Education for Democracy Peggy JacksonWe must continue to ensure that our students understand their civic engagement is essential to safeguarding our freedoms.
The recent movie The Birth of a Nation, in conjunction with primary sources about Nat Turner's rebellion, can be an excellent jumping off point into a lesson on slavery, public law, and private power.Secondary/High School Law-Related, US History
The Status of Black History in U.S. Schools and Society LaGarrett J. King
This special issue offers approaches for improving the teaching of Black history.US History
Focusing on barrier-breaking individuals in teaching about history not only fosters hero-worshipping, but ignores the power of groups in initiating broad social change.US History
Critical Race Theory Meets Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Advancing a Critical Sociohistorical Consciousness for Teaching and Curriculum Anthony L. Brown, Keffrelyn D. Brown, Angela WardThe featured lesson examines the role that race played in the history of the United States and in the decision-making of President Lincoln during the Civil War. Secondary/High School US History
The Long Civil Rights Movement: Expanding Black History in the Social Studies Classroom Andrea M. Hawkman, Antonio J. CastroThe lesson presented in this article offers an expansive view of Black history, which moves beyond the limited focus on slavery, reconstruction, and the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Secondary/High School US History
Nannie Helen Burroughs and Institution Building: Reclaiming the History of Black Women in the Social Studies Curriculum Alana Murray Christine Woyshner
Studying the school for young Black women founded by Nannie Burroughs can launch an engaging discussion on institution building as a tool for social justice.Secondary/High School US History
Who is Afro-Latin@? Examining the Social Construction of Race and Négritude in Latin America and the Caribbean Christopher L. Busey, Bárbara C. CruzExamining an eighteenth-century casta painting offers a perfect entry point into a lesson on the social construction of race in Latin America. Secondary/High School World History
Black History Full Circle: Lessons from a Ghana Study Abroad in Education Program Cynthia Dillard, Kristen L. Duncan, LaToya JohnsonA study abroad program in Ghana helps preservice teachers gain new perspectives and develop culturally relevant educational practices. Higher Education
Helping Students Negotiate Prior and New Knowledge about Africa Ashley N. Woodson, Øscar MedinaAfrican American history museums are valuable resources for challenging, complementing, or extending the information about Africa that students see in school and society. US History, Geography
Let's Talk! Teaching Race in the Classroom Candra Flanagan, Anna Hindley
Teachers can use specific tools and strategies highlighted in this article to foster open, honest, and productive dialogues on race and identity in an educational setting.
What I Learned in Washington, D.C., at NCSS, 2016 C. Frederick RisingerThe author, who has attended the NCSS annual conference for more than four decades, highlights key websites with outstanding resources from the most recent conference.