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Uncle Jed's Barbershop

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Order Number: 126.0117
Format : DVD
Theme: Through persistence and belief in one’s self, dreams will often come true.

Sara Jean’s Uncle Jed, the only black barber in the county, overcomes many setbacks including the Great Depression of the 1930’s, as he works to save enough money to open his own barbershop.

LeVar finds out about making dreams come true with determination and faith, as he talks with The Persuasions, an a cappella quartet. These friends pursued their dream in spite of being told that a singing group without musical instruments didn’t have a chance for success.

Author: Margaree King Mitchell
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Field Trip Segments
My Barber is… – Kids on the show tell stories about their barbers.
Meet the Persuasions – The Persuasions, an a capella quartet who have been singing together for 33 years, tell how they got started and how important it was to go after their dream.
Meet Erin – LeVar introduces us to Erin Alvarez, who wants to be a veterinarian. She gets her support from vet Ricka Capovianco. Erin shares what she’s learned from Ricka and what they have in common.
Review Books:  A Peddler’s Dream by Janice Shefelman; Alvin Ailey by Andrea Davis Pinkney; Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree by William Miller.

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Click here for  Theme Lesson Plan -- "Black History"

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Rights granted with purchase include: a) life of media audiovisual use, b) public performance and c) campus or building close circuit and video streaming.

Ideal for Grades: K -4
Duration: 30 minutes
Closed Captioned
Series #126

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