Our printable “Explainers” introduce key terms and ideas that are essential to understanding today’s news.
Black history is central to all of American history, and should be part of a robust teaching curriculum year-round. Alongside the lessons of Black history, it’s also critical to honor the resilience, creativity, and vitality of Black people in the face of inequity and violence, past and present. That’s why, this year, we’re celebrating Black History Month by honoring the themes of Black Agency & Black Joy.
Use this rich archive of lessons, videos, and primary sources on the Reconstruction Era to teach about this tumultuous period in US history and its legacy today.