Friday, March 5, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

The Amistad Digital Resource for Teaching African American History

For Teachers of American History, as well as those who are interested in African American History do not miss,
  The Amistad Digital Resource for Teaching African American History.

This excerpt from their About page is just a whiff of the stimulating well presented material that is available on this site. I can add that it's a well designed, easy to navigate place, with lots of information and the promise of more to come.

The Amistad Digital Resource provides a much-needed solution to help teachers fulfill this new curricular requirement. It is designed not as a classroom text, but as a unique multimedia resource for secondary school teachers to enhance their knowledge and ability in teaching African-American history. When completed, it will include hundreds of rare and iconic photographs, audio recordings, news clips, and excerpts of oral history interviews with a descriptive narrative text explaining significant themes and key events in African-American history, from slavery to the twenty-first century.
 Check it out at,

The photo of Capt . Charles young is a teaser, just to pique your curiosity. Look him up.