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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. EVERFI’s 306 – African American History curriculum informs and inspires today’s students through history’s most important stories of Black women and men who have overcome obstacles through grit, strength, creativity, and intellect. Using important primary texts and compelling vignettes, this digital course introduces students to African American history in science, academia, music, and the arts, and communicates this history in a way that builds shared values and inspires today’s youth to become tomorrow’s leaders. In 306, students have the unique opportunity to explore and reflect on key themes of African American history that showcase reliance on critical life skills like determination, resilience, intellect, creativity, and ambition.

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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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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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