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306 - Black History Curriculum for High School

Engage and Inspire with History


  • Underground Railroad
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Madam CJ Walker
  • Hiram Revels
  • Phillis Wheatley
  • The Harlem Renaissance
  • Brown vs. Board of Education
  • The Freedom Rides


The Underground Railroad. Frederick Douglass. The Harlem Renaissance. Brown vs. Board of Education. African American influence can be found at the core of American life, from science and academia, to music, arts and social movements. When you explore the journey of African American history, you find stories of strength, resilience, and achievement. In every community, these stories are foundational to building shared values, which inspire today’s youth to become tomorrow’s leaders.

EVERFI offers two digital programs, 306: African American History and 306: Continuing the Story, that bring to life a number of the influential leaders and events whose impact changed the fabric of American life. These courses can be used alone or paired for a more comprehensive student experience.

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BEST FIT:Cultural Arts, Social Studies
TIME PER LESSON / TOTAL DURATION:5-10 Minutes / 1.5 Hours
STANDARDS:Common Core State Standards for Writing and Literacy in History/Social Studies

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Preview the Lessons in 306: African American History

Lesson 1

Slavery in the United States

In this lesson, students learn about the history of slavery, as well as the key figures and counterforces that were critical to the resistance movements throughout this era.

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