Teachers’ Guide to American Negro History - William Loren Katz - 1968 3rd Printing Paperback

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Blurb: A teacher’s tool to discuss America’s history.

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This basic handbook for teachers, schools, and libraries is the first to offer a complete plan for integrating American history curriculums. It provides up-to-date bibliographic and audio-visual information, a core reference library, and specific guidelines and objectives for classwork.

All the information is arranged in an easily adaptable framework for the teacher according to chronological units of study in American history.

The use of this Guide will help to offset the fact that Negroes are generally ignored in American history textbooks. By using supplementary books and materials within the standard curriculum, as the author suggests, the intelligent teacher can expand enormously the scope of his American history course and open new avenues of communication and interest with his students.

Mr. Katz explains why isolated single-lesson approaches to American Negro history are artificial and self-defeating, and instead shows teachers how to "integrate" the material into each unit of their regular courses.

There is a list of basic reference works. then a series of major periods, from exploration and colonization to the current civil rights movement. Each provides key dates, a short review of Negroes acting and acted upon at the time, and a bibliography covering a range of grade levels, with emphasis on paperbacks. Sources of cheap and free material, Negro history museums. and additional reading lists are appended.

This is an ideal tool for educational, civic, and church groups with applicable programs, and for the individual American.

Well organized, geared to encourage independent study, and very exciting, simply because the historical summaries are so unfamiliar and so important."


WILLIAM LOREN KATZ began to research the Negro contribution to America while a high school student during World War II. His Eyewitness: The Negro in American History is based upon a generation of original research at the various repositories of Negro history materials. Mr. Katz has been a teacher of secondary school American history since 1952, first in New York City and now in the well-known racially integrated school system of Greenburgh District No. 8 in Hartsdale, New York. His contributions to education have won him the praise of New York State Education Commissioner James E. Allen, Jr., Dr. Ralph Bunche, and Robert Weaver. He has also served as a consultant to the New York State Department of Education and to President Kennedy's Committee on Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Development. Mr. Katz has written for the Journal of Negro History and Saturday Review.