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Subject: Who uses Dear America?
Date Posted: 12/9/2007 9:37 PM ET
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Is there an online curriculum guide for using Dear America for history?

Date Posted: 12/10/2007 1:09 PM ET
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Hey Michelle, I use these with our history and the best that I have found is on Scholastic. They have a summary and then they have questions for the children to answer. I have a seven yearold who is still trying to learn how to read and I have a 12 yo who reads everything but hates writing and public speaking. So I have adapted the questions so my youngest can draw a picture or verbally answer the questions and my oldest has to write completely sentences or paragraphs to some of them or present them in an oral report which (I know I'm a mean teacher) she has a week to work on and I want to her to give it with as few of notes as possible. Hope this helps, but if you find anymore let me know, please. Stacey PS I tried putting in the link and I can't get it to work. But I just did a search on scholastic I think it was under lesson plans.

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Date Posted: 12/10/2007 8:22 PM ET
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Love the Dear America books!  I found some lesson plans by just entering the title of the book + lesson plan in google and found several.  Specifically I remember the Titanic, Jamestown and Civil War Diaries.  I also found some themed notebooking pages.

Date Posted: 12/11/2007 7:34 AM ET
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Thanks for the info on the lesson plans.   I have one of the books to use this year.  I picked it because the title is my husband's full name, so we just had to throw it in.