ERIC Number: ED428024
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Africans in America: America's Journey through Slavery. Teacher's Guide.
WGBH-TV, Boston, MA.
This printed guide for viewing the Public Television series, "Africans in America," first points out that the series, told from multiple perspectives and informed by "leading-edge" scholars, illuminates U.S. history from 1607 to 1861: how Africans and Europeans together built a new nation even as they struggled over the meaning of freedom. Following a section on "using the guide," the guide is divided into separate units that correspond to the video series programs: (1) "The Terrible Transformation, 1607-1750"; (2) "Revolution, 1750-1805"; (3) "Brotherly Love, 1781-1834"; and (4) "Judgment Day, 1831-1861." Each unit consists of two lessons: a general lesson that explores each 90-minute program and a focused lesson that highlights a short program segment and related primary sources. In addition, the guide's "Curriculum Links" identifies topics that will help teachers coordinate the series with standard lesson plans, while the "Notable People" section lists people to watch for in the program. The guide suggests that students can research these historical figures by reading letters and narratives, and pursuing public records. The guide includes information about using primary source documents and the World Wide Web. It also includes a section on general resources (for teachers and students), listing books, Web sites, films, and organizations. An essay by Eric Foner, "Slavery and the Origins of the Civil War," concludes the guide. (BT)
Descriptors: Black History, Blacks, Class Activities, Educational Television, History Instruction, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Participation, Teaching Guides, Television Viewing, United States History, Units of Study
WGBH, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA 02134; Tel: 800-255-9424 (Toll Free); Web site: www.wgbh.org. Videotapes of series and this printed teacher's guide $59.95.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: WGBH-TV, Boston, MA.