Faith Ringgold
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Biography and Background

Faith Ringgold
The author's official website.

Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky

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My Dream of Martin Luther King

My Dream of Martin Luther King
This Teacher Guide includes a pre-reading activity, thematic and interdisciplinary connections, vocabulary, and titles for further reading.

My Dream of Martin Luther King
Summary, analysis, and 4 sets of discussion questions based on themes in the story.

Tar Beach

Faith Ringgold Family Portrait
A mixed-media painting portrait-painting lesson for elementary art students. This lesson uses prints of Faith Ringgold's Church Picnic Painting Series and the her book Tar Beach as visuals and as a way to stimulate conversation and an awareness about the meaning of family.

Flying to Freedom: Tar Beach and The People Could Fly
Third through fifth grade students work in small discussion groups to compare and contrast the two texts and develop Venn diagrams. After the group discussions, students work individually to write a reflective essay. By examining the relationship between two different types of narrative set in two time periods, students learn about the significance of genre and historical context.

A Picture is Worth … A Thousand Different Stories: Using Visual Media to Engage the Imagination and Enhance Skills for Analyzing and Synthesizing Information
This extensive unit includes uses Tar Beach to teach drawing inferences in Lesson Plan Three.

Stories in Quilts
This series of 4 lessons explores quilts and Tar Beach .

Tar Beach
Prereading activity, thematic and interdisciplinary connections, vocabulary, and related titles.

Vocabulary from Tar Beach
Students learn and categorize 6 vocabulary words.



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