Why All Students Need BH365®
All students benefit from learning about other cultures. It is important for all learners to understand and acknowledge the contributions of people from varied cultures, ethnicities, and backgrounds in order to fully appreciate all of humanity. There is no dominant race, but individuals of shared ethnicities offer traits and talents that benefit society-at-large. History is a rich, engaging subject that should be inclusive of all. In addition, Black American history includes Native American and European history. When all students learn to grapple with their varied pasts, they are more prepared to create the future they deserve.
Why Educators Need BH365®
For decades and even centuries, teachers have been encouraged to tell a pretty lop-sided story. Although many educators have taken the initiative to be more inclusive in their delivery of history and social science instruction, there have been few mandates to do so. Educators and decision-makers within our system are also influenced by the lack of black history curriculum and participate in the demise of historically forgotten communities by:
- Accepting negative stereotypes
- Displaying biases
- Acting on fear of the unknown
- Refusing to acknowledge the contributions and challenges of Black Americans
- Not challenging discriminatory behavior
- Challenging progressive movements that would bring more inclusive history and social studies curriculum, BH365® offers resources and support to begin to unlearn historical biases and teach well-rounded lessons that include and engage all students.