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great for teaching about history
on March 14, 2017
Follow the Drinking Gourd (Paperback)
by Jeanette Winter
a great story of following directions.. if you look at its simplest form.
Looking through the lenses of history this book has a lot of appeal, it brings to the for front the movement of the underground rail road and makes it into a story of a single family. This book is a great jumping point for looking into history. The song and the lyrics are a way to connect to the youngest of students. I used this in a second grade classroom for connections to Black/ African American history. We focused not only on the song but on the idea of freedom and dreams. This was the end of the unit, the children were asked to write a poem or song telling their steps to their dreams. They did learn a little of history along the way, and were able to understand the historical figures within this book.