Let's Go See Mother Wilkerson's Farm

Adventures in Learning Excellence

by The Lizzie Wilkerson Foundation & Earnest Hooks Jr.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/5/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 68
ISBN : 9781425980443
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781477276099

About the Book

These books are designed for the world of children and adults who are unfamiliar with the early 20th century farming culture. They  are created as teaching experiences seen through the eyes of extraordinary art by artist, Mother Lizzie Wilkerson. Not only will the reader enjoy farm history in the form of art, but will also love the challenge of finding the details of each painting by number. The mysteries of knowing what are a well, a milk chrun, a sausage making machine or a rub board are solved through the artist's descriptions. The Art and History Adventures (Volume 1) are filled with excitement and discovery of a culture from 100 years ago.

The third adventure, Enterprise,  (Volume 2) exposes the reader to the classic model of the farm enterprise used to produce new enterprises ranging from a lemonade stand to architecture, electronics or fashions; using  the Golden Seven Values- beginning with hard work and ending with rewards.  To enhance this exciting journey, a song entitled, We are Producers/Consumers, is included for class singing.

The next adventure, Your Winning Future, (Volume 2)  shows a picture album of young achievers for inspiration for the learners to go to a higher level of production.   In addition, a poem for memorization is included entitled, Your Winning Future. 

The fourth level of growth challenge is The Self-Expression Adventure.  Memorization of the poem, Breakthrough your Breakdowns is recommended for managing life challenges.  Also, each student should write a poem which best expresses his/her educational goals/career ambition.

The final progress indicator is The Platinum Growth Adventure.  Each student is encouraged to select and read one book or more per month from the appendix reading list; learn the nutritional values of, and eat fresh fruits and vegetables; visit a farm and write an essay for class reading.


About the Author

Earnest Hooks, Jr is a native of Atlanta, Georgia where he met Lizzie Wilkerson as a young child while his mother was visiting her home. He was educated at Howard University's School of Architecture and Harvard's GSD Professional Development Program. He is a registered architect, a certified building biologist and has practiced architecture for 30 years. He has mentored local kids for several years and currently serves as an Introduction Leader for Landmark Education, Inc. Writing is his second passion to architecture and design.