Sugar by Jewell Parker Rhodes is a terrific novel to incorporate in your Reconstruction unit, or while trying to incorporate books that allow your students to compare and contrast among several cultures. In this easy-to-read book, students see the changes in everyday life in the South after the Civil War has ended and the country is in the process of Reconstruction.
Included in this unit are:
Vocabulary, graphic organizers, and comprehension and higher-level thinking questions. The book is split into several sections, and a packet can be assembled using the chapter guides.
3 technology enhanced projects - exploring the Chinese calendar, comparing and contrasting cultures using Padlet, and finding similarities in other American trickster tales.
End-of-book test with answer key