Frisco ISD is set to offer an African American Studies course for high school students beginning in fall 2021. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)
At a Dec. 14 school board meeting, trustees gave the green light to offer an African American studies elective for high school students.
The course, worth one credit, will have no prerequisites and is planned to be open to all sophomores, juniors and seniors in Frisco ISD high schools.
Although the state board of education has already approved it as a TEKS based course, some of the details of the class—including curriculum and instruction—are still in flux.
District documents state that students will learn about the history and cultural contributions of African Americans and the historical roots of African American culture with close analysis of social, economic, and political interactions within the greater context of U.S. history.
Staff presenting to the board of trustees said they hope to offer other ethnic studies courses in the future, including Mexican American studies.
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