Saturday, February 8, 2014

Black History Month: Children's Books and Unit Studies on Slavery

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February is Black History Month in the United States and Canada—and it’s a great time to educate your kids about the history of African Americans in the U.S. Sometimes we have a tendency to skip over or minimize the painful parts of U.S. history, especially the treatment of non-whites, including Native Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans. As author and historian David McCullough says, “A nation that forgets its past can function no better than an individual with amnesia.”

I urge you to take some time this month to explore the history of blacks in America. I have a huge list of resources, including unit studies, lapbooks, and books, over at The Homeschool Classroom.

Take a look and spend a few days or more immersed in this history!

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