Teenage Refugees from Haiti Speak Out
. This is one of eight volumes in the
In Their Own Voices
series which tell the stories of young political refugees from around the world The Rosen Publishing Group, New York, N.Y. 10010 ( grades 7 and up).
Our Song, our Toil
, The story of American Slavery as told by Slaves. Recounts the lives of American slaves in their own words. These vivid accounts and illustrations make clear the courage, dignity and hope that prevailed in the face of inhumane treatment and endless suffering. ( Grades 4-6 ) The Millbrook Press. 2 Old new Milford Rd. Brookfield, CT 06804
, a tale of the Plains Indians by Jennifer Berry Jones. Illustrated by Shannon Keegan A Sioux Indian legend about hard work, greed and punishment is adapted and retold in this book. Large, captivating drawings illustrate the relationship between humans, animals and nature that is the basis of this tale. Roberts Rinehart Publishers. 5455 Spine Rd, Mezzanine West, Boulder, CO.80301
Teaching about Haiti
. Network of Educators on the Americans 1118 22
ST. NW. Washington, DC. 20037 Is a study guide that helps students place the county’s ongoing political crisis in context. Haiti’s history and culture are presented through essays, interviews, folktales, poems and songs.
The Middle East.
: activities for the Elementary School Level combines aspects of Arab culture with interdisciplinary hands-on projects that teach about respect for self, others and the planet. Arab World and Islamic Resources and School Services 1400 Shattuck Ave., Suite 9 Beverly, CA 94709.
The Arabic World Mosaic
is a curriculum supplement that presents Arab society as a series of concentric circles that begin with the self, the family and the home and extend to the community, the environment and the world as a whole. Many of the stories and activities are based on real people in the Arab community. “Access Cultural Art Program” 2651 Saulino Court Dearborn, MI 48120 Native Americans.
, follows teen Charlie Lone wolf as he struggles to understand and identify with his Native Americans relatives, whom he calls “postcard Indians”. This contemporary drama provides a realistic view of present day Navajo life and has an “open” ending to promote students discussion. (grades 7 and up). Length 50 min. Chariot Productions, 2819 third St. Boulder, CO 80304.
. Teachers of hearing impaired students should find
Gopen’s Guide to Closed Captional Video
, a valuable, time-saving resource. The guide offers informative descriptions of more than 5,000 videos in 23 categories, including extensive documentary and educational listings. A “Descriptive Video” category appears in large type and contains programs that are made accessible to blind and visually impaired people. Caption Database, Inc. 1 Walkers Way, Framingham, MA 01701.