Curriculum resources for the American Black Journal archive have been developed around 10 themes from African-American history (See below.)
There are four types of educational resources.
- Brief show segments allow students to immediately engage the primary source video content in the ABJ archive.
Comprehension questions about the video segments “check” student understanding.
Critical thinking questions about a group of show segments challenge students to make connections across the featured content. These questions help students see the big picture and draw conclusions about topics in African-American history that are examined in ABJ programs.
Annotated web, film and book guides lead students and teachers to related content for further study.
Click on a theme to see related educational resources.
- Africa and African-Americans
- Education and Families: Building Opportunity and Community
- Leadership: Politics, Politicians, and Reform
- Literature and Language: The Richness and Diversity of Black Voices
- Motor City & Motown: Detroit in Regional and National Context
- Musical Roots and Branches: Jazz, Motown, Gospel, HipHop, & Techno
- Poverty, Progress, & the Rise of African-American Businesses & Professionals
- Religion and Spiritual Life
- Sports and Entertainment: Actors, Athletes and the Black Community
- Urban Challenges