A Song Full of Hope: 1770-1830

A Song Full of Hope: 1770-1830




Covering the years that preceded the American Revolution through the decades in which our nation was forged, this book and accompanying CD recount, like no others, the African American experience through contemporaneous documents, diaries, visuals, and texts. These primary sources provide insight into the public and private worlds of those who came before us and shaped the United States of America. The documents make clear the importance of race in the formation of a common American culture. They pay tribute to the strength, endurance, creativity, and contributions of those often ignored in conventional textbooks. A Song Full of Hope offers an inclusive American history, revealing the interracial, multicultural heritage that became the foundation of our nation.

A Song Full of Hope is Sourcebook 2 in the groundbreaking five-volume series, Making Freedom: African Americans in U.S. History. Developed by Primary Source Inc., a nonprofit organization promoting historically accurate, culturally inclusive studies, the series offers a wealth of primary source materials compiled by leading scholars, classroom teachers, and curriculum specialists. Each sourcebook in the series contains:

  • context essays written by scholars in African American history
  • lesson plans written largely by teachers for teachers
  • a glossary
  • an accompanying CD, featuring all the primary source materials, plus supplementary materials, a chronology of events, an annotated bibliography, and recordings of music.
Innovative and intellectually compelling, these curriculum materials fit into the conventional "scope and sequence." Use a single sourcebook independently or all five to form a powerful vehicle for bringing the history of African American life to middle and high school classrooms.

The system requirements for the CD are:

Pentium Processor (233Mhz or higher)
Windows 95 or higher
64 MB RAM (more recommended)
SVGA Color Display (or better)
8x CD-ROM Drive (or faster)

PowerPC Processor
System 8 (or higher)
64MB RAM (more recommended)
SVGA Color Display (or better)
8x CD-ROM Drive (or faster)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780325005164
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 03/19/2004
Series: Making Freedom: African Americans in U.S. History Series
Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Primary Source is an educational non-profit located in Watertown, Massachusetts. Its mission is to promote accurate history and humanities education through explicit inclusion of peoples who have been misrepresented or excluded in mainstream history. Primary Source is known widely for its professional development services and curriculum resources for K-12 teachers and school communities. In a six-year collaboration with scholars and classroom teachers, Primary Source developed Making Freedom: African Americans in U.S. History to enable teachers across the nation to incorporate the important contributions of African Americans into their U.S. History curriculum.

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