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.

Lessons Include:

  • 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.

Lessons Include:

  • 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

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Dr. Clayborne Carson, Director of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute

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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.

Timeline Activity

Bring Black History into modern day with this offline timeline project.

Lesson plan paired w/ student worksheet


Use this toolkit and watch this webinar to learn more about how to talk to your students about these topics.

Anti-racism extension guide paired w/ webinar recording

Video Highlights for Your Students

Keep the conversation going in your classes with this thought-provoking YouTube playlist.


Always Free.

EVERFI's K-12 Resources Are Available at No Cost to Teachers, Schools & Districts.

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.


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