Primary Sources Teaching Kit: Civil Rights
. New York: Scholastic Inc., 2003. In this book is a collection of authentic documents and photographs of the civil rights movement in America. Included are materials to provide background knowledge, discussion questions and reproducibles.
Boyles, Nancy N.
Constructing Meaning: Through Kid-Friendly Comprehension Strategy Instruction.
Gainesville, Florida. Maupin House, 2004. This valuable resource provides teachers with a kid-friendly way to help students actively apply comprehension strategies while reading.
Deem, Debbie, LuAnn Freely, Cheryl Fullmer, Debbie Lienemann and Katie Moore.
Ready-To-Go Management Kit for Teaching Genre.
New York: Scholastic Professional Books, 2002.
All Shook Up: The Life and Death of Elvis Presley
. New York: Scholastic Press, 2001. The author offers a bittersweet account of the life of Elvis Presley and the times he lived in.
The 1950s: From the Korean War to Elvis.
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey: Enslow Publishers, Inc., 2000. Through picture and text, the author portrays this exciting time period in American history. He examines both the people and the events that made this decade such a memorable one.
We Shall Overcome: The History of the American Civil Rights Movement.
Minneapolis, Lerner Publications Company, 2003. The author presents a very vivid account of the civil rights movement, highlighting the important figures, events and court cases that were a part of this movement for social change. A detailed timeline is included.
Fountas, Irene C. and Gay Su Pinnell.
Guiding Readers and Writers Grades 3-6: Teaching Comprehension, Genre, and Content Literacy.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Heinemann, 2001. This text is an excellent teacher resource. Of significance to this unit are the sections discussing content literacy and the features of informational texts, particularly as they are found in biography.
Harvey, Edmund H. (ed.).
Our Glorious Century.
Pleasantville, New York: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., 1994. This book highlights many of the important historical moments and unforgettable events that made up the 20th century in the U.S.
Kretzer, Marilyn, Marlene Slobin, and Madella Williams.
Making Social Studies Come Alive!
New York: Scholastic Inc., 1996. This valuable teacher resource offers sixty-five engaging social studies activities and projects to try out in the classroom.
Marzano, Robert J., Debra J. Pickering and Jane E. Pollock.
Classroom Instruction that Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement.
Alexandria, Virginia: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2001. This book presents nine effective teaching strategies that have proven to bring about increased student learning. Detailed descriptions of real-life classroom examples of strategy use are given along with numerous frames, charts, graphinc organizers and rubrics.
Miller, Douglas T. and Marion Nowak.
The Fifties: The Way We Really Were.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1977. This book provides an in-depth portrait of the U.S. during this decade, focusing on both the social and cultural history of this time period.
Comprehension Activities for Reading in Social Studies and Science.
New York: Scholastic Professional Books, 2003. This wonderful teacher resource provides activities, strategies and graphic organizers for teachers to use in the classroom when integrating reading-skill instruction into the areas of Social Studies and Science.
Oakley, J. Ronald.
God's Country: America in the Fifties.
New York: Dembner Books, 1985. This book offers a comprehensive portrait of our country during the 1950s and highlights important people, trends, and beliefs held during those times.
Patterson, James T.
Grand Expectations: The United States, 1945-1974.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. The author looks at the important cultural, economic, and political events that comprised this time period in American history. It is very well-written.
40 Graphic Organizers that Build Comprehension During Independent Reading.
New York, Scholastic Professional Books, 2003. This excellent teacher resource provides a wealth of graphic organizers to use in the classroom that cover such comprehension skills as visualizing, retelling, sequencing events, making inferences and identifying main idea and key details.
The History of Rock & Roll.
New York: Franklin Watts, 1997. This book provides a comprehensive history of rock and roll from its earliest beginnings to the present. It examines music styles and leading personalities of this movement.
American Voices from the Civil Rights Movement.
New York: Benchmark Books, 2005. This book, which is part of a series, uses many primary sources (including letters, newspaper articles, speeches and songs) to tell the story of the civil right movement from the Reconstruction period to the present.
Van Tine, Elizabeth, Shirley Lee, Camille Cooper, and Barbara White.
Super Social Studies!
New York: Scholastic Inc., 1999. Another valuable teacher resource, this book provides many creative activities, games and manipulatives to help Social Studies come alive in the classroom.
Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years 1954-1965.
New York: Penguin Putnam, Inc., 1987. This book provides an excellent overview of the civil rights movement in America, telling the story through moving photographs and powerful prose.
The Importance of Elvis Presley.
San Diego, California: Lucent Books, 1997. This volume is part of a series and presents a comprehensive look at Presley's life and times through pictures and very engaging text. It includes bibliographies, chronologies and indexes.
New York: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 2002. This book, part of a Rock & Roll Hall of Famers series, tells the story of Presley's life through picture and text. 'Did You Know' facts are interspersed throughout the book.
Altman, Linda Jacobs.
The American Civil Rights Movement: The African-American Struggle for Equality
. Berkeley Heights, New Jersey: Enslow Publishers, Inc., 2004. The author provides us with a comprehensive account of the American Civil Rights Movement, starting with slavery and ending with the turn to militancy to effect change.
Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Company, 2002. This biography provides an in-depth look at the life and legacy of Malcolm X. It includes 'mini-biographies' of such influential figures as Louis Farrakhan, Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King, Jr., Elijah Muhammad.
Malcolm X: His Life and Legacy.
Brookfield, Connecticut: The Millbrook Press, 1995. This is an excellent biography written within the context of the civil rights movement. It includes many authentic black and white photos of important people and events in his life.
Collier, Christopher and James Lincoln.
The Changing Face of American Society 1945-2000
. New York: Benchmark Books, 2002. This volume, which is part of a series, moves in a chronological way from 1945 to 2000 in American history. It includes a comprehensive account of the civil rights movement from its beginnings up to the present.
Malcolm X: 1925-1965
Minnesota: The Child's World, Inc., 2002. This is an excellent biography that focuses on the numerous changes that Malcolm X went through in his life. It includes a timeline of important events as well as a glossary of terms that defined the times he lived in.
Malcolm X And Black Pride.
Brookfield, Connecticut: Gateway Civil Rights The Millbrook Press, 1991. This biography highlights Malcolm X's ability to inspire Blacks to take pride in the accomplishments of their race and to settle for nothing less than equal treatment.
Malcolm X: Another Side of the Movement.
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Silver Burdett Press, 1990. . This book tells the story of Malcolm X's life and describes the civil rights movement from his perspective.
Malcolm X: A Voice for Black America. Hillside,
New Jersey: Enslow Publishers, Inc., 1994. This biography highlights the numerous transfor-mations that Malcolm X went through during his life.
George, Linda and Charles.
Civil Rights Marches
. New York: Children's Press, 1999. This book focuses on the civil rights marches from 1958 to 1993 and the people who led them. A helpful timeline and glossary are included.
Shake, Rattle & Roll: The Founders of Rock & Roll.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2001. The author, experienced in writing many books about rock and roll, tells the story of this musical movement by introducing the reader to many of its pioneers, including Elvis.
Rachel Carson: Protecting Our Earth.
New York: McGraw Hill, 2000. The author of this well-written biography celebrates the life of Rachel Carson and uses 'docu-drama', including authentic dialog and quotes taken from letters and journals to tell the story of her life.
Elvis Presley: The King of Rock and Roll.
Chicago: Raintree, 2004. This book is taken from the Famous Lives series and tells the story of Presley from his humble beginnings to his untimely death. Many authentic photos accompany the text.
Hanmer, Trudy J.
An Album of Rock and Roll.
New York: Franklin Watts, 1988. This book provides a comprehensive history of rock and roll from its beginnings up through the late nineties. It includes photographs of many of its stars.
20th Century Music 40s & 50s: From War to Peace.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2001. The book, which is part of a series, presents composers, performers and musicians and the movements they were a part of in the context of their times. A section is devoted to the rock and roll movement.
Isaacs, Sally Senzell.
America in the Time of Martin Luther King Jr.: 1948-1976.
Des Plaines, Illinois: Heinemann Library, 2000. This book, which is part of a series, explores the history of our country from 1948 to 1976, using photos, reconstruction illustrations, and simplified text. It includes coverage of the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'revolution toward equality'.
Kallen, Stuart A.
Through the Decades: The 1950s.
San Diego, California: Lucent Books, Inc., 1999. This book, which is part of a series, provides an overview of the cultural, economic, and political factors that influenced people's lives in America during the fifties. It includes a very informative section on the beginnings of the environmental movement.
The Civil Rights Movement.
Edina, Minnesota: ABDO Publishing Company, 2001. Part of a six-book Black History series, this book tells of the Black people's struggle for civil rights in America. It includes short biographies of important civil rights figures.
The Roots of Rock: Volume II 1950s.
Bloomington, Minnesota: Abdo & Daughters, 1989. This book tells the story of the rock and roll movement through its many colorful figures. A large section is devoted to the King--Elvis Presley.
Four Against the Odds: The Struggle to Save Our Environment.
New York: Scholastic, Inc., 1992. This highly informative book portrays the lives and accomplishments of 4 people who devoted themselves to protecting the environment: John Muir, Rachel Carson, Lois Gibbs and Chico Mendes.
Krohn, Katherine E.
Elvis Presley The King.
Minneapolis, Lerner Publications Company, 1994. This well-written biography examines the life, times and legacy of Elvis Presley.
The Book of Rock Stars: 24 Musical Icons that Shine Through History.
New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 2003. This book includes mini-biographies of rock stars including Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and David Bowie.
Rachel Carson: Pioneer of Ecology.
New York: Viking Penguin, Inc., 1988. This biography was written by a local author who shares Carson's passion to preserve our earth. Written in a very appealing way for young readers, this book tells us about the life and legacy of Rachel Carson.
….If You Lived at the Time of Martin Luther King.
New York: Scholastic, Inc., 1990. This book describes the important time period in our country's history when Martin Luther King, Jr. led the struggles against segregation. Through its question and answer format young readers get a feel for the times and the significant events that occurred.
McKissack, Patricia and Fredrick.
The Civil Rights Movements in America from 1865 to the Present.
Chicago: Children's Press, 1987. This highly informative text provides us with an overview of the Black people's struggle for civil rights in America beginning with the Reconstruction period.
Remember the Journey to School Integration.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. The author uses archival photographs showing events of this movement. She combines them with a fictional story telling of the thoughts and feelings of students living through this time period where schools were separate and not equal. A very compelling book.
Myers, Walter Dean.
Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary.
New York: Scholastic Inc., 1993. This biography follows a picture-book format. Through engaging text and beautiful illustrations, it tells the story of Malcom X's life.
Ransom, Candice F.
Listening To Crickets--A Story About Rachel Carson.
Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, Inc., 1993. This delightful and informative biography traces the life of Rachel Carson from her childhood, when she took a special interest in the natural world around her, to her death. The impact of her book,
Rachel Carson: The Wonder of Nature
. Frederick, Maryland: Twenty-First Century Books, 1992. This book narrates the life of Rachel Carson, ending with a discussion of the impact of her book,
, on the growing environmental awareness of the public.
The Civil Rights Movement.
Great Britain: Hodder, Wayland, 2002. This book highlights many of the marches, boycotts and other forms of nonviolent protest used to effect social change in America. It includes a detailed date list and helpful glossary.
Malcolm X: Militant Black Leader.
Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 1989. This biography portrays the life and times of Malcolm X through text and authentic photographs. It includes an introduction by Coretta Scott King.
Malcolm X: Minister of Justice.
Chelsea House Publishers, 1994. This well-written biography includes a very compelling account of Malcolm X's last days. A bibliography, glossary and chronology are also included.
Stein, R. Conrad.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Chicago: Children's Press, 1993. Through authentic photos and text, the author presents us with the story of this highly significant historical event and its aftermath.
The Story of Malcom X Civil Rights Leader.
Milwaukee, Gareth Stevens Publishing, 1994. This carefully researched biography presents the life of Malcolm X in the context of the times in which he lived. It includes a section on the highlights of his life.
Rachel Carson: Voice for the Earth.
Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Company, 1992. This biography is written by an avid environmentalist who tells the story of Carson's life and the legacy she left behind. She includes Carson's own words as part of the telling of the story.
Weatherford, Carole Boston.
Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins.
New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2005. Following a picture-book format, this book tells the story of an eight-year-old Black girl living in 1960 who witnesses the Greensboro sit-ins. It also poignantly portrays the effect the growing civil rights movement has on her family members.