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This historical fiction is sure to capture your students' attention, simply because of its topic: the yellow fever epidemic that ravaged colonial Philadelphia. The protagonist’s true-to-life actions—immature, heroic, and fearful—will make your classes want to continue reading about…

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Your middle-grade readers will love this work of historical fiction by bestselling author Sharon Draper. In the Depression-era South, avoiding discrimination is next to impossible for Stella and her family. But after she accidentally witnesses a Ku Klux Klan rally late one night, life in her…

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…Birmingham during the 1960s turmoil just prior to the infamous bombing of a black church there. The Watsons Go to Birmingham is fictional, but the historical aspects are true. This novel has become very popular; it's a heartwarming story, both hilarious and moving, and is an easy ready. This book is…

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Flags of Our Fathers is a powerful glimpse into a picture that speaks volumes in its historical context. Everyone has seen the photo, but do they know the story behind it? You've seen it, the picture of soldiers raising a flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima. Perhaps one of the most important moments ever…

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In this historical novel, a Chinese-American widower finds himself revisiting his past memories of his turbulent schooldays. As he searches to discover what may have happened to his childhood sweetheart, he is forced to confront hard truths and promises he made years ago. Set in Seattle and…

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…classic war stories by Stephen Crane, including The Little Regiment, A Mystery of Heroism, and A Gray Sleeve. A great addition to your classroom historical texts. This book is eligible for Prestwick House paperback volume discounts. You'll always save at least 25% on any paperback you order. If the…

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A Gathering of Days is an award–winning 1979 historical novel by Joan Blos. It is written in the form of a journal by a young girl living in New England. The journal details her life from 1830 to 1832. Numerous experiences shape her life, including her aid to an escaped slave, her…

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Part mystery, part social commentary, this story is both historically accurate and a great way to create relevant discussions about race issues in your classroom. Told from eleven different points of view, this novel details the effects of the Ku Klux Klan on a small town and the shooting that tears…

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Help your students become immersed in the literature they are studying. Take their understanding and enjoyment to a whole new level with the Historical Context Pre-Reading Activity eLesson from The Glass Menagerie Activity Pack. Each interactive, hands-on activity contains clear-cut directions to…

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Help your students become immersed in the literature they are studying. Take their understanding and enjoyment to a whole new level with the Historical Background Knowledge Pre-Reading Activity eLesson from the Anthem Activity Pack. Each interactive, hands-on activity contains clear-cut directions…

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…Packs contain everything you need to strengthen your students reading skills a must-have for every middle grades classroom! The Fever 1793 Historical Research Pre-Reading Activity contains a reproducible skills-based activity created especially for students in grades 4-8 along with a comprehensive…

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Help your students become immersed in the literature they are studying. Take their understanding and enjoyment to a whole new level with the Historical Background - Activity for Parados eLesson from the Antigone Activity Pack. Each interactive, hands-on activity contains clear-cut directions to…

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