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Find a Way: The Life of Mary McLeod Bethune
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What if history were presented in a way that helped kids clearly connect the dots between past, present, and future?

What if we made the characters more relatable?

What if we presented short lessons that sparked interest, but didn’t tell the whole story (that way, you have to dig for the rest of it)?

So, with all of that in mind, I have put together a series of history “shorts,” simply called “Connections.” These podcasts are only about 15 minutes in length (hence the moniker “shorts”), so they are ideal as a jump-off point for further discussion, or as an introduction to someone that your child might find interesting enough to find out more. The content includes a brief history of a character, along with suggestions for more reading and/or activities. What I also discuss, which is why I call the series “Connections,” are the life lessons that each of us can learn from the historical character. After all, only a connection will resolve a disconnect, right?

In this installment of "Connections," meet Mary McLeod Bethune. From life on a South Carolinian homestead, to a distinguished teaching career on the Florida beaches, to traveling nationally and globally as a United States ambassador, Mary McLeod Bethune left an incredible legacy.  Her path to excellence was not at all easy, but she constantly found a way, and became the head of one of the nation’s leading institutions of higher learning.

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This title was added to our catalog on July 08, 2017.