SAMUEL'S CHOICE
by Richard Berleth

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The lessons on this page were submitted by Susan McGuire, a third grade teacher in Bakersfield, California.



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567060: If You Lived When There Was Slavery In America If You Lived When There Was Slavery In America
By Anne Kamma / Scholastic Trade

Learn what life was like If you Lived When There was Slavery in America. Short, engaging question-and-answer chapters and stylized illustrations show how hard slaves were made to work, what life was like in the quarters, how you could learn to read, the punishments given out, what passes were, what games children played, what the underground railroad was, and more. 63 pages, softcover. Grades 3-5+.

461696: Escape from Slavery: Five Journeys to Freedom Escape from Slavery: Five Journeys to Freedom
By Doreen Rappaport / HarperCollins

Eliza and her baby, running across the ice. Selena and Cornelia Jackson, masquerading as boys. Henry Box Brown, shipping himself north in a wooden crate. Jane Johnson, risking everything to testify against her former owner in court. Ellen Craft, posing as her husband's owner. Escaping from slavery against overwhelming odds, these people were helped by courage, ingenuity, and the informal network known as the Underground Railroad. Here are their gripping stories, told by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Charles Lilly, and accompanied by information about slave laws of the era, key Underground Railroad leaders, and a bibliography. Recommended for ages 9 to 12.

6907X: My America: Freedom's Wings, Corey's Underground Railroad Diary, Book One My America: Freedom's Wings, Corey's Underground Railroad Diary, Book One
By Scholastic Trade

In Book One of his diary, Corey Birdsong's fate changes when his father flees the Kentucky plantation where they are slaves. Now Corey and his mother must head towards freedom, too, along the Underground Railroad.






Lessons in This Series



Chalk Box Kid



Flat Stanley



Boxcar Children



Surprise Island



Stone Fox



Lily and Miss Liberty



Helen Keller



The Tree That
Would Not Die



Little House
in the Big Woods



Muggie Maggie



Finding the Titanic



Go Fish



Hannah



Samuel's Choice



George Washington's
Breakfast



Beany Goes
To Camp



Amelia Bedelia
Bookworm



Catwings



Henry and Mudge
in Puddle Trouble



Nate the Great and the
Monster Mess



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