ERIC Number: ED404650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
America as Story: Historical Fiction for Middle and Secondary Schools. Second Edition.
Coffey, Rosemary K.; Howard, Elizabeth F.
Intended for use with grades 5-12, this book offers 201 titles of carefully selected novels as an antidote to students' laments about history being boring--good historical fiction that animates the data found in textbooks. The book is an expanded and updated edition of an earlier publication and includes 86 new titles, as well as 40 titles recommended for advanced readers. Each entry in the book includes brief annotations, comments on what readers will learn about historical events, and suggestions for reports and activities. The book should be useful for librarians as an expert selection guide; for teachers as a tool to blend fiction into their curriculum; for homeschooling parents as assistance in lesson planning. The book contains an expanded section for eighth graders on the American Revolution and the Civil War. The stories in the book reflect the many cultures of America, including African Americans, Asians, Europeans, Latinos, and Native Americans. (CR)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Curriculum Enrichment, Instructional Effectiveness, Intermediate Grades, Middle Schools, Multicultural Education, North American Culture, Novels, Reading Motivation, Recreational Reading, Secondary Education, United States History
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Media Staff; Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Library Association, Chicago, IL.