The U.S. Constitution & Black History - Open Structure

The U.S. Constitution & Black History

This interactive course examines how the laws of the United States, starting with the Constitution itself, have impacted the history of black Americans. It covers important legal cases like Dred Scott, Plessy v. Ferguson, and Brown v. Board of Ed. How have we moved toward a more inclusive nation that strives to live up to the words Thomas Jefferson penned in the Declaration of Independence, "…all men (people!) are created equal" and accord all equal protection of the law?

This version of the course is an open structured course - a participant is not "funneled" through the course in the structured sequence, but rather is free to explore the segments of the course that most appeal to them.

Teachers - If you'd like to see the educational standards covered by this course, use the Standards Alignment tool on Each section is aligned separately in case you wish to use only particular sections.

Your Instructor has served educators since 2006, providing entertaining, video-centered educational units designed to promote critical thinking and respectful discussion and debate in classrooms. (And homeschooling rooms!)

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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