CaliforniaAfricanAmericanFreedomTrail

  • Author: John William Templeton
  • Level: Advanced
  • Study time: 10 hours
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Course overview
Follow our 7-day statewide mapping expedition w/ 4 volume book
  • Video time: 10 hours

What's included?

  • 4 books
  • CAAFT certificate

Black Heritage as Gap Closer

In commissioned research by the California Council for the Social Studies, historian John William Templeton showed how knowledge of African-American history in the Golden State improved student outcomes and teacher success

6,000 sites in 58 counties

 You will see how to meet the mandate of the California History/Social Science Framework so that each student can distinguish their place in space and time by understanding how their ancestors helped the Golden State grow.

John William Templeton

Creator, California African-American Freedom Trail
ABOUT john
John William Templeton just celebrated the 30th anniversary of Our Roots Run Deep: the Black Experience in California, Vols. 1-4, which has been in California schools since 1992.  The books won the California Sesquicentennial Commendation and Library Laureate of the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.  His exhibit California: A State of Natural Diversity was commissioned by the California Academy of Science.
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