AFRICAN-AMERICAN HEROES OF THE CIVIL WAR
Reproducible activity book
An introduction asks "What is a hero," then lays out the broad context of American slavery, resistance, and roles African Americans played in the Civil War. Next come profiles of six heroic figures on the battlefields and behind the lines: Andre Cailloux, William Carney, Robert Smalls, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and Charlotte Forten. The simple, easy-to-read biographies precede a glossary, vocabulary activity, reading comprehension questions, creative project, map activity, and additional thumbnail biographies of similar heroes. For example, the chapter on William Carney, hero of the 54th Massachusetts attack on Fort Wagner, concludes with the stories of other Congressional Medal of Honor winners. Teacher pages suggest ELL strategies and, as a culminating project, creation of heroic action comic books.
8" x 10½"
J. Weston Walch
Reading level: grades 4–5. Interest level: grades 5–12.