By reading picture book biographies, students will become familiar with the challenges that early African-Americans faced, but also how they triumphed in spite of these challenges. Also, other stories about being an African-American citizen are offered, highlighting different family customs, games, professions, and hobbies. And also an excellent source of wisdom, there are also some great fables that teach excellent "life-learning lessons" that originated in Africa and came to North America with the African people long ago.
Students should note that picture books ARE FOR ANY AGE GROUP, and can be a great introduction to a topic. Also, sharing a picture book with younger siblings or friends, or even a parent or grandparent, can be a great way to connect and share a discussion about any topic.
Reading about challenges and triumphs of people helps bring about a greater understanding of others.
Other Instructional Materials or Notes:
Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Teacher Computer & Smartboard, grades K-3
Student Chromebook , grades 4-12
Grades 1-3: large chart in front of class, where all students can see/ chart markers in different colors
Grades 4-12: a clipboard with 10 sheets copy paper or notebook paper/ pencil or pen