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Book Recommendations From Teacher

Getting teachers involved in your library wiki is a great way to save time! Have teachers post their lesson plans and recommend books that will help student succeed throughout the unit, learn more if they wish, and help them with any final projects.


 

In honor of Black History Month...

 

This month, Mrs. Nelson's 4th grade history class is studying famous African-Americans and the civil rights movement, in honor of Black History Month. The following materials will help you learn more about this topic and prepare you for your final presentation. Please see Mrs. Nelson or the librarian if you have any problems finding these materials. When looking at websites, don't forget to look for authoratative sources.

 

Books:

The Autobiography Of Frederick Douglass / [Sound Recording] / Edited By Philip Foner.

Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895.

Fleeing For Freedom : Stories Of The Underground Railroad / as Told By Levi Coffin And William Still ; Edited With An Introduction By George And Willene Hendric

Sojourner Truth : A Life, A Symbol / Nell Irvin Painter.

Painter, Nell Irvin.

 

 

Movies:

Conrack (1974) - PG

Conrack tells the story of a idealist (Jon Voight) who moves to a coastal island of South Carolina to teach a group of all black students neglected by the state's educational system. The accompanying questions provided herein offer parents and students an opportunity to reflect upon and discuss the historical and contemporary issues the film addresses including racism, segregation, and more.

Cooley High (1975) - PG

Set in Chicago in the mid 1960s, this story centers on a group of high school friends from "the projects." It begins as a typical (and humorous) snapshot of life in an urban high school - even though it's almost 40 years ago. But the movie becomes more dramatic when two main characters are accused of a crime. The accompanying questions provided herein offer parents and students an opportunity to reflect upon and discuss the issues the film addresses.

A Soldier's Story (1984) - PG

Set toward the end of World War II this murder mystery examines the life and death of an African American sergent in charge of a racially segregated uit. It deals powerfully with issues of racism and stereotypes. The accompanying questions provided herein offer parents and students an opportunity to reflect upon and discuss the historical and contemporary issues the film addresses.

Sounder (1972) - G

The Depression Era south, this tale of a loving yet poverty-stricken family of black sharecroppers in Louisiana exposes the racism and discrimination which afflicted the lives of many southern african americans. Hope lies in education and a future including increased racial justice. The accompanying questions provided herein offer parents and students an opportunity to reflect upon and discuss the historical and contemporary issues the film addresses including racism, discrimination and injustice.

 

 

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