306 – African-American History is a digital learning experience from EverFi that informs and inspires today’s high school students through the stories and themes ofAfrican American women and men who have overcome obstacles through grit, strength, creativity, and intellect. The course includes 15 modules of five to ten minutes each, which address Common Core State Standards for Writing and Literacy in History/Social Studies. The module topic areas include the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, Underground Railroad, Frederick Douglass, Madam CJ Walker, Hiram Revels, Phillis Wheatley, Harlem Renaissance, Althea Gibson, Brown v. Board of Education, Tuskegee Institute, W.E.B. Du Bois, and The Freedom Rides.
A generation of children grew up playing settlers heading west on the Oregon Trail. They remember it mostly for the moment their party died of dysentery. Now, a new spin on the wagon train game focuses on more accurately representing Native Americans and includes new storylines and playable Native American characters.
The Carter Center for K–12 Black History Education at the University of Missouri focuses on research projects and teacher professional development activities that seek to improve K–12 Black history education. The Carter Center’s Annual Teaching Black History Conference brings together educators who seek transformative and engaging ways to teach Black history in both history and humanities courses, preK–grade 12.
In 2013 the Tunnel to Towers Foundation launched its 9/11 NEVER FORGET Mobile Exhibit, a tribute to all those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, including the 343 members of the Fire Department of New York City (FDNY) who made the ultimate sacrifice.