Readers Theatre for African American History by Jeff Sanders

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Readers Theatre for African American History features a collection of twenty scripts covering a comprehensive span of history from Africa before the transatlantic slave trade through current events in our nation. In participating in these scripts, students will listen to storytellers from Africa and share the rich oral tradition about wealthy explorers who came to the Americas from Africa before Columbus. They'll experience such events as Emancipation Day on the South Carolina Sea Islands, the founding of the North Star by Frederick Douglass, and the extraordinary 1939 Lincoln Memorial concert by Marian Anderson. They'll attend an imaginary political convention where they'll meet our nation's first five African American U.S. Senators, including Senator Barack Obama. African American history is rich with opportunities for creative learning. This book brings them alive. Grades 4-8

 

About Jeff Sanders

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JEFF SANDERS is a fourth grade teacher in California. NANCY I. SANDERS is a freelance writer who has written over seventy books for teachers and students. Her most recent titles include Pocket Pals, Engage the Brain Games, and D is for Drinking Gourd.
 
Published June 30, 2008 by Libraries Unlimited. 168 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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