ERIC Number: ED266054
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Clear de Road: A Manual for Teachers to Accompany a Virgin Islands History Textbook of the Same Name on Virgin Islands History for Fourth Grade.
Sage, Jewel Ross
This teacher's manual accompanies a supplementary fourth grade Virgin Islands history textbook, depicting the struggle of West African ancestors from slavery to emancipation and beyond The title of the text is the name of a freedom song used by Danish West Indian slaves in the fight for emancipation. Written from an Afro-West Indian perspective, 13 chapters focus on the early Virgin Islanders; Christopher Columbus' visit; economic reasons motivating Europeans to settle in the islands of the Caribbean; Denmark and the West African slave trade; Africa before the Europeans; the West African slave in the Danish West Indies; early struggles for freedom; the road to freedom; the Proclamation of 1847; after emancipation; the new struggle; readiness for change; and the St. Croix Labor Rebellion of 1878. Each chapter of the teacher's manual contains six main components: (1) an introduction focusing on controversial issues in history, (2) preparing the lesson, (3) teaching the lesson, (4) student exercises, (5) answer keys, and (6) references for additional readings. Appendices include suggested readings for student and teacher and related audiovisual material. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Program.
Authoring Institution: Virgin Islands Bureau of Libraries, Museums and Archaeological Services, St. Thomas.; Virgin Islands Government Dept. of Education, Charlotte Amalie.
Identifiers - Location: Virgin Islands