Around the World with Historical Fiction and Folktales: Highly Recommended and Award-Winning Books, Grades K-8

Around the World with Historical Fiction and Folktales: Highly Recommended and Award-Winning Books, Grades K-8

By: Beth Bartleson Zarian (author)Paperback

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As more school districts undergo the painstaking task of curriculum integration, resources that offer children an opportunity to live vicariously in times and places they cannot experience any other way become increasingly necessary. Whether two teachers are covering the same topic in separate classes (e.g. English and history), or designing a thematic unit with the school librarian, this book will assist all parties in the selection of high quality literature. In this handy guide to nearly 800 award winning historical fiction for Kindergarten through 8th grade, Beth Zarian literally spans the globe. Entries are first divided into three sections - American history, world history, and myths and folklore - then chronologically from prehistoric times to present day, and finally by grade level. Each entry is accompanied by a short annotation. For anyone wishing to teach historical facts in an entertaining way, Around the World with Historical Fiction and Folktales is the only way to travel.

About Author

Beth Zarian is currently a member of the curriculum committee of School District 67 in Lake Forest, Illinois.


Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Part 2 Part I: American History Chapter 3 1. Prior to 1600 Chapter 4 2. American Colonial Experience: 1600 to 1774 Chapter 5 3. American Revolution: 1775 to 1783 Chapter 6 4. Westward Expansion and Settlement, Including Native Americans: 1784-1916 Chapter 7 5. Slavery and Abolitionists: 1814 to 1865 Chapter 8 6. The Civil War: 1861 to 1865 Chapter 9 7. Immigration, Ethnicity, and American Assimilation: 1800 to the Modern Era Chapter 10 8. Reconstruction to Pre-World War I: 1866 to 1916 Chapter 11 9. World War I, Roaring Twenties, and the Great Depression: 1917 to 1940 Chapter 12 10. World War II: 1941 to 1945 Chapter 13 11. Mid-20th Century to the Present Part 14 Part II: World History Chapter 15 12. Prehistory and the Ancient World to the 5th Century Chapter 16 13. Europe-5th to 15th Centuries: Dark Ages, Middle Ages, and Renaissance Chapter 17 14. Europe-16th to 18th Centuries: Discovery, Reformation, Enlightenment, and Liberty Chapter 18 15. Europe-19th Century Chapter 19 16. Europe-First Half of the 20th Century: World War I, World War II, and the Holocaust Chapter 20 17. Europe-Mid-20th Century to the Present Chapter 21 18. Africa Chapter 22 19. Armenia, Turkey, Israel, and the Middle East Chapter 23 20. China, Korea, India, Pakistan, and Tibet Chapter 24 21. Vietnam and Thailand Chapter 25 22. Japan Chapter 26 23. Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands Chapter 27 24. Canada Chapter 28 25. Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean Part 29 Part III: Myths and Folktales Chapter 30 26. American Chapter 31 27. International Chapter 32 Appendix A: A Guide to the Awards Chapter 33 Appendix B: Sources Chapter 34 Author/Title Index Chapter 35 Subject Index Chapter 36 About the Author

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780810848160
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 408
  • ID: 9780810848160
  • weight: 608
  • ISBN10: 0810848163

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