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Black History
             Black History

Read and Color

Short Readers
     African Elephants (Short Reader; Grade 3-5 Readability)

Reading Comprehensions
     South Africa - Geography (Grades 5-7)
     South Africa - Traditions and Daily Life (Grades 4-6)
     South Africa - History (Grades 6-8)
     Handmade African Instruments (Grades 3-5)
     African Penguins (Grades 4-6)
     Life with an African Grey Parrot (Grades 4-6)
     African Americans in the Revolutionary War (Grades 4-6)
     African Americans in the Civil War (Grades 4-6)
     An African Girl Drinks Clean, Fresh Water (Grades 4-7)
     African Praise Poetry (Grades 4-8)
     Voices of the West - African American Pioneers (Grades 5-6)
     African Americans in the War of 1812 (Grades 5-6)
     Africa (Grades 5-6)
     South Africa (Grades 5-7)
     West to Freedom - African American Pioneers (Grades 6-7)
     The War in South Africa (Grades 6-7)

Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     Life in the African Savanna (Grades 3-5)

Read and Color Books
            Coming To America
            Spring on the Jones Farm
            How's the Weather Up There?
            Easter around the World

Reading Comprehension Lesson Ideas
Daily Themes
(Grades 6-8)
     A March for Education
     Africa Day
     Benin's Vodun Day
     Human Rights Day in South Africa
     Industry Day in Tanzania
     National Heroes Day in Jamaica
     Reconciliation Day in South Africa
     Zumbi dos Palmares - Black Consciousness Day in Brazil

(Grades 3-5)
     A Slimy Visitor
     Alexander McCall Smith
     An E-mail from Dharma the Dust Storm
     Annabelle from Uganda Fights HIV
     Are You a Gorilla?
     Bats: Furry, Flying Mammals
     Beating Bird Flu
     Black Literature Leaders
     Bridging People and Places
     Camel Spiders
     Celine's Story: Gender Disparity in Togo
     Crisis in Zambia: Mulindwa's Story
     Did They Land Before Columbus?
     Disappearing Act - The Anasazi, Part 1
     Do Animals Have Bellybuttons?
     George Stanley
     Gerald McDermott: Tale Spinner
     Glaciers: Moving Rivers of Ice
     Hatshepsut, the Adventurous Lady Pharaoh
     Hungry, Hungry, Hippos
     Jamal Has Big Trouble from a Bug Bite
     Keith Interviews Glenn Gorilla
     Keith Interviews Jimmy, the Loggerhead Turtle
     Making a Difference in Faraway Lands
     One Big Bird
     Rachel Interviews Aaron the Desert Locust
     Rachel Interviews Hasan the Hissing Cockroach
     Rachel Interviews Molly the Mosquito
     Rachel Interviews Tad the Termite
     Ready, Aim, Shoot that Arrow!
     Secretary Birds
     Sengbe and the Amistad - "Give Us Free!"
     Shake, Rattle, and Roll
     Suleiman Flies a Kite in a Refugee Camp
     The American Colonization Society
     The Flying Panzer
     The Gentle Manatee
     The Zebra
     There's Nothing "Ho-Hum" About the Himalayas
     Up, Up, and Away!
     Venture Smith
(Grades 6-8)
     A Small Mosquito Bite Causes Big Trouble
     A Tale of Deforestation
     Anti-Slavery Movement
     Autumn Migrations
     Barack Obama
     Beginning of the Darfur Conflict
     Being the Difference
     Bill Cosby Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom
     Bill Pickett, "The Bull-Dogger"
     Bird Flu
     Birthday Traditions Around The World
     Carrion Flowers
     Charlotte Hawkins Brown
     Clues to Earth's Past
     Cold Water with Hidden Surprises
     Comprehension Skills
     Controversy at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Torch Relay
     Daniel Defoe
     Dorcas Gazelles
     Drought in Zambia
     Endangered Dolphins
     For the Good of the Earth
     Freedom's Journal
     Gender Disparity in Togo: Celine's Story
     Greg Mortenson: International Peacemaker and Humanitarian, Part 1
     Growing Up in the White House
     Growing Up in the White House
     Growing Up in the White House
     Health Crises in Tanzania: Rehema's Story
     How Annah's Big Ears Saved the Day
     Ingenuity: A Windmill for a Village
     James Ramsey Ullman
     Jawahir Suffers in Somalia
     Jon Bohmer: The Kyoto Box
     Kathleen Karr
     Katmai National Park and Preserve
     Leaded Gasoline Becomes a Thing of the Past
     Letter from a Slave Ship
     Life in a Refugee Camp
     Live 8 Concert
     Making the Mark with Archery
     Middle Atlantic Region's History and People, Part 1
     More Gross but Edible Foods
     Mulindwa Experiences the Crisis in Zambia
     New England Region: Its History and People, Part 2
     North America
     Oprah Winfrey, Broadcasting Powerhouse
     Phillis Wheatley
     Phillis Wheatley, America's First Black Poet
     Pompey the Great
     Protesting the Iraq War
     Rehema's Story: Health Crises in Tanzania
     Rwanda Since the Genocide
     Ryan Says, "Clean Water for All!"
     Savannah, Georgia: A City of Firsts
     Scientists Get Their Ducks in a Row about Bird Flu
     South America
     Suffering in Somalia: Jawahir's Story
     Sustainable Development
     The Celebration Continues
     The Cherry Cheesecake Mystery
     The Crittercam
     The Discovery of AIDS
     The Picture of a President
     The Slave Trade
     The Slave Trade
     The Southern Colonies
     The World's Most Endangered Animals
     Toothy Tusks
     Tsunami in the Indian Ocean
     UniverSoul Circus
     Valentine's Day Around the World
     Walter Dean Myers: Urban Storyteller
     What Are Pastels?
     What Is Knitting?
     What Is Tie-Dye?
     Why the Settlers Came
     Write a Haiku
     Young Immigrants and Crime in Germany - What Is the Connection?
(Grades 9-12)
     America: A Melting Pot of Cultures
     Crime and Young Immigrants in Germany - What is the Connection?
     Eoin Colfer
     Ernest J. Gaines
     Immigrants Against Their Will
     Irene Hunt
     Ishmael Beah
     Lorraine Hansberry
     Royal Beginnings: Miniature Horses
     Silent Night: The Christmas Truce of World War I
     The Marva Collins Story: "A Brilliant Child Inside Every Student"
     The Rainforest

(no assigned grade level)
     A Visit to Roger Williams Park Zoo
     Ancient Egypt - History
     Egypt - Geography
     Harry S. Truman
     The River with Two Names
(Grades 3-5)
     Angola - Geography
     Cote d'Ivoire - Geography
     Kenya - Geography
     Madagascar - Geography
     Nigeria - Geography
     Spain - Geography
(Grades 6-8)
     Angola - Culture
     Argentina - Culture
     Brazil - History
     Brazil - Traditions and Daily Life
     Cote d'Ivoire - Culture
     Cuba - Culture
     Guyana - Culture
     Kenya - History
     Kenya - Traditions and Daily Life
     Nigeria - Culture
     Nigeria - History
     Puerto Rico - Culture
     Spain - History
     Suriname - Culture
     The Bahamas - Culture
     The Little General
(Grades 9-12)
     Angola - History
     Cote d'Ivoire - History
     Guyana - History
     Madagascar - History
     Netherlands - History
     Paraguay - History
     Puerto Rico - History
     Suriname - History
     The Bahamas - History

Finish the Story
     The Bus Ride (Grade 3-6)
     I Have a Dream (Grade 4-6)
     Pioneers (Grade 6-8)

What Would You Do?
     Stereotype or Prejudice? (Grade 5-8)

Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
     Merry Meerkats: Life in the Meerkat Colony (Grades 2-3)
     The Yellow Dragon: Why Some Animals Look the Way They Do (Grades 2-3)
     Why Tortoise's Shell Is Not Smooth (Grades 2-3)
     The Tale of Tafari: How Spiders Learned to Weave (Grades 3-4)
     Tug of War: Which Animal is the Strongest? (Grades 3-4)

Reluctant Reader Books
     Meet Dr. Seuss (Grade 2-3)
     Doggie Lingo (Grade 2-6)
     Bug Off! Bizarre Bugs From Around the World (Grade 3-4)
     Good Luck Symbols from Around the Globe (Grade 3-4)
     Meet Madam C.J. Walker (Grade 3-4)
     History of Hip Hop (Grade 3-5)
     Grammar Zoo Train (Grade 3-6)
     ME is for Maine (Grade 3-6)
     The Big Prize (Grade 3-6)
     Bigfoot: Truth or Tale? (Grade 4-5)
     Getting to Know the Jonas Brothers (Grade 4-5)
     Meet President Obama (Grade 4-5)
     Shaun White: Action Sport Superstar (Grade 4-5)
     Snakes (Grade 4-5)
     Ten Fascinating Facts About Bats (Grade 4-5)
     AL is for Alabama (Grade 4-6)
     Gooaalllll! (Grade 4-6)
     KS is for Kansas (Grade 4-6)
     MS is for Mississippi (Grade 4-6)
     Mysterious Cities (Grade 4-6)
     Oh, the Stories He Wrote! The Life of Dr. Seuss (Grade 4-6)
     Tropical Rainforests (Grade 4-6)
     Amazing Spiders (Grade 5-6)
     B Is for Baseball (Grade 5-6)
     Baboons on the Loose (Grade 5-6)
     Derek Jeter (Grade 5-6)
     President Barack Obama (Grade 5-6)
     Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King! (Grade 5-6)
     Vampires (Grade 5-6)
     Venomous Snakes (Grade 5-6)
     Wet and Wild Water Slides (Grade 5-6)
     Madam C.J. Walker (Grade 5-7)
     Endangered Animals (Grade 5-8)
     Famous Pirates (Grade 5-8)
     Let's Eat: Unusual Foods! (Grade 5-8)
     Nessie and Friends: Famous Lake Monsters (Grade 5-8)
     Pirates: Fact or Fiction? (Grade 5-8)
     Stonehenge (Grade 5-8)
     Haiti Then and Now (Grade 6-7)
     The History of the Circus (Grade 6-8)


Black History
             Black History

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