My students are inquisitive learners who love read and learn about new cultures and historical events. With that being said, over half of my students come from a low-income household. Literacy is a critical component of a child's education.
My students are in need of a class set of books so that they can better understand, through reading, what it was like for two people to grow up in a world riddled with hardship and warfare.
One of our upcoming units of study looks at the Lost Boys of Sudan. The book, "A Long Walk to Water," will allow students to read first-hand accounts of what life was like in Sudan.
These books will help add depth and perspective to our lesson on the Lost Boys of Sudan and the continued African water crisis. Students will read about two true stories that describe, in detail, what it was like for a young girl to walk several hours to fetch her daily water. They will read about a young boy who is among the thousands considered to be a Lost Boy of Sudan. Not only will they read about their individual experiences, but they'll learn how their lives connect.
Reading helps bring learning alive and provides us with a glimpse into what the life of someone else must be like.
Reading about the personal stories of two individuals helps to add more richness and depth to our understanding.
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