African American Stories in Minnesota
curriculum kit for third, fourth and fifth graders contains
eight stories of African Americans in Minnesota. They range
from fur trader George Bonga to Eric Mosley, a recent 10-year-old
transplant from Chicago and his new pal Mahamoud Aden Amin,
a Somali immigrant. Students read the stories in a booklet
that includes illustrations, historical photographs and pictures
of artifacts. Then they conduct hands-on activities to learn
such methods of historical inquiry as census analysis, object
interpretation and map reading. Students learn how to do history,
how African Americans have contributed to the building of
Minnesota, and how to learn through historical inquiry.
The African American Stories in Minnesota kit includes:
- A classroom set of the lively and appealing booklet, African American Stories in Minnesota
- Companion tape recordings of all eight stories
- A three-ring teacher's binder with teacher support materials
- A classroom poster, "African Americans in Minnesota"
- Four interdisciplinary worksheets on math, reading, writing and vocabulary for each story
- Four classroom lessons for each story
- A hands-on inquiry activity using primary resources for each story
- Role-playing activities
- Mapping exercises
- A brief historical background of each story (for teachers)
- Recommended related field trips and books
Kit price: $150
For more information on the African American Stories in Minnesota curriculum kit, contact us at email@example.com.
To order: contact the Chicago Distribution Center by phone (1-800-621-2736) or fax (1-800-621-8476). For questions, call 651-297-3243 or 800-647-7827.
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