Full course description
THIS IS SEGMENT 1This course will navigate students over the course of U.S. history to learn how African-Americans helped shaped American culture. This history course answers questions by tracing the accomplishments and obstacles of African-Americans beginning with the slave trade on up to the modern Civil Rights movement. Questions such as: What was it like during slavery, or after emancipation, or during the years of discrimination under Jim Crow? Who were some of the main figures who have shaped African American history?
Students learn and explore topics centered around the political, economic, social, religious, and cultural factors that have influenced African American life, come face to face with individuals who changed the course of history, and explore how the African American story still influences current events today.
PLEASE NOTE: This course is segment one of a two segment course. If you are taking this for your online course requirement, you must complete BOTH segments to meet the requirement. Please sign up for segment two AFTER you complete segment one.
Segment 1 Units (This Course)
- Unit 1: Africa
- Unit 2: Slavery from Arrival Through Independence
- Unit 3: The Explosion of Slavery
- Unit 4: African Americans and the Civil War
- Unit 5: Freedom: Reconstruction (1865-1868)
Segment 2 Units (Sign Up for This Segment After Completing Segment 1)
- Unit 6: The Jim Crow Era
- Unit 7: African Americans in the Early Twentieth Century
- Unit 8: The Great Depression and World War II
- Unit 9: Protest and Struggle: The Civil Rights Era
- Unit 10: African Americans: To the Present