

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Great list! I might have my students create posters on iPads to go with a writing assignment http://wp.me/p2qsME-eP

Educator, Consultant, ADE , ClassTechTips.com

Great list! I might have my

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Great list! I might have my students create posters on iPads to go with a writing assignment http://wp.me/p2qsME-eP

Making Citizens Through Literature

Please see our free ebook

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Please see our free ebook which includes contributions from W.E.B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and many others. Each selection includes a brief introduction by educator-editors Leon and Amy Kass with guiding questions for discussion.
http://www.whatsoproudlywehail.org/curriculum/the-american-calendar/cele...

Resources for Teaching African-American Literature and History

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This is a series of new Common-Core-based textbooks on African-American literature and history for students in Grades 9-12:

http://www.callistoeducation.com

This series of supplementals is called Voices of the People: Our African-American Heritage.

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2012 Best Books for African American History

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Here at WeAreTeachers, we've created a Book Club and this month are sharing top books for this topic -
enjoy: http://bit.ly/WdvkKW

EDSITEment's Guide to Black

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EDSITEment's Guide to Black History Month Teaching Resources gives you the best of NEH funded project websites and EDSITEment lesson plans organzied roughly by hisorical period.
Highlights include
Africans in America
Crafting Freedom
Abolitionists
The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow
Freedom Riders
http://edsitement.neh.gov/feature/edsitements-guide-black-history-month-...

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