High School Social Studies Electives

African American History

African American History


Over the course of U.S. history, how have African Americans helped shaped American culture? This African American History course answers that question by tracing the accomplishments and obstacles of African Americans beginning with the slave trade on up to the modern Civil Rights movement. What was it like during slavery, or after emancipation, or during the years of discrimination under Jim Crow? Who were some of the main figures who have shaped African American history? In this course, you’ll learn about the political, economic, social, religious, and cultural factors that have influenced African American life, come face to face with individuals who changed the course of history and explore how the African American story still influences current events today.

Credits: 1.0
Estimated Completion Time:

Major Topics and Concepts

  • Unit 1: Africa
  • Unit 2: Slavery in America from Early Colonies to Independence
  • Unit 3: The Expansion of Slavery
  • Unit 4: African Americans and the Civil War
  • Unit 5: Freedom and Reconstruction
  • Unit 6: The Jim Crow Era
  • Unit 7: African Americans in the Early Twentieth Century
  • Unit 8: The Great Depression and World War II
  • Unit 9: Protest and Struggle in the Civil Rights Era
  • Unit 10: To the Present
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