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National Geographic Online: Introduction to the Underground Railroad

Just in time to celebrate Black History Month, this multimedia educational Web site from National Geographic offers a diverse set of materials that describe the Underground Railroad, the famed network of individuals who helped transport African-Americans to freedom before the abolition of slavery. Students will want to start by taking The Journey, which, with the aid of visual materials (such as...
The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House: African American Women Unite For Change

During her long life, Mary McLeod Bethune was an educator, social activist, and prominent leader in the women's rights movement. This latest installment in the National Park Service's "Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans" centers on her council House in Washington, D.C., and is a fine resource for history teachers and those with a general interest in American history. The Council House...
Celebrate Diversity with Dream in Color

Working together with a host of non-profit organizations (including the National Museum of Mexican Art), the Target Corporation and Scholastic Books have created this set of educational materials that help young people learn to "embrace and celebrate diversity." On this site, visitors can click around sections that include "Digital Storytelling", "Latino Heritage", and "Asian Pacific Heritage". In...
Mapping the African American Past

The Mapping the African American Past (MAAP) project, produced by a team of researchers and specialists at Columbia University, offers a marriage of African American history and geography in New York City. The project was funded by JPMorganChase, and it allows users to navigate through sites of importance to the African American community throughout the city's past. New visitors may wish to start...
Amistad Digital Resource for Teaching African American History

Based out of Columbia University, the Amistad Digital Resource for Teaching African American History was created with a goal of helping teachers present a more inclusive representation of American history within K-12 social studies curriculum. Housing rare and iconic photographs, audio recordings, news clips, and excerpts of oral history interviews, the site consists of three Modules: Plantation...