Black History

Black History

More Than Just A Month

Book - 2013
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Over the years, history has become the forgotten child of the academic household. Only recently has it been brought to our attention that our students don't know even basic American history. In June 2011, results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress showed that U.S. students were less proficient in American history than any other subject. Teachers need to make learning American history fun and stop teaching to the test. Some of the most interesting people and events of the past are often bypassed in the classroom. This includes a large number of African-Americans who helped build this country. Black History: More than Just a Month pays tribute to these forgotten individuals and their accomplishments. There are many individuals who have changed our history and, even if they don't make it onto the state test, their accomplishments deserve attention. Some of the people included are war heroes, inventors, celebrities, and athletes. This book is great for history buffs and will be a good supplement to any history class. Book jacket.
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield Education, A division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., [2013]
ISBN: 9781475802610
9781475802603
9781475802627
Characteristics: vi, 184 pages ; 24 cm

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BCD2013 May 12, 2014

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A veteran educator pays tribute to the lesser known African-Americans who helped build this country.
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