Black History Curriculum & School Supplies

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  1. African-American Century
    Henry Louis Gates Jr., Cornel West
    Simon & Schuster / 2001 / Trade Paperback
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One hundred original profiles of the most influential African Americans of the twentieth century.
Without Louis Armstrong or Miles Davis, we would not have jazz. Without Toni Morrison or Ralph Ellison, we would miss some of our greatest novels. Without Dr. King or Thurgood Marshall, we would be deprived of political breakthroughs that affirm and strengthen our democracy. Here, two of the leading African American scholars of our day, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Cornel West, show us why the twentieth century was the African American century, as they offer their personal picks of the African American figures who did the most to shape our world.
This colorful collection of personalities includes much-loved figures such as scientist George Washington Carver, contemporary favorites such as comedian Richard Pryor and novelist Alice Walker, and even less-well-known people such as aviator Bessie Coleman. Gates and West also recognize the achievements of controversial figures such as Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and rap artist Tupac Shakur. Lively, accessible, and illustrated throughout, The African American Century is a celebration of black achievement and a tribute to the black struggle for freedom in America that will inspire readers for years to come. 432 pages, softcover.

  1. Heroes in Black History: True Stories from the Lives of Christian Heroes
    David Jackson, Neta Jackson
    Bethany House / 2008 / Trade Paperback
    Our Price$13.49 Retail Price$14.99 Save 10% ($1.50)
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    Stock No: WW205569

Learn the powerful, true-life stories about African Americans who've made a difference from the early days of America to today. Black-and-white illustrated portraits accompany each riveting mini-biography. Stories from the lives of Harriet Tubman, Samuel Morris, Charles Albert Tindley, George Washington Carver, Eliza Davis George, John Perkins, Thomas Dorsey and others are all included. 192 pages, paperback.

  1. 1001 Things Everyone Should Know about African American History
    Jeffrey C. Stewart
    Random House / 1998 / Trade Paperback
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1001 Things Everyone Should Know About African American History presents the only comprehensive, authoritative, and engaging account of the most significant events, individuals, terms, ideas, and social movements that make up the dazzling canvas of African American history--all told in concise and easily read entries, accompanied by over 150 photographs.

  1. The Handy African American Answer Book
    Jessie Carney Smith Ph.D.
    Visible Ink Press / 2015 / Trade Paperback
    Our Price$35.96 Retail Price$39.95 Save 10% ($3.99)
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    Stock No: WW594528

The Handy African American History Answer Book is organized chronologically with chapters on biographical figures and history making events in the areas of Civil rights, entertainment, the arts, business, religion, science, sports, and more. The easy-to-browse Q-and-A format is highly readable, featuring header questions with bolded key words and short answers of one or more paragraphs that provide a basic answer. Hundreds of questions are included, and cover the ideas, people, and events that have influenced and changed African-American History. 432 pages, indexed, softcover.

  1. Black Heritage, The Best Book of Black Biographies
    Carole Marsh
    Gallopade International / 2015 / Trade Paperback
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    Stock No: WW351180

Perfect as a "jumping off" point to learn more about Black history and the people who've made an incredible difference in the struggle for Civil Rights, this book features short biographical sketches with a list of other Black men and women in the same field/area to research; some features include full sketches, while others include a sentence or two with a bullet-pointed list of facts. 36 pages, indexed, softcover.

  1. Out of the Mouths of Slaves: African-American Oral History
    Carole Marsh
    Gallopade International / Trade Paperback
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They had no pens and they had no paper, but it didn't matter. Slaves had plenty to say and share - their stories, their sufferings, their wisdom, their wit. Words spoken and tales told completely unfiltered by others can teach young people not only the facts, but the very soul of what happened in the past. Hear the people of the past in their own words through diaries, interviews, quotations, poetry, and songs. 36 pages, softcover. Ages 8-13.

  1. Black Roots: A Beginner's Guide to Tracing the  African American Family Tree
    Tony Burroughs
    Simon & Schuster / 2001 / Trade Paperback
    Our Price$25.59 Retail Price$27.99 Save 9% ($2.40)
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    Stock No: WW84704

Finally, here is the fun, easy-to-use guide that African Americans have been waiting for since Alex Haley published Roots more than twenty-five years ago. Written by the leading African American professional genealogist in the United States who teaches and lectures widely, this book highlights some of the special problems, solutions, and sources unique to African Americans. Based on solid genealogical principles and designed for those who have little or no experience researching their family's past, but valuable to any genealogist, this book explains everything you need to get started, including: where to search close to home, where to write for records, how to make the best use of libraries and the Internet, and how to organize research, analyze historical documents, and write the family history.

  1. History of the Civil Rights Movement Coloring Book
    Steven James Petruccio
    Dover Publications / 2010 / Trade Paperback
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    Stock No: WW478463
  1. Slavery, Civil War, and Reconstruction - grades 6-12
    Cindy Barden
    Carson-Dellosa Publishing LLC / 2011 / Trade Paperback
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    Stock No: WW375850

The Mark Twain American History workbook series provides students in grades 5-8 with opportunities to explore important events in our country's past and learn about the people who made American history. Perfect for supplementing a textbook-based course or as an accompaniment to a unit study, a variety of exercises fit with diverse learning styles.

Slavery, Civil War, and Reconstruction covers the events that led up to the Civil War, Lincoln's presidency, slavery, Reconstruction, and other concepts through critical thinking, writing, and historical-concept exercises. Bolded vocabulary, time lines, map activities, and suggested reading provide an integrated approach to workbook-learning. 122 reproducible pages, softcover. Answer key included. Grades 5-8.

  1. Underground Railroad: Path to Freedom
    Carole Marsh
    Gallopade International / 2002 / Trade Paperback
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Slavery in the South was a dark chapter in American history, yet in this desperate time, a shining light of hope emerged from the darkness in the Underground Railroad.

Powered by the hearts, minds, and hands of Americans, this network of courageous men and women, safe houses, and secret messages moved close to 100,000 slaves to freedom in the first art of the 19th century.

The stories of the Underground Railroad are full of suspense, compassion, and amazing determination. Meet Harriet Tubman, the "Moses" of her people; "Box" Brown, who shipped himself to freedom in a crate; and how slaves passed messages and used the stars to guide themselves to freedom. 28 pages, softcover. Ages 7-14.

  1. Black History: Pre-Civil War Chart
    Barcharts Inc / Other
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    Stock No: WW229341

Pull out this handy Barchart when you need a refresher on Black History: Pre-Civil War! Laminated and three-hole-punched, this chart includes information on the revolution, the road to civil war, and more. 6-pages (3 double-sided panels).

  1. Notable Black Women in American History Card Game
    U.s. Games Systems, Inc. / Other
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    Stock No: WW814551

These History Channel Cards feature 13 African-American women including Josephine Baker, Billie Holiday, Mabel Keaton Staupers, and Patricia Roberts Harris. Discover their significant historical and cultural contributions. Each deck includes 52 cards and instructions for a special card game.

  1. Black History Events Accents
    Edupress / Other
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  1. Black History Straight Border Trim
    Edupress / Other
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Decorate your classroom or hallway with Terrific Trimmers! This trimmer features images of Black History icons on a turquoise background." trimmer has straight edges. 3 inches wide, 39 feet long.

  1. Black American History For Dummies
    Ronda Racha Penrice
    For Dummies / 2021 / Trade Paperback
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    Stock No: WW780854
  1. Timelines from Black History
    DK Children / 2021 / Hardcover
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    Stock No: WW039093

Classroom Resources & Decor

  1. Brown v. Board of Education Repro  Activity Book
    Carole Marsh
    Gallopade International / 2002 / Trade Paperback
    Our Price$7.86
  2. Black History, Social Studies Cards,  Grades 3+
    Edupress / 2015 / Other
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  3. Notable Black Women in American  History Card Game
    U.s. Games Systems, Inc. / Other
    Our Price$6.30 Retail Price$7.00 Save 10% ($0.70)
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    Stock No: WW814551
  4. Black History Events Accents
    Edupress / Other
    Our Price$7.89 Retail Price$9.99 Save 21% ($2.10)
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    Stock No: WW863244