Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World
|1.||Explain why African American families wanted to migrate west after the Civil War.|
|2.||Explain what a rodeo is and its place in American history.|
|3.||Identify at least one famous African American cowboy and explain why he is known.|
|4.||Demonstrate an awareness of his or her own family tree.|
This seemingly simple story is rich with possibilities. Students can study African American history especially as it applies to settling the West. They can learn about genealogy and their family trees. A special focus on grandparents can help them develop relationships with a significant older person in their lives. Family relationships and gender roles can be explored. Students can make their own biscuits for a classroom contest, and the excitement of rodeos can be explored. Be sure to check out the Integrated Curriculum Ideas section at the end of this chapter, and dive into this story; you will not regret it!