Cindy Hewitt is a retired teacher with a passion for children's literature. Read-aloud stories add quality to a child's life experiences.
National Geographic Kids Books Celebrate 3 Extraordinary Black Women in the Political Arena
Learn About VP Kamala Harris With National Geographic Kids
Tonya K. Grant's Kamala Harris, published by National Geographic Kids Books, is an educational book that parents and teachers will want to add to their homeschooling library. It is an extraordinary period in our history to begin introducing our children to our political system with books that feature influential political leaders. February is Black History Month and teachers and parents who homeschool will want to include interesting material to celebrate black history.
This small paperback includes an autobiography of our Vice President, fun facts about her early involvement in issues that affected African Americans, and her climb to the vice presidency. Who knew that she used an ironing board for a desk when she ran for district attorney in San Francisco , California?
Grant includes vocabulary words set in bubbles for students to add to their political vocabulary. A comprehensive timeline of Kamala's career is included. A quiz completes this fun read. Kamala Harris from National Geographic Kids books has an ISBN of 978-1-4263-7325-1. It is recommended for ages 7-11.
National Geographic's Photos of Kamala's Career Expand the Learning
Stacey Abrams in the Political Arena
Melissa H. Mwai's Stacey Abrams, published by National geographic Kids Books, is the second in a series about influential African American women on our political stage. An autobiography, fun facts, and photos that feature political activities in Abrams' career are all part of this book. The issue of voting rights is at the center of Abrams' interests. The section of Cool Facts is engaging for learning about Abrams. The section of Abrams' Cool Firsts will also engage students in learning about Abrams. Who knew that she was the recipient of the first ever Social Justice Impact Award?
Mwai includes vocabulary words in bubbles throughout the book. All vocabulary words are related to our political system. Mwai includes a quiz at the conclusion.
Stacey Abrams from National Geographic Kids Books has an ISBN of 978-1-4263-7326-8. It is recommended for ages 7-11.
Photos Enhance the Learning About Abrams
Shirley Chisholm's Political Career
Tonya Bolden's Speak Up, Speak Out! The Extraordinary Life of "Fighting Shirley Chisholm" is also a publication of National Geographic Partners LLC. It is recommended for ages 9-12. It is also a winner of the Coretta Scott King Honor Award.
Speak Up, Speak Out! is a comprehensive timeline and highly interesting accounts of life events in Chisholm's life and political career. Bolden includes an Author's Note about her interest in Chisholm. She also includes a comprehensive of added resources to learn about Chisholm's career.
Speak Up, Speak Out! has an ISBN of 978-1-4263-7237-7.
Photos Add to the Learning About Shirley Chisholm's Political Career
Activities for Enhancing Reading and Celebrating Black History Month
Educators and parents who are homeschooling their children will want to add activities to celebrate Black History Month along with reading these three books from National Geographic Kids Books.
*Assign a project for students to present to their class or for a homeschooling project to learn more about their favorite political figure from this book series.
*Make a list of all political vocabulary words from both Kamala Harris and Stacey Abrams autobiographies. Assign a writing project for students to use these political vocabulary words in sentences.
*Assign a writing project for students to write about their favorite activities that these 3 women engaged in during their careers.
*Homeschooled students might like to enroll in the National Geographic Kids Super Readers program. Incentives for reading, awards, and fun reading experiences are all part of this special program.
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