ERIC Number: ED180866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Course of Study: Afro-American History. Grades 11 and 12. Revised.
Pittsburgh School District, PA.
Secondary level units, written in outline form, present the historical influence and significance of blacks in American history. Information is arranged into two major parts: Part one offers a chronological approach to black history; Part two presents a topical approach. Part one includes 14 units. Units I, II, and III discuss a rationale for a course in Afro-American history, African backgrounds, and the slave trade. Unit IV focuses on slavery in colonial America and black participation in the American Revolution. Units V through VIII trace the role of the black through Reconstruction. Topics include the slavery system, slave revolts and insurrections, the Abolition Movement, and the Civil War. Unit IX discusses the role of the Negro in western expansion and industrial growth. Unit X traces the rise of Jim Crowism, the Booker T. Washington philosophy, and opposition to that philosophy by W.E.B. DuBois. Units XI through XIV concern the black in the 20th century. Topics deal with the black renaissance of the twenties, the depression years, the New Deal, blacks in World War II, the contemporary black revolution, and the 1970s. Part two presents ten topical units which include Life Under Slavery, Negro Participation in American Wars, Reconstruction and Segregation, The Negro's Quest for Freedom, The Negro's Role in the Growth and Expansion of American Society, Development of Black Awareness, and the Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders. Student activities are included with each unit. Objectives and a list of relevant textbooks are provided. (KC)
Descriptors: African History, American History, Black Culture, Black History, Black Leadership, Black Power, Civil Rights, Civil War (United States), Colonial History (United States), Grade 11, Grade 12, History Instruction, Reconstruction Era, Revolutionary War (United States), Secondary Education, Slavery, Teaching Guides, United States History
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh School District, PA.