Teaching Black History in 2021
8 Free Digital Lessons for Black History Month and Beyond
Black History is American History
The Harlem Renaissance. Black business titans in Tulsa, OK. The Million Man March. Black history is American history, and today's students want to know more.
EVERFI offers two free digital courses for students, 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. Start with these online lessons and then explore the offline materials to build out your comprehensive antiracism instruction, in February and beyond.
306 African American History
Self-paced, digital lessons for students in grades 8-12 - at no cost. These interactive lessons can be used in a remote or in-person setting to set the foundation for your African American history curriculum.
- Slavery in the United States
- Emancipation & Reconstruction
- Jim Crow
- Civil Rights and Beyond
Continuing the Story
New Digital Lessons for 2021 - Free for Schools
EVERFI's 306: Continuing the Story is a digital course that uses counter storytelling to reveal Black experiences that are not often told, or in many cases have been purposefully silenced. These additional lessons offer a continuation of 306: African American History, drawing connections between shaping historical events from the civil rights era to modern day. Best fit is 8-12 grades.
- Black History’s Central Role in U.S. History
- Black Business Titans
- Black History Before U.S. Slavery and After the U.S. Civil Rights Movement
- Black Trailblazers in Medicine
Curriculum Developed with Subject Matter Experts
Dr. Clayborne Carson, Director of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute
Patrice McLaurin, author, image activist and advocate for Black youth.
Resources to Support 306 Implementation
Not sure where to start the conversation about race in your classroom? You can use these offline resources to supplement your Black History instruction alongside 306.
Bring Black History into modern day with this offline timeline project.
Use this toolkit and watch this webinar to learn more about how to talk to your students about these topics.
Video Highlights for Your Students
Keep the conversation going in your classes with this thought-provoking YouTube playlist.
Broaden Student Learning
Use these ready-made student worksheets to pair the lessons in 306 with another EVERFI course, creating a cross-curricular activity to extend student learning.
Pair Venture: Entrepreneurial Expedition lessons with “Black Business Titans” in 306: Continuing the Story to promote entrepreneurial thinking.
Pair “Stepping In” from Character Playbook with 306: Continuing the story to encourage allyship.
Pair “Black Contributions in Medicine” in 306: Continuing the Story with “Medical Machines” in Endeavor to encourage interest in healthcare careers.
Educator Webinars and Free Professional Development
Progress not perfection - we're all learning more around how to talk about race with students.
Join these upcoming webinars to strengthen your confidence in navigating these conversations.