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Hope's Gift Discussion & Activity Guide

Use literature to teach young children about slavery, the American Civil War, and the Emancipation Proclamation. This discussion and activity guide for Hope's Gift by Kelly Starling Lyons includes pre-reading questions, discussion questions, lesson plans, and activities that align with Common Core reading standards. After reading the book, students will make an Emancipation Proclamation timeline, listen to a Negro spiritual, and write a poem about freedom.
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