Everything you need to understand or teach The Glory Field by Walter Dean Myers.
The Glory Field by Walter Dean Myers is the story of an African-American family. Beginning with the capture and enslavement of young Muhammad Bilal in 1753, The Glory Field journeys from the shores of West Africa to Curry Island, South Carolina. The saga of the captive Lewis family begins on the Live Oaks plantation in 1864. Their tradition, their story as a part of America, begins with a pair of heavy iron shackles.
Each part of The Glory Field takes place at specific points in American history. The individual lives of the characters contribute to a tapestry that is rich in meaning and profound in its message of perseverance and dignity.
In 1864, fourteen year-old Lizzy must leave Live Oaks and the people she loves after she is beaten by a merciless overseer. Lizzy knows nothing of the world outside the paths and cabins of the great plantation and her adventure...
The Glory Field Lesson Plans contain 122 pages of teaching material, including: