Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The History

We started our African American History Read Aloud Project with Patricia McKissack's Never Forgotten. What a beautiful and powerful book.  The plan is to read a book each day this month that focuses on African American History.  I'm going to read the books in a chronological order.  Never Forgotten takes us back to 1735 in Mali.  A blacksmith's son is taken as a slave and his father calls on the elements to help him find out what happened to him. Fire, Earth, Wind and Water are characters who help tell Musafa's story.  Yesterday we read Molly Bannaky by Alice McGill.  And we'll probably read today about Benjamin Banneker, Molly's grandson today.  If I can find my book about Benjamin Banneker.  This is going to be a cool project. The first two books have been amazing.

5 comments:

mm said...

It is a cool project!

Mrs. Guinn (a.k.a. Mandie) said...

I want a list of the books you're using! Please?! Or any you recommend for first grade? :)

LH said...

Hey Mandie,

Third Book was Dear Benjamin Banneker.
Fourth was Frederick's Journey
and fifth was John Roy Lynch.

None of them would be AWESOME for first, but we are going to read BAREFOOT this week which is a GREAT one
for Underground Railroad for firsties. And Harriet and the Promised Land is great too. Happy African American History MONTH!

Mrs. Guinn (a.k.a. Mandie) said...

Thanks!!!

KC said...

This is pretty much a fabulous project. Well done.