I have posted a bunch about the Civil Rights Movement recently. In second grade in Georgia we learn about Jackie Robinson and Martin Luther King Jr. It is a great unit for this time of the year and my kids are eating it up!!!
I love this book to teach Jackie Robinson. It is a great way to show examples of sportsmanship (good and bad), patience, and dependability. It DOES mention the KKK and death threats. I am not comfortable discussion this with my second graders so I just skim over this part.
This is a longer book and we did not read it all, but read parts. It has AWESOME examples of text features and my kids ate them all up. We did this as a shared reading lesson.
Adler’s books are always great. Not too many text features, but good sequential information in a kids friendly format. The perfect intro to biographies.
I didn’t read this book aloud (pretty heavy topic and content). However, I showed the pictures. Many of my kids were amazed at how old things appeared to them and how the leagues could even be separated at all!
This one I haven’t read- but it looks good, doesn’t it?? It is on my wishlist!
Another awesome resource is Pebble Go. It is a paid resource my school district has bought and I LOVE it. I literally cannot praise it enough!! It is so kid and user friendly!!! Here is a screen shot of what it looks like. There is also a Biography Pebble Go as well.
We read the information often with the topics we study. To start the unit we read about Jackie Robinson and then created a web of the main ideas of each section.
VERY tired! Off to bed! 🙂
PS- We found out last week that we will be having a bouncing baby girl! I will be the mother of two little girls. I love pink as much as the next girl, but I would be lying if I said I wasn’t already starting to sweat the idea of teenage years! LOL!