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In the early 1800s, a plantation with many slaves lay on one side of the Bok Chitto River in Mississippi. On the other side of the river lay a nation of Indian people, the Choctaws. What events could occur that would bring these people together?
You would need to ask Choctaw storytellers who have kept the story alive for 200 years. Tim Tingle is one. He will tell you about a normal Choctaw girl named Martha Tom whose life was changed forever while she was picking blackberries and stumbled into a secret slave church service. The storyteller will tell you how a secret pathway across the river led to a miracle that transformed the lives of seven black slaves the night Martha Tom became a hero.
Now, Tim Tingle has written the words of a story in a picture book that you will want to read again and again.
The Kids Wings literature guide for CROSSING BOK CHITTO, A CHOCTAW TALE OF FRIENDSHIP AND FREEDOM was written my master teacher Suzy Red and comes to you in PowerPoint, PDF and MP3 formats.
The activities include:
* Discussion Cards
* Crossword Puzzle
* Anticipation Guide
* 3-Page Readers’ Theater Script
* Using Your Summarization Skills to Create The Ballad of Bok Chitto
* Recorded Song and Background Music for The Ballad of Bok Chitto
* Character Changes/Transformations
* Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities
* 2 Research Projects
To hear the Bok Chitto Song that is included in this unit, open this page in
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Free Black History Literature Guide from Suzy Red:
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