A Buss from Lafayette Teacher's Guide
BQB Publishing will be releasing this new, improved guide
for using A Buss from Lafayette in the classroom this July!!
Written by Dorothea Jensen, M.A., and Sienna Larson, M.S., this guide will soon be re-issued as a paperback book and e-book by BQB Publishing. This guide includes: bulletin board ideas, vocabulary exercises, varied handouts, puzzles and games, reading comprehension quizzes, discussion questions, individual and class project suggestions, cross-curricular activities (language arts, reading, social studies, mathematics, health and safety, art, music, dance, drama, recipes, and suggestions for real and virtual "field trips.")
Topics covered include the American Revolution, Lafayette's role in our fight for independence, Lafayette's Farewell Tour in 1824-5, and everyday life and customs in rural America in the 1820s.
"There is no more crucial time than now to teach our children about the history of their country. The need for teachers to find ways to make history interesting is crucial. A Buss from Lafayette will provide not only historic background of the revolutionary time. . .but also a story that all children can identify with. . . The teachers' guide also gives many wonderful suggestions of how to integrate subjects with the historical content of this novel. , , [and] suggests questions that challenge higher level thinking. I highly recommend this for teachers in grades 5-8." - Susan Elliott, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Quinnipiac University; Literacy and Curriculum Development.