African and African American Studies
Mission: To develop and infuse an African and African American studies into the Alachua County Public Schools curriculum to foster discovery and empowerment of all students.
Vision: To reate a culture of inclusiveness and respect for all cultures through the infusion of afrocentric content throughout the district curriculum.
Short Term Goals:
- Achieve exemplary status from the Florida Commissioner of Education's African American History Task Force.
- Develop and teach rigorous elective courses in African and African American studies.
Long Term Goals:
- Achieve national exemplary status.
- Infusion of African and African American Experience into the Social Studies, Humanities, and STEAM.
Black History Month Presentations at Gainesville High and Eastside High (2019)
African American Studies Curriculum
African and African American Studies explore the contributions of individuals of African descent exploring literature, art, music, innovations and customs. African and African American Studies an be found across all areas of curricula including Eglish/Langauge Arts, Fine Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. As such, the African American Studies Curriculum has been developed to ensure that Africam American Studies are infused K-12 in all subject areas.
Sample Lesson Plans