En la Clase: Black Indians, Sugar and Slavery

As Ailesha wrote in her last World Wide Web post, over the next few weeks we’ll be writing on different ways to teach about Black History Month through a Latino lens.  Often times classroom lessons in January and February focus on U.S. history topics like slavery, the Civil War, and the Civil Rights Movement.  Yet, there’s actually an incredibly rich history of African resistance in Latin America, which is typically overlooked in our standard curriculum.  The following highlights some great resources to use to teach about this topic.  Many of these resources come from the teacher resource book Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years.  I know I’ve mentioned this book in a number of previous posts.   Continue reading