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Best African-American History Apps and Websites

African-Americans are central to U.S. history. The apps, games, and websites collected here tell that story, balancing the triumphs of African-Americans in politics, literature, music, science, and beyond with the continued struggle for social justice. Use them to boost Black History Month and break free of it, integrating African-American history all year long.

PBS LearningMedia Visit Website: http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/
Impressive collection of classroom-ready, free digital resources
Grades Pre-K-12
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Price Free, Paid
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Teaching Tolerance Visit Website: http://www.tolerance.org/
Thought-provoking classroom resources support diversity education
Grades K-12
Type Website
Price Free
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Library of Congress Visit Website: http://www.loc.gov
Visit our largest library's online collection of multimedia goodies
Grades 1-12
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Price Free
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EDSITEment Visit Website: http://edsitement.neh.gov/
Extensive humanities resource offers deep well of great content
Grades 3-12
Type Website
Price Free
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Alabama Civil Rights Trail Publisher: Alabama Tourism Department
Thorough but dry resource helps put historic events in context
Grades 4-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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National Archives Visit Website: http://www.archives.gov/
Access U.S. history with treasure trove of docs, genealogy, and other resources
Grades 4-12
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Price Free
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Slavery at Monticello: Life and Work at Mulberry Row Publisher: Thomas Jefferson Foundation Inc.
Engrossing images, audio reveal the untold stories of Jefferson's estate
Grades 4-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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Digital Public Library of America Visit Website: http://dp.la/
Impressive online collection of historic and cultural artifacts
Grades 5-12
Type Website
Price Free
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Facing History and Ourselves Visit Website: https://www.facinghistory.org/
A wealth of resources explore racism, prejudice, and anti-Semitism
Grades 6-12
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Price Free
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The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Visit Website: https://www.gilderlehrman.org/
Stellar history website, gateway to cool PD and scholarship
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free
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The Knotted Line Visit Website: http://knottedline.com/
Unique, artistic timeline lets kids explore freedom in U.S. history
Grades 6-12
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Price Free
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Zinn Education Project Visit Website: https://zinnedproject.org/
Resources, lessons help teach a more inclusive version of U.S. history
Grades 6-12
Type Website
Price Free
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American Social History Project Visit Website: http://ashp.cuny.edu/
Deep, research-backed resources highlight America's rich diversity
Grades 7-12
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Price Free, Paid
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Voices of Democracy Visit Website: http://voicesofdemocracy.umd.edu/
Vast collection of primary source documents a solid starting point
Grades 8-12
Type Website
Price Free
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Stanford History Education Group Visit Website: http://sheg.stanford.edu/home_page
High-quality, document-based lessons spark stellar historical inquiry
Grades 9-12
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Price Free
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