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Last Updated: Apr 21st, 2011 - 14:44:53 

Black History Month

Black History Study Links
By ClassBrain staff
Jan 21, 2011, 12:46 PST

Black History - Study Links

A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Check out important dates in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the writings of Dr. King by title, a complete biography, summary, and a list of books for further reading.
Source:      B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University

The African American Journey
In three parts: African American History; African American Literature: Voices of Slavery and Freedom; and Heart and Soul: A Celebration of African American Music.  Discover the roots of African-American heritage.
Source:      World Book, Inc.

CNN - Black History Month
Explore Civil Rights, the first black astronaut to walk in space, video clips of sights and sounds that have marked the black experience in the U.S., 29 days of black history, a virtual tour through the Civil Rights Movement, and related stories and sites.
Source:      Cable News Network, Inc.

The Underground Railroad
Here you can learn about the Journey, Routes to Freedom, Timeline of Events, Faces of Freedom, resources, and links.  There is also a special section for kids with questions and answers and classroom ideas.
Source:      National Geographic Society

Black History
Learn about ‘Then and Now’ through interactive milestones, the ‘Fight for Rights’ through the History Challenge, ‘Oh, Grow Up!’ where you guess who the kids are, and ‘Now Hear This’, where you can hear some famous moments in black history.
Source:      Time For

Gale Black History Month
For biographies of African-American individuals, a timeline of events, activities, quizzes, and African-American Literature, Gale provides free resources.  Also included are the Poet’s Corner, Hispanic Heritage, and Women’s History Month.
Source:      The Gale Group

Harlem History
"Harlem History presents a wealth of archival treasures and scholarship from Columbia about the history of one of the world's most famous and influential neighborhoods." It covers Arts and Culture, The Neighborhood, and Politics.
Source:      Columbia University - Institute for Research in African-American Studies

The Top Ten African American Inventors
"Throughout history, African Americans have invented some important and fun devices. Read about ten examples of men and women and see what they invented.Think about what kind of obstacles they may have faced, personally and professionally." It covers Elijah McCoy, Lewis Latimer, George Washington Carver, Garrett Morgan, and more.
Source:      Scholastic


Martin Luther King, Jr. Teaches Many Lessons  
This site contains over 20 lesson plans for grades pre-K through 12.  Beginning with picture books and continuing with lesson plans from writing your own “I Have a Dream” speech to evaluating web sites for bias.  The comprehensive list at the bottom has various lesson plans gathered from the Net.
Source:      Education World


The purpose of these online adventures is to teach students the importance of historical issues through the use of electronic resources. Meant to be used for group or classroom activities.

Little Rock 9
Learn about nine African American students who, in 1957, chose to attend an all-white high school in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Follow the introduction, questions, review, roles, and solutions.  There is also a guide for classroom exercises for teachers.

Tuskegee Tragedy
Read online articles about the Tuskegee Tragedy and a few other controversial topics.  Analyze the similarities and differences between these other topics and the Tuskegee Study.  Use the background information and resources to draw your own educated conclusion on historical events in America's past.
Source:      Pacific Bell Knowledge Network Explorer

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