Sunday, May 26, 2013

Social Studies Mentor Text Linky

I'm linking up with Amanda and Stacia at Collaboration Cuties for "must read social studies mentor texts." First, let me say I LOVE this linky! I struggled last year to find good books for our social studies standards, but books are SO useful to help kids "get it" (and remember it!). This is definitely true when studying people, which is about 90% of our SS standards. My favorite book that we read is Moses about Harriet Tubman.

This book does a great job of going through Harriet's life and helping kids (even my firsties) understand why she did what she did and how she must have felt. As a disclaimer, it's a little religious (you might guess that from the title) but it's a GREAT book! After we read this, we made a Harriet Tubman fact quilt that I talked about on my blog here.

I hope you'll link up and share your favorite social studies books! Click on the picture above to link up!


  1. Harriet Tubman is one of my favorite people to teach. Thanks for a great book suggestion. I haven't seen this one. Happy to be your newest follower!
    Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

  2. I was close to linking up this book tonight, too! :) I love it!
    ideas by jivey

  3. Thanks so much for sharing this text, as I have not seen it! So glad you stopped over to our blog--we are your newest followers... :0) All the best to you as you transition.

    Take care--
    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  4. Hi Amanda,
    I also teach first- good to know that this book is still meaningful for my students!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Creating a Thoughtful Classroom

  5. Great suggestion and congratulations on the new job! I see you have added some followers since my last visit. Congrats on that too. I am a follower so I'll be checking back with you often. :) Have a great day!
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

  6. I've heard about this book, but I still need to check it out! I want to get in on this linky, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late

  7. I have never heard of this book! We teach about Harriet in 4th as well, so this would be a great book for us! I'm so glad that you linked up! I love the quilt idea too!

    Collaboration Cuties

  8. I have never heard of this book but it sounds amazing! I will check it out for next year for sure!