History- Recommended Sites
sites have been highlighted for the upcoming celebration of
Black History Month. The sites on Berit's Best have
had their content designated safe surfing for youngsters.
The following three descriptions are just a few of the cool
sites you'll find if you click on the above link.
Kids- Learn about Black Inventors, color online, unscramble
African American's names, learn Black History A-Z, go back
in time to great events in African American history or visit
the photo gallery.
The Story of the Negro Leagues- View bio's and
pictures of the players, learn about the teams, check the
timeline, books, links and take the quiz. Designed to
teach everybody about the Negro Leagues.
on Black History- Take a look at Booker T. Washington,
the first African-American to be honored on a U.S. postage
stamp issue. Since then many more have been honored
for sports, science, music and Civil Rights. See them
out important dates in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr., the writings of Dr. King by title, a complete biography,
summary and a list of books for further reading.
B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library C.W. Post Campus, Long
parts: African American History, African American Literature:
Voices of Slavery and Freedom, and Heart and Soul: A Celebration
of African American Music. Discover the roots of African-American
World Book, Inc.
Civil Rights, the 1st black astronaut to walk in
space, video clips of sights and sounds that have marked the
black experience in the U.S., 29 days of black history, a
virtual tour through the Civil Rights Movement and related
stories and sites.
Cable News Network, Inc.
site salutes the awesome black athletes who helped to change
the world of sports, from Jackie Robinson to Willie O'Ree.
Sports Illustrated for Kids
can learn about the Journey, Routes to Freedom, Timeline of
Events, Faces of Freedom, resources and links. There
is also a special section for kids with questions and answers
and classroom ideas.
National Geographic Society
about "Then and Now" through interactive milestones,
the "Fight for Rights" through the History Challenge,
"Oh, Grow Up!" where you guess who the kids are
and "Now Hear This", where you can hear for yourself
some famous black history moments.
Time For Kids.com
of suggested sites all coincide with the theme of Black History
Month. They have all been checked for age appropriate
content. Links include African games, Martin Luther
King, Jr. links, Academy of Achievement: Rosa Parks, Brown
vs. Board of Education: The Interactive Experience, activities,
quizzes, poems and a bunch of interactive adventures.
of African-American individuals, a timeline of events, activities,
quizzes and African-American Literature, Gale provides free
resources. Also included are the Poet's Corner, Hispanic
Heritage and Women's History Month.
The Gale Group
purpose of these online adventures is to teach students the
importance of historical issues through the use of electronic
resources. Meant to be used for group or classroom activities.
about nine African American students who, in 1957, chose to
attend an all-white high school in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Follow the introduction, questions, review, roles, and solutions.
For teacher's, there is a guide for classroom exercises.
articles about the Tuskegee Tragedy and a few other controversial
topics. Analyze the similarities and differences between
these other topics and the Tuskegee Study. Use the background
information and resources to draw your own educated conclusion
on historical events in Americas past.
Pacific Bell Knowledge Network Explorer
contains over 20 lesson plans for grades pre-K through 12.
Beginning with picture books and continuing with lesson plans
from writing your own "I Have a Dream" speech to
evaluating web sites for bias. The comprehensive list
at the bottom has various lesson plans gathered from the Net.