A Buss from Lafayette Teacher’s Guide

Breaking News!
A Buss from Lafayette  Teacher’s Guide
has been released!

(P.S. Available in paperback and e-book editions,
the Guide includes a link to download all
classroom handouts for easy printing!)


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Paperback or Kindle Edition from Amazon



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Here we are celebrating the release of our teacher’s guide for my award-winning historical novel for young readers, A BUSS FROM LAFAYETTE. (Sienna is on the left, I am on the right.)



A Buss from Lafayette  can be used as a “springboard” for helping students understand  1)  the American Revolution,  2)  the key role General Lafayette played in achieving independence,   3)  our nation’s “rock star” reception of the aging hero during his Farewell Tour of 1824-5, and,  4)  American life in the early 19th century. It can be enjoyed read aloud in a classroom, read in small groups, and, of course, read individually.

My colleague Sienna Larson and I have written A Buss from Lafayette Teacher’s Guide, which was released by BQB Publishing on April 1, 2018.

“This document is fantastic and any middle school teacher would love to use it while expanding on the many aspects of this fiction/non-fiction youth book.” – Gene Glover, Middle School Teacher and Principal

“There is no more crucial time than now to teach our children about the history of their country. The need for teachers to find ways to make history interesting is crucial. A Buss from Lafayette will provide not only historic background of the revolutionary time. . .but also a story that all children can identify with. . . The teachers’ guide also gives many wonderful suggestions of how to integrate subjects with the historical content of this novel. , , [and] suggests questions that challenge higher level thinking. I highly recommend this for teachers in grades 5-8.” – Susan Elliott, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Quinnipiac University; Literacy and Curriculum Development.

This is a great resource for a unit study of the revolutionary war. It includes a wide variety of activities in language arts, American history, mathematics and the arts. I really appreciate an organized and comprehensive study guide like this!
B. Heikkinen, Homeschool Mom

I welcome art, video, audio, or other projects that students create as per this guide’s suggestions, as well as anything else relevant they come up with.  Please send these to me at:   jensendorothea@gmail.com.

I plan to post the best ones I receive on my websites!

Also, please share your thoughts, questions, or additional ideas for activities to engage readers of this book by e-mailing me at the above address.  (Online reviews are always welcome, too!)