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Designed for immediate use in junior and high school classrooms, these lesson plans and curricular materials -- which adhere to national learning standards -- contain video segments from The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., comprehensive instructions for classroom implementation, printable student handouts, links to online resources, and suggestions for extension activities to enhance your students' reading, viewing, and appreciation of African-American history.

Additional lesson plans will be posted following the national broadcast of each episode of The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross.

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