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African American History Web Sites


12bet手机版首页 Part of PBS’s African-American Journey site, here you’ll find a rich collection of resources — images, documents, stories, biographies, commentaries — on the experience of slavery in America. There are four parts: The Terrible Transformation: 1450-1750, Revolution: 1750-1805, Brotherly Love:1791-1831, and Judgment Day: 1831-1865. There is also a useful teacher’s guide and activities for students. A great site for black history.


A LOC resource guide for the study of Black History and Culture, the Mosaic explores colonization, abolition, migration, and the WPA. Included are maps, charts, primary sources, and background information on black history.


This PBS companion site covers 1526 to the present day and provides an introductory essay to each section and interactive timelines where one can explore significant events and people.


The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History provides a thematic exploration of Africa. The themes revolve around issues of wealth and working and living conditions in Africa. The history-oriented sections focus on the slave trade, colonialism, and other subjects. The Learning Center offers a helpful list of African resources.


This BBC site features Africa’s top historians and analyzes the events and characters that have shaped the continent from the origins of humankind to the end of South African apartheid. Among the topics covered are the rise and fall of empires and kingdoms, the power of religion, the injustices of slavery, and the expansion of trade between Africa and other continents. Features audio segments.


12bet手机版首页 “Race: Are We So Different” is an excellent educational web site from the American Anthropological Association that explores race from three lenses: History, Human Variation, and Lived Experience. The History section provides articles on race from the 1600s to the present while the Human Variation section explores human biology and genetics. The Lived Experience section is heavily interactive, with a Game of Life Experience, a Race Blog, a Sports Quiz, and more. There are educational materials available for download at the site as well as impressive multimedia features: You can watch a movie about a teenage girl’s experience and take a 3D trip into cell structure. In all, “Race: Are We So Different” is a great introductory web site for students into the complex issue of race.


Part of Paul Halsall’s excellent series of Internet Sourcebooks, Internet African History Sourcebook has full-text sources for African history arranged by topics that include the Black Athena Debate, human origins, Egypt, Ethiopia, Islam in Africa, West African kingdoms, Great Religion, the slave trade, and more. Great primary sources for black history.


The WGBH Forum Network is a free online archive of public lectures at educational or cultural organizations in the Boston area. Of special historical interest are the series of lectures examining the Civil Rights Movement from Brown v. Board of Education to the civil rights initiatives today. Visitors can browse archived content by category or contributing institution. Visitors download the lectures if desired and subscribers to the WGBH Forum Network RSS|New Lectures feed will receive their listing automatically.


12bet手机版首页 Voices is an on-line guide to humanities studies and a worthwhile source of links to information on minorities in America


Daily historical background for African-American figures, communities, politics and culture


US focused site, pointing to useful and plentiful online resources for Black History.

Lesson Plans, Teacher Guides, Activities, and more


In this EdSiteMent lesson plan, students investigate the long history of how African Americans have used music as a vehicle for communicating beliefs, aspirations, observations, joys, despair, resistance, and more across U.S. history.


12bet手机版首页 This lesson plan is meant to teach about African American life in the North. Designed by EdSiteMent, the plan includes many resources and biographies of slaves and free blacks at the end of the revolution.


Created by Carl Shulkin, this History Matters lesson plan uses many primary sources to help students learn about the Free Blacks in the antebellum South.


Designed by the Library of Congress, this comprehensive lesson plan focuses on Segregation and other issues that confronted the Black Community from 1897 to 1953. The black history lesson plan has both Teacher and Student Sections and plenty of available resources.


12bet手机版首页 The Triangle Trade, though morally reprehensible, was integral to the growth of the economies of the United States and Great Britain. The last leg of that trek, known as the Middle Passage, retains the infamy of having been a horrific journey for Africans who had been free in their countries but were being enslaved in the Americas. Through the video series, Freedom: History of US, and the companion Web site utilized in this middle school lesson plan, students will explore the economic importance of the Triangle Trade and the experience of enslaved Africans who were forced to endure the Middle Passage.


Meet famous African Americans, listen to jazz music, publish your own writing, and explore black history with this interactive timeline from Scholastic.


12bet手机版首页 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People website has an excellent History section which includes an interactive timeline.