Black History 365 is a U. S. History textbook documenting the unique stories of Black persons, groups, and cultures in North America, beginning in Ancient Africa continuing to modern events and movements. This interactive history/social science textbook can be used independently or as supplemental text and includes interactive instructor resources that will engage all learners. The gateway to connecting history to daily life, this transcendent approach to American history allows students of all ethnicities to engage in meaningful conversations with teachers, peers, and their families...through the lens of Black History.
Full of rarely told history lessons, the BH365 curriculum has exclusive access to more than 3,000 original artifacts that take students and educators on a colorful journey to embracing an inclusive account of American history.
BH365 Unit & Chapter Overview
UNIT 1: ANCIENT AFRICA
This foundational unit engages students in the rich history of African tribes, customs, traditions, languages, and cultures. In fact, many of these customs and practices are instrumental in forming modern processes and conventions practiced within Black American cultures and subcultures. The mere notion that Black History started with enslavement is eliminated when students understand the genius of ancient Africans.
UNIT 2: THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE
Filled with details of, the so-called, Transatlantic Slave Trade, this unit explores the conditions that influenced the trading of natural resources, weapons, and people of African descendants. The profit motive eventually leads to arguably the largest human traﬃcking period in recorded history. It contains historical verification from countries involved in the Transatlantic Trade, along with steps that ultimately lead to the end of the trade.
UNIT 3: THE AMERICAN SYSTEM - THE FORMING THEREOF
The American System discusses the beginnings of American systematic oppression, racial and economic disparity. The discrimination, and dominant-culture supremacy was facilitated through the enslavement and persecution of Blacks in the United States.
UNIT 4: EMANCIPATION & RECONSTRUCTION
The Civil War, along with the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, marked the beginning of efforts to end legalized enslavement in the United States. This unit analyzes the critical events leading to the emancipation of the enslaved, and the subsequent conflicts between Confederate and Union States after the war ended. A perilous and often dangerous period occurred in the era immediately after the War. These activities and policies became known as Reconstruction.
UNIT 5: THE GREAT MIGRATION AND ITS AFTERMATH
Filled with photographic images of American involvement, this Unit investigates Black Liberation & Expression through the development of Black-oriented institutions, Black-inspired art (including the Harlem Renaissance), and the long-ranging modulation of Black voices..
UNIT 6: CIVIL RIGHTS & AMERICAN JUSTICE
This unit provides an unfiltered look into the Civil Rights era. It was a period of severe unrest. The organized bigotry, inequitable treatment (egregiously normalized attitudes and behaviors against Black Americans) would not be easy to dismantle. The laws and customs of a society built on inequality were deeply entrenched. In addition, the lingering policies of Jim Crow, the assassination of Black leaders and racist legal practices would put the country to the test.
UNIT 7: THE ECONOMIC SYSTEM
The financial impact of enslavement and the less well-known effect of Black economic exploitation in the modern economic system are explored. This unit uncovers hard evidence of multigenerational economic benefits and penalties of sustained financial exploitation, with wide implications up to the present time.
UNIT 8: POP CULTURE & BLACK WEALTH
This unit reviews positive and negative images of pop culture and Black wealth.
UNIT 9: THE LONE STAR STATE: TEXAS
The rich history of its diverse people, coupled with the bountiful beauty of its natural geography, is the reason the Lone Star State rivals any spot on earth as a place in pure majesty.
The resilient people of the Lone Star State have demonstrated to the world that they are unstoppable by any challenge. Today, Texas has been “rediscovered” by the nation; consequently, it is now experiencing one of the highest population-increases in America.
UNIT 10: THE NORTH STAR: CANADA
In this unit, we observe the similarities between American and Canadian Blacks. Because of the horrific nature of enslavement and the so-called Fugitive Slave Laws, Black people are embedded in the history and development of our large and prosperous neighbor to the north.