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Instructional Video for Teachers and Parents to Use in Conjunction with “Abigail & John”

From Executive Producer David Bruce Smith, comes a new instructional video that offers teachers and parents pedagogical strategies and activities to use in conjunction with Abigail & John, the inaugural book in the Grateful American Book Series

WASHINGTON, DC, March 25, 2020 – From Executive Producer David Bruce Smith, author of Abigail & John, comes an engaging and illuminating instructional video, produced by Torrey Maloof. It is designed to enhance the teaching and learning experience; its tutorials provide inspirational and creative activities, along with teaching strategies aimed to get the most out of the highly regarded book, Abigail & John.

Abigail & John examines the unique roles the Adams’s played in the formation of America, and the contributions and sacrifices they made for democracy. The video complements the book perfectly, and illuminates the endless possibilities for using the text at home and in the classroom.

The video contains literacy activities to engage and support readers. Art activities connect students with the unique and brilliant illustrations produced for the book by the world-renowned artist Clarice Smith. Furthermore, STEM-based activities, and of course, Social Studies activities are covered in-depth, as well.

Additionally, a free downloadable curriculum packet is included on the website. It features activity sheets that accompany the points explained in the video in addition to assessments to assess student learning. These will assist teachers and parents in a further engagement with Abigail & John. To view the video and download the curriculum activities go to Teaching Abigail and John.

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