Literature: "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" by Mildred D. Taylor
These websites are about the book “Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry” by Mildred D. Taylor. Included are lesson plans, study guides, discussion questions, and more. One site gives a history of the Jim Crow Laws. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on the 1930’s that includes information about the Great Depression.
Scholastic: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Here is an introduction to this book and links to extension activities, vocabulary builder, discussion guide and writing prompt. Note: This site contains advertising.
WebQuest: Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Use this WebQuest with students as part of language arts activity with "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry".
WebQuest: The Great Depression
Students are guided to research selected sites to learn about The Great Depression. Teacher's guide to the activity is provided. An activity page for "Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry" is included.
Separate but Equal
This site from The Smithsonian provides lesson plans, additional websites, and an electronic field trip about the history of segregation.
America in Hard Times
This site provides lesson plans and websites about different aspects of The Great Depression.
Multnomah County Library Talk it Up!
Here are discussion questions for the book. Some of the discussion questions contain spoilers, so make sure you read the book before looking at this website.
SuccessLink: Lesson Plan
This lesson plan includes worksheets.
Explore this study guide, which contains information about the historical context of the book, a timeline, and discussion questions.
PBS: From Swastika to Jim Crow
Scroll down to read about the Jim Crow laws of the 1930s.
eThemes Resource: Decades: 1930-1939
These sites are about the history and events of the 1930s. Learn more about the causes and effects of the Great Depression. There are many primary documents, including oral histories, photographs, newspaper articles, and audio files. Also includes maps and timelines. There are links to eThemes Resources on books set in the 1930s.
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