- African American Cultural Heritage Tour, a Virtual Heritage Tour from the Smithsonian Institution
- Africans in America, from PBS
- Biography Channel Celebrates Black History
- Black History
- Black History Month Lesson Plans, Activities, and Resources, from Thinkfinity
- Channel One on African American History
- Culture & Change: Black History in America, from Scholastic
- Do’s and Don’ts of Teaching Black History, from Teaching Tolerance
- Encyclopedia Britannica’s Guide to Black History
- The History Channel’s Black History Site
- Interactive Civil Rights Timeline
- The King Center – Opens with very powerful audio excerpts from Dr. King’s speech, “The Drum Major Instinct”
- Looking Backwards, an interactive timeline from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture
- The Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute
- Time For Kids Black History Month Special
- Many of these, and many other resources, are found on Larry Ferlazzo’s blog under “The best websites to teach & learn about African American History”
Please see the Social Science Mandates page of the Illinois State Board Of Education Web Site
The sites above were emailed to District #205 teachers on Feb. 1, 2010. In addition, I've also been reminded of the following sites:
- Aboard the Underground Railroad: A National Registry Travel Itinerary, from the National Park Service
- National Underground Railroad Network toFreedom, also from the National Park Service.
- National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
- Underground Railroad Freedom Station at Knox College in our hometown of Galesburg (IL), and press release about the same.
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