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Black Elk's Vision
A Lakota Story
by S. D. Nelson

As a young Lakota boy, Black Elk was happy as he played, ran, and rode his pony. He did worry about the Wha-shi-choos who had started terrible battles against the Lakota people, but he did not really believe that they would come after him.

Black Elk received special help that would prepare him for a life filled with sadness, violence, and injustice. That help came in the visions that he had, the visions that helped him make choices about how he would face the problems that were coming. When he was an adult, he was finally able to share those sacred visions with his people to give them courage and guidance, too. He became a respected medicine man who wrote about the struggles of Native Americans.

The Kids' Wings literature guide invites group discussion, research, and skill building. Teachers who want students to understand history through the eyes of one who was there will want make this intermediate-level picture book part of their classroom libraries.

Research Links
Black Elk's Vision
by S. D. Nelson

The Lakota People--Wikipedia
Black Elk--Wikipedia
Black Elk Speaks

Native Spirituality ---Black Elk's Catholic Faith
Lakota-Dakota-Sioux Nation
The Great Sioux Nation

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You can purchase the 15-page unit for Black Elk's Vision, A Lakota Story for immediate download for only $8.95! Click Here to Download!

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The Activity Guide Contains:
Pre-Reading Discussion Cards
Anticipation Guide
Getting Ready to Read Embedded Nonfiction
2 -Page Readers’ Theater Introduction
Black Elk: A Character Study
Crossword Puzzle: The History of the Lakotas
Where in the World? Map Study
Multiple Choice Comprehension Activities
The Choices We Make, Extended Reading with Comprehension Questions
Researching Other Tribes
The Choices We Make, Extended Reading, Plus Alternate Version
Answer Keys

A special thanks to Laura's Midi Heaven for allowing us to use Prelude in c#, Op 3, No. 2 by Sergei Vasilievitch Rachmaninov as our background music


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