Above: A screenshot from the opening of the Teaching Black History Conference Friday I had the privilege of presenting a session called “Tech Tools and Grassroots” at the Teaching Black History Conference, put on by the Carter Center for K-12 Black History Education at the Unive…
A couple of years back, before I had the spark of an idea to create The Black Experience In America: The Course, I spent a few months doing some obsess…
My oldest son turned 13 last week, and I was hunting for something to get him (besides the smartphone my wife and I will be bankrolling). And then, ear…
A longtime regional celebration in the Black community is suddenly a national holiday
Often, my first impulse when solving a problem — and this is not a good thing — is to invent a solution from scratch. So a year ago, when I told a grou…
I’m excited to unveil the latest interactive offering in The Black Experience in America: The Course. Lesson 2: Othello. Shakespeare is a pillar of Wes…
What’s the right way to teach American history, and the role of race in it? A bill in Texas, HB 3979, takes a stab at the question. It’s part of a push…
Now available: Teacher training materials for presenting The Course in middle school, as part of a licensing bundle. After I designed and taught The Bl…
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The Black Experience in America: The Course by Jon Fortt