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ASWR Elementary Teachers Curriculum Guide

The Elementary School Teacher‘s Guide looks at the exhibit, And Still We Rise, through the eyes of children between five and ten years old. Activities are separated into three sections. The first presents activities that can be done by elementary students in any grade. The second provides a choice of activities to use with very young children in kindergarten through grade two. The third section includes more content-related activities for older children in grades three through five. The reading and social studies content of grades K-2 draws upon the young student‘s perception of the world. Their familiar world consists of “Me and My Family”, “My Neighborhood”, and “My Community”. The Guide helps teachers to use activities to apply the same familiar concepts to the scenes displayed in the galleries of the exhibit. Activities are included to use before, during and after viewing the exhibit. A Teacher Resource List is included to provide background information useful in preparing the various activities. Before the visit students should be allowed to explore narratives and picture books to help them learn about the African Continent and the early people who lived there.

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This program was funded by the U.S. Department of Education Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural Program.