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Henry's Freedom Box

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A stirring, dramatic story of a slave who mails himself to freedom by a Jane Addams Peace Award-winning author and a Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist.Henry Brown doesn't know how old he is. Nobody keeps records of slaves' birthdays. All the time he dreams about freedom, but that dream seems farther away than ever when he is torn from his family and put to work in a warehouse. Henry grows up and marries, but he is again devastated when his family is sold at the slave market. Then one day, as he lifts a crate at the warehouse, he knows exactly what he must do: He will mail himself to the North. After an arduous journey in the crate, Henry finally has a birthday -- his first day of freedom.

Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown

Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Henry Box Brown
Editor: Courier Dover Publications
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Memoir of escape from slavery by a man who hid inside a crate shipped from Richmond to Philadelphia. "Just as relevant now as it was 150 years ago." — Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Still
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While working for the Underground Railroad and helped escaped slaves to safety, William Still kept meticulous records. These notes originally were used to help reconnect families and document history, but Still later used these records to create The Underground Railroad, telling the stories of the disenfranchised. Said to have helped nearly eight-hundred slaves, Still depicts their stories of heartbreak, narrow escapes, and oppression. Not only was Still a conductor of the Underground Railroad, but also was the child of a woman who braved the unknown, fought for her own freedom, and escaped life as a slave. The Underground Railroad uses first-hand accounts of the harsh conditions of slavery, and the lengths slaves had to go to for freedom. The Underground Railroad by William Still is a work of historical nonfiction meant for all. The collection of vivid, personal stories serves as an excellent education of antebellum America directly from one of its witnesses. The underground railroad was among the most selfless acts of activism, fueled by the kindness and compassion by Americans who wanted the best for their peers. Still’s honest and raw gives readers direct access to the experiences of those who used the system and reclaimed their freedom. Witness the close encounters, joyful reunions, and incredible bravery of the slaves and activists that defended the American right of freedom for all. Brought back into the light and revived with easy-to-read print, and an eye-catching design, William Still’sThe Underground Railroad is a reminder of both a heinous injustice of America’s past and the triumph of the activism and bravery that overcame it.

BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom

BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carole Boston Weatherford
Editor: Candlewick Press
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BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford Summary

In a moving, lyrical tale about the cost and fragility of freedom, a New York Times best-selling author and an acclaimed artist follow the life of a man who courageously shipped himself out of slavery. What have I to fear? My master broke every promise to me. I lost my beloved wife and our dear children. All, sold South. Neither my time nor my body is mine. The breath of life is all I have to lose. And bondage is suffocating me. Henry Brown wrote that, long before he came to be known as Box, he “entered the world a slave.” He was put to work as a child and passed down from one generation to the next — as property. When he was an adult, his wife and children were sold away from him out of spite. Henry Brown watched as his family left bound in chains, headed to the deeper South. What more could be taken from him? But then hope — and help — came in the form of the Underground Railroad. Escape! In stanzas of six lines each, each line representing one side of a box, celebrated poet Carole Boston Weatherford powerfully narrates Henry Brown’s story of how he came to send himself in a box from slavery to freedom. Strikingly illustrated in rich hues and patterns by artist Michele Wood, Box is augmented with historical records and an introductory excerpt from Henry’s own writing as well as a time line, notes from the author, and a bibliography.

Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad

Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Henry Cole
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
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Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad by Henry Cole Summary

A young girl's courage is tested in this haunting, wordless story.When a farm girl discovers a runaway slave hiding in the barn, she is at once startled and frightened. But the stranger's fearful eyes weigh upon her conscience, and she must make a difficult choice.Will she have the courage to help him?Unspoken gifts of humanity unite the girl and the runaway as they each face a journey: one following the North Star, the other following her heart.Henry Cole's unusual and original rendering of the Underground Railroad speaks directly to our deepest sense of compassion.

Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt

Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Deborah Hopkinson
Editor: Dragonfly Books
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An inspiring tale of creativity and determination on the Underground Railroad from Coretta Scott King Award winner James Ransome and acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson. Clara, a slave and seamstress on Home Plantation, dreams of freedom—not just for herself, but for her family and friends. When she overhears a conversation about the Underground Railroad, she has a flash of inspiration. Using scraps of cloth from her work in the Big House and scraps of information gathered from other slaves, she fashions a map that the master would never even recognize. . . . From the award-winning author-illustrator team of Deborah Hopkinson and James Ransome, this fictional tale of the Underground Railroad continues to inspire young readers 25 years after its original publication. "Inspiring." —The New York Times "A triumph of the human spirit." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

North by Night

North by Night Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Katherine Ayres
Editor: Yearling
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It's 1851 and Lucy Spencer's family is keeping a secret. Their Ohio home is a station on the Underground Railroad, the network of people and places that helps fugitive slaves escape to freedom in Canada. Lucy believes in what she and her family do to help the fugitives, even if it means putting herself in danger. So Lucy doesn't hesitate when she is asked to stay with the Widow Aurelia Mercer and help her with a family of runaway slaves hiding in her attic. And she learns so much from her experience--about growing up, love, and standing on her own. But what will Lucy do when she is asked to make the ultimate sacrifice and leave all she loves behind?

Underground To Canada

Underground To Canada Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Barbara Smucker
Editor: Penguin Canada
ISBN: 0143178024
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Taken away from her mother by a ruthless slave trader, all Julilly has left is the dream of freedom. Every day that she spends huddled in the slave trader’s wagon travelling south or working on the brutal new plantation, she thinks about the land where it is possible to be free, a land she and her friend Liza may reach someday. So when workers from the Underground Railroad offer to help the two girls escape, they are ready. But the slave catchers and their dogs will soon be after them…

Almost to Freedom

Almost to Freedom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Editor: Carolrhoda Books ®
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Almost to Freedom by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson Summary

Lindy and her doll Sally are best friends - wherever Lindy goes, Sally stays right by her side. They eat together, sleep together, and even pick cotton together. So, on the night Lindy and her mama run away in search of freedom, Sally goes too. This young girl's rag doll vividly narrates her enslaved family's courageous escape through the Underground Railroad. At once heart-wrenching and uplifting, this story about friendship and the strength of the human spirit will touch the lives of all readers long after the journey has ended.

Freedom's Children

Freedom's Children Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ellen S. Levine
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101076178
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Freedom's Children by Ellen S. Levine Summary

In this inspiring collection of true stories, thirty African-Americans who were children or teenagers in the 1950s and 1960s talk about what it was like for them to fight segregation in the South-to sit in an all-white restaurant and demand to be served, to refuse to give up a seat at the front of the bus, to be among the first to integrate the public schools, and to face violence, arrest, and even death for the cause of freedom. "Thrilling...Nothing short of wonderful."-The New York Times Awards: ( A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year ( A Booklist Editors' Choice

Underground

Underground Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shane W. Evans
Editor: Roaring Brook Press
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Underground by Shane W. Evans Summary

One of School Library Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of 2011 A family silently crawls along the ground. They run barefoot through unlit woods, sleep beneath bushes, take shelter in a kind stranger's home. Where are they heading? They are heading for Freedom by way of the Underground Railroad.

Words Set Me Free

Words Set Me Free Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lesa Cline-Ransome
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442449713
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Words Set Me Free by Lesa Cline-Ransome Summary

The inspirational, true story of how Frederick Douglass found his way to freedom one word at a time. This picture book biography chronicles the youth of Frederick Douglass, one of the most prominent African American figures in American history. Douglass spent his life advocating for the equality of all, and it was through reading that he was able to stand up for himself and others. Award-winning husband-wife team Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome present a moving and captivating look at the young life of the inspirational man who said, “I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.”

William Still and His Freedom Stories

William Still and His Freedom Stories Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Don Tate
Editor: Peachtree Publishers
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William Still and His Freedom Stories by Don Tate Summary

The remarkable, little-known story of William Still, known as the Father of the Underground Railroad from award-winning author-illustrator Don Tate William Still's parents escaped slavery but had to leave two of their children behind, a tragedy that haunted the family. As a young man, William went to work for the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, where he raised money, planned rescues, and helped freedom seekers who had traveled north. And then one day, a strangely familiar man came into William's office, searching for information about his long-lost family. Could it be? Motivated by his own family’s experience, William began collecting the stories of thousands of other freedom seekers. As a result, he was able to reunite other families and build a remarkable source of information, including encounters with Harriet Tubman, Henry "Box" Brown, and William and Ellen Craft. Don Tate brings to life the incredible true story of William Still’s life and work as a record keeper of enslaved people who had fled to freedom. Tate’s powerful words and artwork are sure to inspire readers in this first-ever picture book biography of the Father of the Underground Railroad.

Ann Fights for Freedom

Ann Fights for Freedom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nikki Shannon Smith
Editor: Capstone
ISBN: 1496581962
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Ann Fights for Freedom by Nikki Shannon Smith Summary

Twelve-year-old Ann understands there is only one thing to be grateful for as a slave: having her family together. But when the master falls into debt, he plans to sell both Ann and her younger brother to two different owners. Ann is convinced her family must run away on the Underground Railroad. Will Ann's family survive the dangerous trip to their freedom in the North ? This Girls Survive story is supported by a glossary, discussion questions, and nonfiction material on the Underground Railroad, making it a valuable resource for young readers.

The Silent Witness

The Silent Witness Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robin Friedman
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 054752983X
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At the beginning of the Civil War, Lula McLean’s family home in Manassas, Virginia, is taken over by the Confederate army and used as its headquarters. Forced to flee by the oncoming Union army, Lula and her family and her favorite rag doll move south to a small village called Appomattox Court House. Then one day in 1865, Lula left her doll behind, and what happened next made history.

The Freedom Ship of Robert Smalls

The Freedom Ship of Robert Smalls Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Louise Meriwether
Editor: Univ of South Carolina Press
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The Freedom Ship of Robert Smalls by Louise Meriwether Summary

Robert Smalls, born a slave in 1839 in Beaufort, South Carolina, gained fame as an African American hero of the American Civil War. The Freedom Ship of Robert Smalls tells the inspirational story of Small's life as a slave, his boyhood dream of freedom, and his bold and daring plan as a young man to commandeer a Confederate gunboat from Charleston Harbor and escape with fifteen fellow slaves and family members. Smalls joined the Union Navy and rose to the rank of captain and became the first African American to command a U.S. service ship. After the war Smalls returned to Beaufort, bought the home of his former master, and began a long career in state and national politics. This new edition of The Freedom Ship of Robert Smalls, originally published in 1971, features Louise Meriwether's original narrative, now illustrated by the colorful paintings of renowned Southern artist Jonathan Green.

The Bell Rang

The Bell Rang Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James E. Ransome
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481476718
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The Bell Rang by James E. Ransome Summary

Recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Award A Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2019 A young slave girl witnesses the heartbreak and hopefulness of her family and their plantation community when her brother escapes for freedom in this brilliantly conceived picture book by Coretta Scott King Award winner James E. Ransome. Every single morning, the overseer of the plantation rings the bell. Daddy gathers wood. Mama cooks. Ben and the other slaves go out to work. Each day is the same. Full of grueling work and sweltering heat. Every day, except one, when the bell rings and Ben is nowhere to be found. Because Ben ran. Yet, despite their fear and sadness, his family remains hopeful that maybe, just maybe, he made it North. That he is free. An ode to hope and a powerful tribute to the courage of those who ran for freedom, The Bell Rang is a stunning reminder that our past can never be forgotten.

Through My Eyes

Through My Eyes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ruby Bridges
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ISBN: 0545708036
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Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges Summary

In November 1960, all of America watched as a tiny six-year-old black girl, surrounded by federal marshals, walked through a mob of screaming segregationists and into her school. An icon of the civil rights movement, Ruby Bridges chronicles each dramatic step of this pivotal event in history through her own words.

Under the Quilt of Night

Under the Quilt of Night Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Deborah Hopkinson
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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Under the Quilt of Night by Deborah Hopkinson Summary

When night falls, and all is quiet, a slave girl starts to run. She follows the moon into the woods, leading her loved ones away from their master. There's only one place where he might not find them, and it's under the quilt of night. Guided by the stars, they head north in the direction of freedom. At last, the girl sees a quilt -- the quilt with a center square made from deep blue fabric -- and knows it's a signal from friends on the Underground Railroad, welcoming her into their home. And so she steps forward... Deborah Hopkinson and James E. Ransome team up again, in this stunning companion to Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt. Ransome's rich, powerful illustrations elicit all the emotion and suspense of Hopkinson's words, in a story that's sure to make your heart race and leave you breathless.

The Tree Lady

The Tree Lady Pdf/ePub eBook Author: H. Joseph Hopkins
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442487275
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Unearth the true story of green-thumbed pioneer and activist Kate Sessions, who helped San Diego grow from a dry desert town into a lush, leafy city known for its gorgeous parks and gardens. Katherine Olivia Sessions never thought she’d live in a place without trees. After all, Kate grew up among the towering pines and redwoods of Northern California. But after becoming the first woman to graduate from the University of California with a degree in science, she took a job as a teacher far south in the dry desert town of San Diego. Where there were almost no trees. Kate decided that San Diego needed trees more than anything else. So this trailblazing young woman singlehandedly started a massive movement that transformed the town into the green, garden-filled oasis it is today. Now, more than 100 years after Kate first arrived in San Diego, her gorgeous gardens and parks can be found all over the city. Part fascinating biography, part inspirational story, this moving picture book about following your dreams, using your talents, and staying strong in the face of adversity is sure to resonate with readers young and old.

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Catherine Clinton
Editor: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0759509778
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Harriet Tubman by Catherine Clinton Summary

The definitive biography of one of the most courageous women in American history "reveals Harriet Tubman to be even more remarkable than her legend" (Newsday). Celebrated for her exploits as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman has entered history as one of nineteenth-century America's most enduring and important figures. But just who was this remarkable woman? To John Brown, leader of the Harper's Ferry slave uprising, she was General Tubman. For the many slaves she led north to freedom, she was Moses. To the slaveholders who sought her capture, she was a thief and a trickster. To abolitionists, she was a prophet. Now, in a biography widely praised for its impeccable research and its compelling narrative, Harriet Tubman is revealed for the first time as a singular and complex character, a woman who defied simple categorization. "In the first major biography of Harriet Tubman in more than 100 years, we see the heroine of children's books and biopics with a new clarity and richness of detail." --Lev Grossman, Time

Locomotive

Locomotive Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian Floca
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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The Caldecott Medal Winner, Sibert Honor Book, and New York Times bestseller Locomotive is a rich and detailed sensory exploration of America’s early railroads, from the creator of the “stunning” (Booklist) Moonshot. It is the summer of 1869, and trains, crews, and family are traveling together, riding America’s brand-new transcontinental railroad. These pages come alive with descriptive details of the journey: the sounds, speed, and strength of the mighty locomotives; the work that keeps them moving; and the thrill of travel from plains to mountain to ocean. Come sit inside the caboose, feel the heat of the engine, watch the landscape race by. Come ride the rails, come cross the young country!

Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books

Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gail D. Nordstrom
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
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Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books by Gail D. Nordstrom Summary

Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books is a practical and easy-to-use reference handbook explaining what makes the art in Caldecott Medal and Honor books distinguished. It is a useful manual for librarians, teachers, and others who want to better understand picture book illustration.

Children's Book-a-Day Almanac

Children's Book-a-Day Almanac Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anita Silvey
Editor: Roaring Brook Press
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Children's Book-a-Day Almanac by Anita Silvey Summary

Part fun- and information-filled almanac, part good book guide, the Children's Book-a-Day Almanac is a new way to discover a great children's book--every day of the year! This fresh, inventive reference book is a dynamic way to showcase the gems, both new and old, of children's literature. Each page features an event of the day, a children's book that relates to that event, and a list of other events that took place on that day. Always informative and often surprising, celebrate a year of literature for children with The Children's Book-a-Day Almanac.

The Power of Picture Books in Teaching Math and Science

The Power of Picture Books in Teaching Math and Science Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lynn Columbia
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351813935
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The Power of Picture Books in Teaching Math and Science by Lynn Columbia Summary

This book's 50-plus lessons-each based on a different picture book or story-will help classroom teachers build a foundation for teaching math, science, and social studies concepts to their students. Each lesson uses children's literature to make challenging, abstract concepts relevant to children's lives, inviting them to learn these concepts while responding to a story's illustrations, theme, characters, and plot. The lessons also demonstrate how teachers can use children's literature to meet national standards in math, science, and social studies. Chapters 1 through 5 set the stage for using picture books, discussing the effective, imaginative integration of literature into the classroom. Teachers will learn to create an environment that ensures that when children and books come together, the experience is enjoyable and thought provoking. Chapters 6 through 9 provide individual lessons, by grade level, with detailed activities based on specific books.

Handbook of Research on Promoting Cross-Cultural Competence and Social Justice in Teacher Education

Handbook of Research on Promoting Cross-Cultural Competence and Social Justice in Teacher Education Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Keengwe, Jared
Editor: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522508988
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Handbook of Research on Promoting Cross-Cultural Competence and Social Justice in Teacher Education by Keengwe, Jared Summary

Without proper training on the intricacies of race and culture, pre-service and in-service teachers may unwittingly continue outdated and ineffective pedagogies. As the demographics of student bodies shift to include more diverse backgrounds, fluency in the discourse of social justice becomes necessary. The Handbook of Research on Promoting Cross-Cultural Competence and Social Justice in Teacher Education elucidates the benefits, challenges, and strategies necessary to prepare teachers to meet the needs of a diverse student body. Featuring the newest research and pedagogical tools written by diverse scholars in the field of teacher training, this expertly crafted handbook is ideal for teachers, administrators, students of education, and policymakers.

Student Diversity, 3rd Edition

Student Diversity, 3rd Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Faye Brownlie,Catherine Feniak,Leyton Schnellert
Editor: Pembroke Publishers Limited
ISBN: 1551389207
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Student Diversity, 3rd Edition by Faye Brownlie,Catherine Feniak,Leyton Schnellert Summary

From ice-breaking activities to ways to meet specific expectations in all areas of the curriculum, teachers will discover practical strategies and organizational frameworks that will help them to reach all students. Whether you're searching for new ways to inspire students with different learning styles, celebrate the abilities of the physically challenged, or boost the skills of those learning English for the first time, Student Diversity has what you need to meet and defeat the wide variety of challenges in today's classroom. Packed with examples of student work and reproducible worksheets, this book will help to smooth the daily path of beginning and experienced teachers alike.

Using Paired Text to Meet the Common Core

Using Paired Text to Meet the Common Core Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Bintz
Editor: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462519016
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Using Paired Text to Meet the Common Core by William Bintz Summary

Teaching students to make connections across related texts promotes engagement and improves reading comprehension and content learning. This practical guide explains how to select and teach a wide range of picture books as paired text--two books related by topic, theme, or genre--in grades K-8. The author provides mini-lessons across the content areas, along with hundreds of recommendations for paired text, each linked to specific Common Core standards for reading literature and informational texts. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book includes 22 reproducible graphic organizers and other useful tools. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

Elementary and Middle School Social Studies

Elementary and Middle School Social Studies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pamela J. Farris
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ISBN: 1478628901
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Elementary and Middle School Social Studies by Pamela J. Farris Summary

The latest edition of Pamela Farris’s popular, value-priced text continues to
offer pre- and in-service teachers creative strategies and proven techniques sensitive to the needs of all elementary and middle school learners. Coverage includes the C3 Framework and the four sets of learning from the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. Farris, together with contributors who specialize in implementing successful teaching methods and theories, demonstrate how classroom teachers can excite and inspire their students to be engaged learners.

Underground To Canada

Underground To Canada Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Barbara Smucker
Editor: Penguin Canada
ISBN: 0143178024
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Underground To Canada by Barbara Smucker Summary

Taken away from her mother by a ruthless slave trader, all Julilly has left is the dream of freedom. Every day that she spends huddled in the slave trader’s wagon travelling south or working on the brutal new plantation, she thinks about the land where it is possible to be free, a land she and her friend Liza may reach someday. So when workers from the Underground Railroad offer to help the two girls escape, they are ready. But the slave catchers and their dogs will soon be after them…

What Was the Underground Railroad?

What Was the Underground Railroad? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Yona Zeldis McDonough,Who HQ
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 069815973X
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What Was the Underground Railroad? by Yona Zeldis McDonough,Who HQ Summary

No one knows where the term Underground Railroad came from--there were no trains or tracks, only "conductors" who helped escaping slaves to freedom. Including real stories about "passengers" on the "Railroad," this book chronicles slaves' close calls with bounty hunters, exhausting struggles on the road, and what they sacrificed for freedom. With 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a sixteen-page black-and-white photo insert, the Underground Railroad comes alive!

Secrets of Great Teachers

Secrets of Great Teachers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elisheva Zeffren,Perella Perlstein
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476630542
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Secrets of Great Teachers by Elisheva Zeffren,Perella Perlstein Summary

 You can abandon rote learning with this middle and high school teaching guide. Encouraging both students and teachers to unlock their creativity, the authors provide guidance in lesson planning and ideas for creating unconventional homework, projects and tests that are cost-free and easy to implement. This book leads teachers away from endorsing competition and teacher-pleasing behavior, and offers ideas for independent thinking that will strengthen students’ decision-making, deductive reasoning and emotional intelligence.

Integrating African American Literature in the Library and Classroom

Integrating African American Literature in the Library and Classroom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dorothy Littlejohn Guthrie
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 159884752X
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Integrating African American Literature in the Library and Classroom by Dorothy Littlejohn Guthrie Summary

In this book, African American literature is illuminated through a project-based curriculum that incorporates national curriculum standards. • At least eight lesson plans per chapter that can be adapted for use with elementary, middle, and high school students • Extensions to each featured book, including activities for students in grades K–12 • Guided practice ideas for every book • Instructions and strategies for organizing and promoting an African American Book Awards Reading Program • A list of suggested videos, DVDs, and sound recordings to use with lesson designs • Multiple bibliographies of books, authors, and illustrators, and a list of relevant websites

Literacy Across the Community

Literacy Across the Community Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Laurie A Henry,Norman A Stahl
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000290050
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Literacy Across the Community by Laurie A Henry,Norman A Stahl Summary

This volume explores and evaluates community-based literacy programs, examining how they bridge gaps in literacy development, promote dialogue, and connect families, communities, and schools. Highlighting the diversity of existing literary initiatives across populations, this book brings together innovative and emerging scholarship on the relationship between P20 schools and community-based literacy programming. This volume not only identifies trends in research and practice, but it also addresses the challenges affecting these community-based programs and presents the best practices that emerge from them. Collaborating with leading scholars to provide national and international perspectives, and offering a clear, birds-eye view of the state of community literacy praxis, chapters cover programming in a multitude of settings and for a wide range of learners, from early childhood to incarcerated youths and adults, and including immigrants, refugees, and indigenous communities. Topics include identity and empowerment, language and literacy development across the lifespan, rural and urban environments, and partnership programs. The breadth of community literacy programming gathered in a single volume represents a unique array of models and topics, and has relevance for researchers, scholars, graduate students, pre-service educators, and community educators in literacy.

Promoting Social Justice through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Promoting Social Justice through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Delores D. Liston,Regina Rahimi
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 025303132X
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Promoting Social Justice through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning by Delores D. Liston,Regina Rahimi Summary

How can education become a transformative experience for all learners and teachers? The contributors to this volume contend that the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) can provide a strong foundation for the role of education in promoting social justice. The collection features contributions by an array of educators and scholars, highlighting the various ways that learners and teachers can prepare for and engage with social justice concerns. The essays offer reflections on the value of SoTL in relation to educational ethics, marginalized groups, community service and activism, counter narratives, and a range of classroom practices. Although the contributors work in a variety of disciplines and employ different theoretical frameworks, they are united by the conviction that education should improve our lives by promoting equity and social justice.

Activities for Elementary School Social Studies

Activities for Elementary School Social Studies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James W. Stockard, Jr.,Mary Margaret Wogan
Editor: Waveland Press
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Activities for Elementary School Social Studies by James W. Stockard, Jr.,Mary Margaret Wogan Summary

According to Piaget, all higher-order thinking skills have their bases in activities involving concrete manipulation and observation. The third edition of this highly regarded collection of social studies activities continues to be based on the premise that children learn best through experiences and activities—learning by doing. It features new activities for each social studies category (geography, history, anthropology, sociology, economics, political science, and interdisciplinary). Three important new additions to the key elements of the easy-to-follow activity format make it easier for instructors to meet standards-based curriculum requirements: A detailed treatment of National Council of Social Studies standards addressed; specific multiple intelligences addressed (also reinforced by a multiple intelligences section in the back of the book); and useful Web site(s) for group/individual research (URLs for sites that will expand or enrich the learning experience for the activity). By engaging pupils in meaningful, worthwhile social studies activities, instructors can emphasize the processes of learning rather than the products, resulting in a richly rewarding experience for pupils and teacher alike.

Our Diverse Middle School Students

Our Diverse Middle School Students Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth D. Dore,Deborah H. McMurtrie
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Our Diverse Middle School Students by Elizabeth D. Dore,Deborah H. McMurtrie Summary

Learn how to be more responsive to the diversity among your middle schoolers. This important book, co-published with the Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE), helps you understand racial, ethnic, linguistic, socioeconomic, gender, intellectual, and social aspects of diversity, and consider how they relate to the unique needs and development of young adolescents. Each chapter begins with a brief case study, followed by background information, questions to consider, practical strategies, and appendices with additional resources. With the helpful advice in this book, you’ll be better prepared to create a more equitable learning environment for all.

Listening to Learn

Listening to Learn Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sharon Grover,Lizette D. Hannegan
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Listening to Learn by Sharon Grover,Lizette D. Hannegan Summary

Listening to Learn connects audiobooks with K-12 curricula and demonstrates how the format can support national learning standards and literacy skills

The Common Core Approach to Building Literacy in Boys

The Common Core Approach to Building Literacy in Boys Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Liz Knowles,Martha Smith
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The Common Core Approach to Building Literacy in Boys by Liz Knowles,Martha Smith Summary

Written with a focus on the English Language Arts Common Core Standards, this book provides a complete plan for developing a literacy program that focuses on boys pre-K through grade 12. • Examines and evaluates the most recent research about boys and nonfiction reading • Addresses the intersections of Common Core Standards and literacy for boys • Provides annotated bibliographies of recommended books as well as lists of apps and other software for boys • Offers educators effective strategies to promote reading with boys and advice for parents in developing a home reading plan for their sons

Travel On and On

Travel On and On Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elisa Macedo Dekaney,Deborah Alane Cunningham
Editor: R&L Education
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Travel On and On by Elisa Macedo Dekaney,Deborah Alane Cunningham Summary

Travel On and On: Interdisciplinary Lessons on the Music of World Cultures incorporates traditional and newly composed materials, as well as other content area resources, on the music of our global community. It is intended for use in general music classroom and each lesson has an interdisciplinary approach to teaching music.