Delaware HB 198 requires that each school district and charter school serving students in 1 or more of the grades K through 12 provide instruction on Black History.
The study of Black History serves to educate students about how Black persons were treated throughout history in this country. The study of Black History is intended to do all of the following:
1. Examine the ramifications of prejudice, racism, and intolerance.
2. Prepare students to be responsible citizens in a pluralistic democracy.
3. Reaffirm the commitment of free peoples to the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
This research guide has a large number of resources based on grade level; however, feel free to use resources from anywhere on the guide.
UDLib/SEARCH Coordinators have reviewed HB 198, and, through this guide, have identified a portion of the content in the program's databases and select external resources that can be used to fulfill the teaching requirements of HB 198. This guide contains a mixture of Black history content at various reading levels and for audiences at various levels of maturity for accessibility to all Delaware K-12 students. Information is provided via text, images, and videos to support multimodal learning. UDLib/SEARCH Coordinators are available to provide training sessions, at no cost, to DE educators and administrators concerning ways that UDLib/SEARCH content can be integrated with the curriculum in support of HB 198.