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Literature: "Bud, Not Buddy" by Christopher Paul Curtis
These sites are about the book, “Bud, Not Buddy” and the author Christopher Paul Curtis. Includes lesson plans, discussion questions, study guides, online quiz, interviews, and photographs. Also covers the topic of the Great Depression, jazz in America, and attractions in Flint, MI. There is a link to eThemes resources on the Decade: 1930-1939.
This site provides brief information about the author and his books. Includes advice for young writers. Click "For Teachers" to find suggested classroom ideas and activities that go with his books. NOTE: This site has links to external websites.
This is a web-based thematic unit on "Bud, Not Buddy". Includes teacher and student resources that integrate the activities with technology. NOTE: the correct URL for Random House in teacher resources is http://www.randomhouse.com/teachers/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780440413288&view=tg.
This site has extensive lesson plans for grades five, eight, and eleven. The lesson plans are for social studies, American history, or music teachers. Also, watch a video of Jazz musician Thelonious Monk. NOTE: The video leads to YouTube.
Click on the "Play" icon to listen to a brief presentation on Flint, Michigan. Scroll down to find a list of attractions in Flint under the "Play" heading. Michigan. Note: The teacher should review the site before using in a classroom.
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, Amelia Earheart, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.