Before She Was Harriet – by Cline-Ransome- Lesson Plan

Before She Was Harriet Lesson Plan

Before She Was Harriet Lesson Plan

“Before She Was Harriet” by Lesa Cline-Ransome is a new picture book about the life of our national and classroom hero Harriet Tubman. This text is prefect for students in grades 3 to 5.  The story and its illustrations are simply beautiful, and the multidimensional character of Harriet Tubman is bound to have kids everywhere conducting additional research. “Before She Was Harriet” left everyone knowing much more about American history, the Underground Railroad, the Union Army, Jordan River, Moses, metaphors, and the list goes on.

A must read for the upcoming Women’s History Month!

Have Fun Reading!
Mrs. Lena, M.Ed.

Lesson Plan Link

Before She Was Harriet Lesson Plan

Before She Was Harriet Lesson Plan

… a wisp of a woman with the courage of a lion…

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“History for Jocks: A Comparison of American Athletes and Historical Figures” by Nick Erskine

History for Jocks by Nick Erskine

History for Jocks by Nick Erskine

“History for Jocks: A Comparison of American Athletes and Historical Figures” by Nick Erskine is a must have for any middle and high school American classroom. This beautifully written book engages the reader from the start. Since the book is a collection of stories, kids and teachers can read the stories in any order that they like. As a parent of middle school sports fanatics and an upper elementary school teacher, I have been searching far and wide for sports text, since in my class, reading about sports is the only reading boys will engage in.

“History of Jocks” compares American historical figures, leaders, and ideas (George Washington, the Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin, Andrew jackson, the Texas Revolution, Manifest Destiny, the Lousiana Purchase, and much more) to American athletes and their leaders (Bo Jackson, Vince Lombardi, the Dream Team, Ted Williams, Mike Tyson, etc.).

In addition to being one of the most engaging reads for middle and high school boys that I have seen so far, “History for Jocks” teaches american history, philosophical ideas, and SAT level vocabulary.

Ideal for: middle, high school, enrichment, gifted social studies text

5 Stars Read!

Mrs. Lena, M.Ed.