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Going to School during the Civil Rights Movement

Going to School during the Civil Rights Movement

by Rachel A. Koestler-Grack, Rachel A. Koestler
     
 
Discusses the history of the Civil Rights movement and the social life of children during this time. Explores segregated school systems and conflicts during integration. Includes activities.

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Discusses the history of the Civil Rights movement and the social life of children during this time. Explores segregated school systems and conflicts during integration. Includes activities.

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Children's Literature
A dramatic photo on the cover shows a white girl and an African-American girl, about ten years old, staring at each other from adjacent desks in a classroom, with expressions somewhere between fear and hope. Many of the stories will be familiar, but in this book we see pictures of the Little Rock Nine and read their individual names. We meet lesser known players in the civil rights battle, like six-year-old Ruby Bridges who spent an entire year alone in a classroom because no white children would join her, or fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin who was the first African-American arrested for refusing to give up her seat on the bus to a white person. The books in this series cover schooling in six different eras or areas of American history—colonial, pioneer times, in the Confederacy, in the Union, during the Great Depression and during the civil rights movement. Each book is packed with excellent photographs or illustrations of students, teachers, classrooms and school supplies. Every picture will give students something to compare and contrast with their own experience. The narrative is textbook dry, but willing readers will find fascinating bits of information The layout is confusing, leaving the reader unclear about the separation between main text and boxed inserts. Each book offers a brief but relatively thorough and easily understood explanation of the historical events of the time, including a timeline of key events in the civil rights movement, as well as a short glossary, index, activities or crafts, and a list of appropriate websites. It is a useful series for any classroom where the curriculum includes American history. Part of the "Going to School in History" series. 2002,Capstone Press, $22.60. Ages 7 to 14. Reviewer:Karen Leggett

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736807999
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Series:
Going to School in History Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
8 - 9 Years

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