Priscilla and the Hollyhocks Activity & Discussion Guide
Enrich students' understanding of Priscilla and the Hollyhocks with the cross-curricular activities and questions in this discussion guide. Use these resources with the book to teach students about slavery and westward expansion in America.
Priscilla is only four years old when her mother is sold to another master. All Priscilla has to remember her mother by are the hollyhocks she planted by the cow pond. At age ten, Priscilla is sold to a Cherokee famiily and continues her life as a slave. She keeps hope for a better life alive by planting hollyhocks whever she goes. At last, her forced march along the Trail of Tears brings a chance encounter that leads to her freedom. This book includes an author's note with more details about this fascinating true story as well as instructions for making hollyhock dolls.