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Teaching History with Children's Books- A K-5 Series: Slavery and Resistanc...

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Teaching History with Children’s Books - A book club series mirrored after a series offered by the New York City Department of Education Social Studies Department.

This session's topic is Slavery and Resistance (session 4 of 5)

Book Titles:

Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt by Deborah Hopkinson

Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad by Ellen Levine

Each session will address a different elementary- level Social studies topic and include a discussion of two children’s books. Participants will:

  • Receive both children’s books to bring back to their classrooms
  • Strengthen content knowledge of the selected topic through scholarly readings along with reading and discussing the children’s books
  • Work with primary and secondary sources
  • Plan and collaborate with colleagues

Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions in the series.

There is a maximum of 18 participants for each session.

Participants must register for each session in the series.

The K-5 series also includes:

  • Session 5: May 31, 2017- Industrialization and Children

Lyddie by Katherine Paterson

Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Maker's Strike of 1909 by Michelle Markel


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