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Learn about black history and improve reading comprehension

New from Edupress are cards that will help students learn about social studies and practice their reading skills at the same time.  The social studies cards now cover several countries including Japan,China,Africa, Mexico, as well as Ancient Egypt, Native Americans, American Symbols and Black History.

Help students understand what they read.

The black history set contains 32 6"by 8" cards with full color photos on the front and nonfiction text and comprehension questions of the back.  A teachers' guide is also included.  The students will be engaged by the many high-interest photos such as one of an African American infantry unit on the march and a photo of Alabama attorney Arthur Shores' house after it was fire-bombed because of his attempts to integrate the Birmingham schools. There are cards for a number of famous African Americans such as W.E.B.Dubois, and of important milestones in African American history including The Underground Railroad and The Civil Rights Act. All of the cards not only build knowledge for the students but also provide practice in reading for detail,building vocabulary, using context clues, inferring, and drawing conclusions.

The cards will work for both  individual and group reading activities and to prompt class discussion as well as in learning centers.

They are recommended for grades 3 and up.

In Chicago, Black History Reading Comprehension Cards are available at The Learning Tree,4419 N. Ravenswood Ave.,Chicago, 773-769-3737,

For black history month events in Chicago got to,0,4732394.story

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