Black Star Rising

History as a Weapon Bundle (Units 1 & 2)

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UNIT 1: The Politics of Miseducation

Why study Black history? To answer this basic question, this unit explores the work and legacy of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, also known as "The Father of Black History." In the 1930s, he insisted that the American education system - a system of miseducation as he would say - played a critical role in the perpetuation of racial oppression and mental brainwashing. How relevant are his ideas today? This unit is a provocative exploration of the politics of miseducation.

What you'll love about this unit:
  • Study questions & activities that guide critical thinking and deep discussions
  • Lessons that challenge you to formulate your own interpretations of primary sources
  • A mix of images, music, news, poetry, and prose
  • More than 30 beautiful pages of engaging content

UNIT 2: Education = Liberation: Foundations of Black Studies


This unit is designed to give you a robust introduction to Black Studies. It highlights the fight for Black history education in the 1960s as one of the forgotten victories of the Civil Rights Movement. Enjoy material that fuses poetry and primary sources to explore education as liberation. From the Mississippi Freedom Schools to the Liberation Schools of the Black Panther Party, this unit provides a great way to remix your studies of the Civil Rights and Black Power era.

What you'll love about this unit:
  • Examine excerpts from primary sources that trace the origins of Black Studies
  • Engage the demands of the Black Student Movement from stellar online resources
  • Interpret powerful, yet little known, Black Power poetry
  • Hyperlinks to online resources that save you time and allow for a deeper dive!