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As homeschoolers who are homeschooling all the way through high school, we have a lot more flexibility for choosing subjects and resources for earning high school credit.  We called our class “US History: Slavery, Abolition, Civil War, & Civil Rights.”  We originally had a lot more historical sites to visit as part of our study but COVID resulted in all of our travel plans being canceled.  Thus, we had to hit the books and videos a lot heavier.  The following is the list of resources we used to cover US History for high school credit.

Online Programs:

Books:

  • John Lewis: Courage in Action by  Matt Doeden
  • John Lewis in the Lead: A Story of the Civil Rights Movement by Jim Haskins & Kathleen Benson
  • Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis by Jabari Asim
  • Heroes for Civil Rights by David A. Adler
  • Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement by Ann Bausum
  • Cornerstones of Freedom: Civil Rights Marches by Linda and Charles George
  • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi
  • We Are The Change: Words of Inspiration From Civil Rights Leaders by Chronicle Books & Harry Belafonte
  • The Reference Shelf: Racial Tension in a “Postracial” Age Volume 88, Number 1) by  H. W. Wilson & Grey House Publishing
  • Slavery: The Struggle for Freedom by James Meadows
  • Slavery: Real People and Their Stories of Enslavement by Reg Grant
  • Slavery: Bondage Throughout History by Richard Watkins
  • United States History (Texas Edition textbook) by Harcourt
  • Daring Women of the Civil War by Carin T. Ford
  • Escape from Slavery: The Boyhood of Frederick Douglass in His Own Words by Frederick Douglass, Michael McCurdy, & Coretta Scott King
  • The Victory is Won: Black Soldiers in the Civil War by Zak Mettger
  • The Library of Congress Illustrated Timeline of the Civil War by Margaret E. Wagner
  • Us and Them: A History of Intolerance in America by Jim Carnes
  • Free At Last: A History of the Civil Rights Movement & Those Who Died in the Struggle by Teaching Tolerance
  • A Place at The Table: Struggles for Equality in America by Teaching Tolerance

Videos:

  • Freedom Riders by American Experience & PBS
  • Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race, & America by First Run Features
  • 13th by Netflix Documentary
  • Selma by Harpo Productions
  • Freedom Song by Warner Brothers
  • Rosa Parks: First Lady of the Civil Rights by TMW Media Group
  • John Lewis: Get In The Way by PBS
  • Green Book by Participant Media
  • Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda & Disney
  • 12 Years A Slave by Steve McQueen & 20th Century Fox
  • The Hate U Give by 20th Century Fox
  • Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall & the NAACP by South Hill Films & PBS
  • Booker’s Place: A Mississippi Story by Raymon De Felitta & Tribeca Films
  • Freedom Summer Mississippi 1964 by PBS & American Experience
  • \Voices of Civil Rights by The History Channel
  • Mississippi State Secrets by The History Channel
  • Crossing the Bridge by The History Channel
  • Ruby Bridges by Disney
  • John Lewis: Good Trouble by  Magnolia Pictures
  • Heroes of Freedom: Harriet Tubman & Rosa Parks by Lesson Booster
  • Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives by HBO Documentary Film
  • Amistad by Steven Spielberg
  • Slavery And The Making of America by PBS
  • Underground Railroad by The History Channel
  • Ethnic Notions by Marion Riggs & California Newsreel
  • Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North by Katrina Browne & Ebb Pod Productions
  • The Abolitionists by PBS & American Experience
  • America: The Story of Us by the History Channel
  • Secrets of the Civil War: The Stories of the Lost Battles and Covert Missions Finally Revealed by the History Channel

Museums & Historical Sites Visited:

  • Samuel Walker Houston Memorial Museum & Cultural Center
  • Texas Prisons Museum
  • Brazos Valley African American Museum
  • Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site (completed Junior Ranger program)
  • Mosaic Templars Cultural Center 
  • Freedom Riders Trail
  • Historic Arkansas Museum
  • Fort Davis National Historic Site
  • Museum of the Big Bend
  • Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
  • Elijah Rising (Sex Trafficking Museum)
  • Liendo Plantation
  • George Ranch Historical Park
  • Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site
  • Levi Jordan Plantation
  • Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site
  • San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site
  • Moody Mansion
  • Bishop’s Palace
  • San Antonio Missions National Historical Park (completed junior ranger program)
  • The Alamo
  • Fort Pulaski National Monument
  • Telfair Museums (Jepson Center for the Arts, Telfair Academy, and the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters)