The Drinking Gourd is the story of young 'misbehaving' Tommy, who accidentally discovers a family of runaway slaves who his father has hidden in their barn. Tommy helps his father hide Big Jeff, Vinnie, Little Jeff, and baby Pearl in the hay wagon and take them to the river, following the route of the drinking gourd, a constellation in the northern sky pointing the way to freedom. While his father goes for the boat, a slave search party approaches and Tommy must think quickly to save them. Progeny Press Study Guides provide teachers, parents, and students with literary analysis based upon the foundation of the Bible. Examining well-written literature in relation to biblical standards, students will develop and refine how they deal with man's philosophies while learning about the craft of writing. Progeny Press Study Guides deal with literature as works of art and philosophy as they explain and use literary terms; deal with plot construction; dig into character studies; and bring attention to themes and ideas the author has crafted. Easy-to-use lessons include vocabulary, comprehension, analysis and critical thinking exercises, questions on related Biblical principles, activities, and a complete answer key. 25 pages, paperback. Grades 1-3.
- Type: Perfect (Student/Stdy Gde)
- Category: > Home Schooling
- ISBN / UPC: 9781586093006/1586093002
- Publish Date: 8/1/2007
- Item No: 118172
- Vendor: Progeny Press