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 and more than 3,000 original artifacts, BH365 takes students and educators on a colorful journey to embracing an inclusive account of American history.
BH365 CURRICULUM GUIDE
UNIT 1: ANCIENT AFRICA
This foundational unit engages students in the rich history of African tribes, customs, traditions, languages, and cultures – many instrumental in forming several modern processes and conventions practiced within Black American cultures and subcultures.
UNIT 2: THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE
Filled with details of The Transatlantic Slave Trade, this unit explores the conditions that influenced the trading of natural resources, weapons, and African descendants, eventually leading to arguably the largest human trafficking period in recorded history.
UNIT 3: THE FORMING OF THE AMERICAN SYSTEM
The American System unit discusses the beginnings of American systematic oppression, racial and economic disparity and discrimination, and dominant-culture supremacy 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 turbulent end of legalized slavery in the United States. This unit analyzes the critical events leading to The Emancipation of slaves, the conflict of Confederate and Union states, and the profoundly agitated period of Reconstruction.
UNIT 5: BLACK LIBERATION & EXPRESSION
Suffused with photographic descriptives of American evolvement, Unit 5 investigates Black Liberation & Expression through the development of Black-serving institutions, Black-inspired art (including the Harlem Renaissance period), and the long-ranging modulation of Black voices.
UNIT 6: CIVIL RIGHTS & AMERICAN UNREST
This unit provides an unfiltered look into the Civil Rights era that prompted severe American unrest as the end of organized bigotry, inequitable treatment (egregiously normalized attitudes and behaviors against Black Americans), became eminent, especially documenting the lingering effects of Jim Crow, the assassination of Black leaders, and legalized genocide.
UNIT 7: ECONOMIC & POLITICAL ASPIRATION
The passing of certain federal and state legislation seemed to insinuate Black liberation, advancement and inclusion were plausible ideas. The unit Economic & Political Aspiration details the accomplishments and challenges of Black Americans during period-defining movements, including Black Pride and the War on Drugs.
UNIT 8: MASS INCARCERATION & SYSTEMATIC OPPRESSION
Stricter regulations and strategically passed bills greatly influenced America’s rising prison population, increasing it more than 500%) beginning in the 1970s. This unit describes how Mass Incarceration became America’s not-so-subtle way of continuing (systematic) economic and societal oppression.
UNIT 9: BLACK CULTURE, INFLUENCE & WEALTH
This unit provides a comprehensive examination of the overall contributions of Black culture with regard to American popular culture – the influence of Black and African peoples and customs in America – and the economic, political and societal effects of Black influence, consumerism, wealth and wealth disparity relating to art, entertainment, sports, and fashion, particularly in the age of Hip-Hop.
UNIT 10: SOCIAL ACTIVISM & MEDIA EXPOSURE
The ability to access and share information through various media have provided visuals showcasing continued inequities in America’s most trusted systems: law enforcement and education. This unit explores the rise of social and political pressure deriving from media saturation hyper-exposure through audio and video technology, provoking indiscriminate forms of advocacy, activism, and trauma.
ALL INCLUDED IN VOLUME ONE!
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