Black History 365 is an educational entity whose purpose is to create cutting-edge resources that invite students, educators, and other readers to become critical thinkers, compassionate listeners, fact-based, respectful communicators and action-oriented solutionists.
CURRICULUM DESIGNED WITH INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY
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 EDITION ONLY
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.
I encourage every school district throughout the United States to strongly consider adopting the comprehensive Black History 365 curriculum as their choice for African American studies.
- Andrew Young
Civil Rights Activist, UN Ambassador
The exemplary level of work and commitment exhibited to develop Black History 365 should be commended. The need for a project like this cannot be overstated nor ignored. Please support this endeavor and allow it to be an instructional tool for use in the preparation of guiding your students toward greatness!
- Cathy Hughes
Founder and Chairwoman, Urban One, Inc
Black History 365 is the comprehensive, holistic, text and image K-12 curriculum we have so intensely desired that fills a tremendous void in today’s educational enrichment landscape.
- Ben Watson
NFL Super Bowl XXXIX Champion
This powerful educational curricula breaks the shackles of traditional rote learning...nothing I have seen matches the breadth of educational tools and resources available through the Black History 365 curriculum.
- Bill Haley, Jr.
Alex Haley’s Grandson
Please give strong consideration for the inclusion of the Black History 365 curriculum in your school district.
- Pete Babcock
Historian, NBA General Managerrr
One could argue that Black History 365 is the culmination of the quest to bring together all of the videos, websites, online resources, maps, charts, graphs and the bulk of resources that have been developed by scholars, teachers, students and curriculum specialists to teach the African American experience over the past 40 years.
- W. Marvin Dulaney
Incorporating the Black History 365 process gives school districts the opportunity to teach Black History throughout the school year and to develop the next generation of change agents.
- James Agbara Bryson
Great Grand Nephew of Annie Malone
Black History 365 is the right tool at the right time for our nation's schools. This multi-media, tech-savvy e-book, textbook and curriculum provide a comprehensive look at American history by incorporating a full account of black history, which is absent from standard public school history textbooks. Equip your teachers and empower your students with materials that give them tools to learn from the past, deal with the present and prepare for the future.
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