4 Teaching Tools to Honor Black History Month in the Classroom

| February 13, 2019

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As any social studies teacher will tell you, you can’t mark Black History Month without shining a spotlight on Dr. Carter G. Woodson. Dr. Woodson founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (now the Association for the Study of African American Life and History) and organized Negro History Week, which was first celebrated in February 1926. The week expanded to a month during our country’s bicentennial in 1976.

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Anderson University received the maximum 10-year re-accreditation from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, marking more than 40 years of NCACS accreditation. Anderson University is also accredited by the National League for Nursing, approved by the National Athletic Trainers Association, National Association of Schools of Music, and Council on Social Work Education, and has been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education for more than 25 years.

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Anderson University received the maximum 10-year re-accreditation from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, marking more than 40 years of NCACS accreditation. Anderson University is also accredited by the National League for Nursing, approved by the National Athletic Trainers Association, National Association of Schools of Music, and Council on Social Work Education, and has been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education for more than 25 years.

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