ERIC Number: ED076734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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The History of Black Americans: A Study Guide and Curriculum Outline.
Aran, Kenneth; And Others
Where scholars differ on a particular subject--such as the historiography of slavery or the nature of the black family--a number of points of view are explored and references for further research suggested. The resource units for secondary schools make use of the latest research, in an attempt to provide both teachers and students with the materials and tools necessary to an understanding of the black American past and present. These units were suggested by students in Afro-American history classes as the area of their major interest. They were presented in elective courses in some New York City high schools, and have been revised in light of classroom experience. Although all the units are interrelated, each can also be taught independently. Any number of them may be combined to form mini-courses for as many weeks as desired. Any one unit, or several units, can be integrated into a conventional American history of American studies course. In order to attract the widest possible student interest, the material has been expanded beyond a purely historical approach to include the various disciplines of anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Thus, the teacher can adapt the content to either a topical or chronological approach, and can emphasize those aspects which most attract the attention of his students. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Black Community, Black Culture, Black History, Black Institutions, Black Studies, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Economic Factors, Family Characteristics, Religious Factors, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Slavery, Social Sciences, Study Guides
United Federation of Teachers, Box HBA, 260 Park Ave. S., New York, N. Y. 10010 ($5.00)
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Authoring Institution: United Federation of Teachers, New York, NY.