W.E.B. Dubois

CD - unabridged
Audio (2 discs)
Product Number: BM232
Released: Sep 20, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781423394358
Narrator/s: Roscoe Orman
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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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 DuBois pioneered the science of sociology. His detailed long-range study of an African American community in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was the first of its kind. DuBois hoped that knowledge, and the ensuing understanding, might lessen the prejudice against African Americans. Later DuBois sought more radical methods of countering racism. DuBois helped found the Niagara Movement and the NAACP, and became the editor of Crisis, the NAACP's journal. "Stunning reproduction and photos provide a clear sense of the times and settings. These attractive titles serve not only as quality report sources but also as a general interest titles." - School Library Journal

Author(s): Ryan Randolph

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Author(s): Ryan Randolph
Narrator(s): Roscoe Orman
Product Number BN899
Released: Jan 01, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781455805426

Professional reviews

"Randolph's accessible biography of Du Bois is complemented by Roscoe Orman's deep voice. With language and style directed towards youth, Randolph conveys the factual elements of Du Bois's life and his significance in the African-American struggle for civil rights. While children will enjoy this as a first foray into Du Bois, adults can enjoy it as a refresher on the major elements of Du Bois's life. Most useful are clarifying facts and definitions, essentially footnotes, throughout the production, which are indicated by a soft chime and an uncredited voice. Orman's tone for the narrative proves engaging and deliberate while the voice of the asides projects an appropriate matter-of-fact tone. L.E. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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