A Buss from Lafayette Teacher's Guide
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW! BQB Publishing Release Date April 1, 2018
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. A FULL ANSWER KEY IS INCLUDED!
"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 The teachers' guide also gives many wonderful suggestions of how to integrate subjects with the historical content of this novel.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."This document is fantastic and any middle school teacher would love to use it while expanding on the many aspects of this fiction/non-fiction youth book." - G. Glover, Middle School Teacher and Principal
About the AuthorsDorothea Jensen is the author of A BUSS FROM LAFAYETTE, THE RIDDLE OF PENNCROFT FARM, and seven other books. A former ESL, junior high and high school English teacher, she earned a BA in English at Carleton College and an MA in Secondary Education from the University of New Mexico. Sienna Larson has worked as an ESL teacher in Panama and in Ethiopia and as a homeschool teacher. She also researched and co-authored two books on international education and has created curricula for French and English language instruction for adults and children. She holds a BA in Political Science from McGill University and an MS in Technology from Northern Kentucky University.