Carter Reads the Newspaper
This historical biography is about Dr. Carter G. Woodson and his importance in Black History. It highlights his resilience, pride, courage, and determination and may help broaden student understanding of equality, freedom, and democratic rights. In an elementary classroom, this resource lends itself well as a read-aloud and will provide opportunities for discussions and further learning about Black History. Dr. Woodson endured many hardships in his childhood, but his life changed when he met a man who introduced him to the world of reading and books, inspiring an appreciation for education, which allowed Carter to eventually complete a Ph.D. at Harvard University. Teachers may use this resource to discuss citizenship, racism, equality, current events, access to higher education, literacy, and how privilege is seen throughout history and today.