Center for Urban Education Resources
Challenges Across Centuries: Historical Frames
Concise Summaries: Major Challenges in African American History
Analyze African American History: Read Closely, then Analyze a Claim's Evidence
Develop Literacy and Expand Black History Knowledge comprehensive literacy guide
Biographies and Biography Analyzers
Reading level indicated is based on standard readability formulas; concept levels usually are higher in nonfiction than quantitative measures.
Spirituals and Civil Rights Anthems with Guided Interpretation
aligned with CCSSR5: Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Visual Art Connections
Internet Resource Links
For biographies and first-hand accounts by African Amerians who have shaped history, go to:
NEH has organized resources that connect humanities to the Common Core—
Resources from the Library of Congress
The African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship
American Memory: The Civil Rights Era
Association for the Study of African American Life and History
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at The New York Public Library
You can apply the Center's resources to expand learning about African American history
with any literature or nonfiction and visual materials:
use reading and writing guides to literature and nonfiction about African Americans;
guide students to interpret and create art that represents individuals, eras, and themes of
African American history.