This is a literature unit for the classic book "We Shall Overcome" by Debbie Levy. It includes the following elements: Critical Thinking Questions, a Timeline of Historical Events, a Vocabulary Words activity, a Reflection Journal exercise, and links to extended activities. It is designed for grades 2 through 5 and it is in PDF format for easy download and printing.
Book Summary: It only takes a few words to create change. It only takes a few people to believe that change is possible. And when those people sing out, they can change the world. "We Shall Overcome" is one of their songs. From the song's roots in America's era of slavery through to the civil rights movement of the 1960s and today, "We Shall Overcome" has come to represent the fight for equality and freedom around the world. This important book, lyrically written by Debbie Levy and paired with elegant, collage-style art by Vanessa Brantley-Newton, pays tribute to the heroic spirit of the famous song that encompasses American history.
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