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

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Scarecrow Press, 2004 - Education - 394 pages
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.
 

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Prior to 1600
3
American Colonial Experience 1600 to 1774
5
American Revolution 1775 to 1783
15
Westward Expansion and Settlement Including Native Americans 1784 to 1916
19
Slavery and Abolitionists 1814 to 1865
43
The Civil War 1861 to 1865
53
Immigration Ethnicity and American Assimilation 1800 to the Modern Era
61
Reconstruction to PreWorld War I 1866 to 1916
71
Africa
179
Armenia Turkey Israel and the Middle East
187
China Korea India Pakistan and Tibet
193
Vietnam and Thailand
201
Japan
205
Australia New Zealand and the Pacific Islands
211
Canada
215
Mexico Central and South America and the Caribbean
221

World War I Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression 1917 to 1940
83
World War II 1941 to 1945
99
Mid20th Century to the Present
107
Prehistory and the Ancient World to the 5th Century
121
Europe5th to 15th Centuries Dark Ages Middle Ages and Renaissance
127
Europe16th to 18th Centuries Discovery Reformation Enlightenment and Liberty
137
Europe19th Century
147
EuropeFirst Half of the 20th Century World War I World War II and the Holocaust
153
EuropeMid20th Century to the Present
173
American
229
International
251
A Guide to the Awards
313
Sources
337
AuthorTitle Index
349
Subject Index
381
About the Author
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Beth Zarian is currently a member of the curriculum committee of School District 67 in Lake Forest, Illinois.

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