Framework for Teaching the Historical Significance of Slavery in America
Teaching Tolerance has developed Teaching Hard History, a comprehensive guide for teaching and learning at all grade levels about the role slavery played in the development of the United States and how its legacies still influence us today. To provide students with a truthful, age-appropriate account of America’s past, Teaching Tolerance’s resources for elementary educators include a first-of-its-kind framework for K–5, along with student texts and teaching tools, and professional development for anyone committed to teaching this hard history with young students. Resources for middle school and high school educators include a 6–12framework, as well as student-facing videos and primary source texts. High school educators will also find teaching tools and professional development resources.
The We Are America Project has engendered powerful, honest stories by high school students about their lives in America. The project was started by 18 students from Lowell High School (in Lowell, Massachusetts), who are working with teachers and young people across the country to define what it means to be American.
The BlackPast provides a global audience with reliable and accurate information on the history of African Americans and of people of African ancestry around the world. The compilation and concentration of these diverse resources allow BlackPast to serve as the “Google” of African American history.
Read in Color is bringing diverse books to Little Free Library book-sharing boxes around the world. The program has four key components: Read in Color pledge; Little Free Library installations; Free diverse books; and Recommended reading lists.