ERIC Number: ED245946
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Black Americans and the Struggle for Excellence in Education. Annual Observance, Black History Month, February, 1984.
Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Curriculum Development Services.
Activities and resources used in observance of Black History Month (February, 1984) are presented. Although much of the document focuses on Detroit, Michigan, the guide can be used as a model for black history observance in other states. Following specific suggestions for school and individual observance of Black History Month, the guide presents an annotated chronology of the black experience in Detroit, 1736-1870. Programs and fliers announcing scheduled activities include announcements of museum exhibits, specially broadcast television and radio programs, Afro-American museum exhibits, an organization for research and preservation of Afro-American family history, a month-long series in the "Detroit Free Press," a school district theatrical performance, a Detroit Symphony Orchestra production entitled "Classical Roots," a high school music production, and a Detroit Historical Department exhibit. Illustrated Afro-Amerian biographical materials are followed by a section on student information resources which lists black historical sites in Detroit, black inventors/inventions, sample lesson plans/activities, African recipes, and information about a cultural research and development center and a Black McDonald's Owner's Association. The document concludes with a list of film and filmstrip titles related to black history. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Detroit Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Curriculum Development Services.
Identifiers: Michigan (Detroit); Sample Materials
Note: Photographs and drawings may not reproduce clearly.