Listen and learn all about W.E.B. Du Bois, one of the founders of the NAACP and pioneer of the science of sociology. Du Bois was born in 1868, just three years after the end of the Civil War and five years after Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves. His ancestors had been slaves, but both of Du Bois' parents were raised as free blacks. Du Bois believed that a long-range study of African Americans in the United States might help reformation against racial violence. In 1903 he wrote, Souls of Black Folk, which was the first book that described what it was like to be African American in the United States and also widely read. Unabridged audio CD; approximately 1 hour 39 minutes; 2 CDs.
Grade Level: 3-4 Age Level: 8-9 Listening Level: Grades 4-6 The Library of American Lives and Times Biographies For Grades 4-8 Correlated to the Curriculum Extend the learning through this new biography series. The Library of American Lives and Times use extensive primary resources as it brings American history to life for your students. Learn about some of the greatest players who helped in shaping America as it grew from a colony to a world super power. Through a chronological narrative, enriched with diary entries, letters, and other primary documents, students will learn about the various stages of our nation's development, as well as learning to think about history from the perspective of both individuals and society. By learning about history from a particular and unique biographical perspective, each student will learn about the following themes that form the framework for the social studies standards: Culture; People, Places, and Environments; Individual Development and Identity; Individuals, Groups, and Institutions; Power, Authority, and Governance; Production, Distribution, and Consumption; Global Connections: Civic Ideals and Practices. These books are comprehensive biographical treatments of important Americans, emphasizing not just their lives, but the times in which they lived. Dr. William Edward Du Bois pioneered the science of sociology. His detailed long-range study of an African American community in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was the first of its kind. Du Bois hoped that knowledge, and the ensuing understanding, might lessen the prejudice against African Americans. Later Du Bois sought more radical methods of countering racism. Du Bois helped found the Niagara Movement and the NAACP, and became the editor of Crisis, the NAACP's journal. These attractive titles serve not only as quality report sources, but also as general interest titles. School Library Journal