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Web-Based Thematic Unit:
Bud, Not Buddy

Follow the adventures of ten-year-old Bud as he sets out in search of this father. Set in Flint, Michigan during the Great Depression, Bud heads toward Grand Rapids where he hopes to meet the well-known Big Band leader H.E. Calloway who Bud believes is his father.

Written by Christopher Paul Curtis, Bud, Not Buddy is a wonderful work of historical fiction. It was awarded the 2000 Newbery Medal as well as the Coretta Scott King Award.

This web-based thematic unit contains resources and activities for both teachers and students.

The Teacher Resources section contains an overview of the unit, in addition to ideas for establishing the learning environment, resources, and technology setup. It also provides classroom management strategies and a series of lesson outlines with standards and benchmarks, lesson timing, book connections, and assessment tools.

The Student Resources section contains links to ten activities for children to complete as they read the book.


Developed by Annette Lamb, 3/00.