A Kid's Guide to African American History: More than 70 by Nancy I. Sanders

By Nancy I. Sanders

What do a lot of these humans have in universal: the 1st guy to die within the American Revolution, a onetime leader of the Crow country, the inventors of peanut butter and the moveable X-ray computing device, and the 1st individual to make a wood clock in this kingdom? They have been all nice African americans. for folks and academics drawn to fostering cultural expertise between little ones of all races, this e-book comprises greater than 70 hands-on actions, songs, and video games that train young children concerning the humans, reviews, and occasions that formed African American historical past. This increased version comprises new fabric all through, together with more information and biographies. kids may have enjoyable designing an African masks, creating a medallion like these worn through early abolitionists, taking part in the rhyming online game "Juba," inventing Brer Rabbit riddles, and making a cohesion cup for Kwanzaa. alongside the way in which they are going to know about inspiring African American artists, inventors, and heroes like Harriet Tubman, Benjamin Banneker, Rosa Parks, Langston Hughes, and Louis Armstrong, to call a number of.

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She held many leadership positions in antislavery societies and was a frequent lecturer. She worked tirelessly to bring improvements in the education system and campaigned to bring an end to slavery. Less is known about James and Charlotte’s two youngest sons, Thomas and William. They both received an excellent education. William became active in politics and his name appears as one of the signers of a broadside calling free blacks to join the Union Army during the Civil War. The Forten legacy continued with their grandchildren.

34 James Forten (1766–1842) B est known as a founder of the Abolitionist (say it: ab-o-LIH-shin-ist) Movement (see chapter 4, page 103 for more information), African American James Forten was also a sailor, inventor, and wealthy businessman. At 15, he sailed against British ships during the Revolutionary War. After the war, he returned home to learn sail making, eventually buying the shop where he was trained. He invented a device that handled sails easier, and soon became wealthy. He purchased freedom for slaves, helped launch William Lloyd Garrison’s newspaper The Liberator, and used his home as an Underground Railroad station (see page 127 for more information).

E Materials Adult help suggested Oven-bake clay (found in craft stores) Toothpick Sturdy wire that won’t bend (such as hanger wire) Quart-sized baking dish Floss 26 Preheat the oven to 275°. To make the beads, make small round balls by rolling the clay in your hands. Use the toothpick to poke a hole through the center of each bead. String the beads on the wire and space them apart from each other. Place the wire across the baking dish so the beads won’t flatten while they bake. Bake the beads for 10 minutes.

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