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ERIC Number: ED070720
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 168
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Black Studies. Courses of Study: Prejudices; Afro-American Studies.
Gill, Tom; And Others
The African-American curriculum guide for secondary students endeavors to bridge the gap of misunderstanding between blacks and whites and, further, to enhance the esteem of black people. The prefacing unit on prejudice provides a unique feature compared to most guides in that it encourages students toward self examination of their personalities in regard to racial biases and also helps them to understand ramifications of a nations' prejudice, giving relevance to the course and motivation to students. Ten units of study on Afro-Americans, given in the second part, are designed to be incorporated into existing United States history and curriculum, emphasizing the many contributions blacks have made to the civilization of America. Topics are included on America's African heritage, slavery, the paradox of the American Revolution, racial conflicts which lead to the Civil War, Reconstruction era, the birth of Jim Crow, the age of despair, and World War II and the establishment of new civil rights principles. The last major part, a bibliography of readings intended for teacher preparation and motivated advanced students, is arranged into four sections: broad phases of black history, works applicable to the ten units, a bibliography of bibliographies, and a bibliography of records. (SJM)
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Authoring Institution: Grossmont Union High School District, CA.