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Gr 1-5-A chronological look at the history of African Americans from the pre-slavery days in Africa through today's celebration of Kwanzaa. With a straightforward, readable text, one- to three-page topics, and simple illustrative drawings, even young children can participate in this activity-based title. Although mentioning the hardships and inhumanities of slavery and Jim Crow laws, the brutal details are left out. The emphasis is on the contributions of African Americans, their courage, creativity, and inventiveness. The easy activities described in detail include games, crafts (with patterns), songs, recipes, and stories. An extensive bibliography of books, articles, and Web sites is included.-Eunice Weech, M. L. King Elementary School, Urbana, IL

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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Gr. 4-6. This large-format paperback introduces many aspects of African American history, from Africa to colonial America, from plantations to emancipation. There is also information about the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, the achievements of black Americans, the civil rights movement, and hopes for the future. Throughout the book, crafts and other projects offer parents and teachers practical ways to involve children in African American heritage. Included are activities such as making a bead necklace, constructing a star-watching chart, and various recipes and crafts that revolve around the symbols of Kwanzaa. The pages are well designed, with illustrations in shades of gray and plenty of white space. A useful resource for library collections. Carolyn Phelan
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 4
  • Series: A Kid's Guide series
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press; 2nd edition (June 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1556526539
  • ISBN-13: 978-1556526534
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,485 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Nancy I. Sanders grew up on a dairy farm in Everett, Pennsylvania, with 5 older sisters and 1 older brother. She spent her childhood days milking the cows, baling hay, and ice skating in the winter. She also spent many happy hours with her nose in a favorite book whether perched high up in an apple tree or floating on a raft in the middle of their pond. Today Nancy loves to write and is the author of over 75 books published with publishing houses both big and small. Now, one of her favorite things is to encourage other writers and help them learn practical strategies to use to build their own successful and satisfying career.

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Chicago Review Press has a whole series of hands-on science and history books for kids, and all of them are chock full of useful and fun ideas. This book is no exception. Crafts, costumes, recipes, songs, stories, games, and more give a rich impression of both daily life and important historic events. This book is fun for homeschool families and very handy in the classroom.
The book is divided up into chronological sections, with additional information on African civilizations and Kwanzaa. Each unit has background information and activities. I like the fact that, while the historical events are not romanticized, daily life is as often the focus as the important historical events and individuals. The section on plantation life, for example, includes directions for making musical instruments such as a washtub bass and a tambourine, plus songs to sing and games to play.
This approach means that various activities can be pulled out for history lessons and for fun at home all year long.
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The activities in this book are suitable for very little children, like in a preschool or kindergarten setting. The activities are mainly games/songs/musical instrument/rhythm/call-and-response types of activities.

The reason I don't recommend this for older school children or homeschool families is because of the disjointed nature of this book -- there is no basic flow to the information. It is just chunks of information in somewhat-chronological order. For example, you may read about the Forten family during the Revolutionary War and the Civil War period... but then in the section of the book on Abolitionists, you'll read the same information again. Continuity is missing -- the STORY of history is missing.

Older children can not find enough information in here to work on projects or build on their ideas independently. I was looking for ideas to reinforce a unit on the Underground Railroad -- I found one project in the entire book: the "Am I Not a Man and A Brother?" Medallion. That's a project that works, although we like to use a little shoe polish at the end, in order to "age" the medallion.

In order to use this book in a home learning or classroom learning environment, you will need *another* history text to provide the actual HISTORY, and then you can fill in with this book's blurbs and short biographies. I would recommend the series by Betsy and Giulio Maestro.

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My school had a door contest and I pulled most of my ideas for our timeline theme from this book...My first grade class won (hands down). I literally had classrooms full of 3rd to 8th graders "touring" our display as though it were a museum exhibit. At one point during my planning period I was called out to explain to the class my thoughts behind the timeline idea what each piece meant and why I chose it. [Short answer there was, "I thought to myself, 'the next time I hear a child say "Martin Luther King, Jr. freed the slaves,'" "I. Am. Going. To. SNAP."]

The book begins with an explanation and timeline and then visits each destination on the timeline with games, crafts, etc. This book is a treasure trove of ideas that the savvy parent or teacher can use to create wonderful science, math and language arts lessons from. It is sort of a combination between a "recipe" book and an almanac that tells you when, where and how to plant seeds of useful historical knowledge in the hearts and minds of the children you care for. I originally borrowed the old edition of this book from my local library and loved it so much that I HAD to purchase it (I held the library version overdue two days until mine arrived...some sort of subconscious thing, probably.) lol

Next year, I am planning to use this book to plan my social studies, language arts, science and math lessons for the months of January and February.

This book is an extraordinary tool...use your imagination, your own ingenuity and creativity to make each project you choose Amazing.

I have included a picture I took of the Merchant Ship project from the book that I got creative with, using wood and natural fabric for the masts and sails. It was a HUGE hit and the beginning of our 8 foot long timeline display inspired by this awesome book. All the best!
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This is a great introduction for children to some of the icons of African American History. The subjects have a drawing and a synopsis, thats not too long nor short, of their contributions to American history. All drawings are in black and white. I think it's a great way to introduce kids to specific individuals and can be used as a gateway to further discussion. I highly recommend this book.
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This is an excellent book for youngsters especially if they attend a elementary school that has little or no emphasis on African American History. D. Sands
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