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Teaching Black History Across the African Diaspora (Webinar Series)

March 28, 2017 - 7:00pm EDT to March 30, 2017 - 8:00pm EDT

Tuesday, March 28 and Thursday, March 30 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT.

Research shows that Black history in social studies curriculum is often relegated to distinct time periods and very few historical figures. Moreover, research also demonstrates a lack of Black presence in global history curricula resulting in incomplete representations of nation-states as ethnoracially homogenous. Building upon theory and research from multiple fields including social studies, African American studies, and African Diaspora studies, this two-part webinar series outlines pedagogical and curricular considerations for teaching Black history across the Diaspora. More specifically, presenters will focus individual webinars on Afro-Latin and African American history. Ultimately, teachers—both practicing and preservice—will be introduced to the idea of Black history education as a heuristic for anti-racism and racial literacy approaches in the social studies curriculum.


  • Outline curricular and pedagogical considerations for teaching Black history.
  • Explain key concepts and terms necessary for appropriately conceptualizing Black history in social studies classrooms.
  • Present research and theory relevant to Black history praxis.
  • Introduce in-service and preservice social studies teachers to digital resources available for teaching Black history.
  • Demonstrate how Black history education can be used to effectively engage in anti-racism and racial literacy in the social studies classroom.

Presenters: Christopher Busey, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX; LaGarrett King, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO; Ashley Woodson, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; and Nafees Khan, Clemson University, Clemson, SC.

Registration Fee: $30 members / $75 nonmembers

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