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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