Teaching GuideIntroductionSeason One

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Welcome to the Black History in Two Minutes (or so) Season One Teaching Guide. Here, you will find a variety of resources designed to help you use these short, engaging videos with your students at home, in your classroom, with a community group or in any other setting where young people learn. Narrated by renowned historian Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and executive produced by Robert F. Smith, these videos are powerful teaching tools that can help students connect with important but commonly overlooked events in American history. Too often, schools relegate Black history to the month of February, reinforcing the notion that it is “extra” material, separate from the history of the United States students learn throughout the year. This guide can help disrupt that narrative by supporting the use of these student-friendly cross-disciplinary videos throughout scopes, sequences and settings.