We read many other stories to go along with Who Owns The Sun sun. Surprisingly the story that I thought she would like best she did not care for so much and she LOVED this book. Its a great true story about a man who was shipped in a box to freedom. A must read!She asked me to read this again and again.
We got out a box and I had the kids take turns inside the box while I slid it around the room and gently flipped it over so they really got a feel for what Henery went through.
We also started reading the newer American girl books Marie-Grace and Cecile
These are historic charecters set in New Orleans in 1853 this was a great extension to our studies with who owns the sun.
One of our extension stories talked about how the slaves only ate scraps and food that the white owners would not eat. We cooked Collard greens and cornbread for dinner just like the slaves ate out in the fields in the story Working Cotton. I also used up some ox tail from our grassfed cow and made ox tail soup.
Ox tail soup, cornbread, collard greens, and watermelon.
By the end of the week the kids had a good understanding of what slaves went through and what the Underground railroad was.