Monday, December 14, 2015

Six Books for Teaching Early U.S. History

I taught fifth grade for several years and in our state that means teaching U.S. History during colonial times up to writing the Constitution.  I collected a number of books on the topic and here are my favorites.  Five of them I previously reviewed.  Just click on the titles below to get more information.

Night Journeys is about indentured servitude during colonial times.  Peter York wants to escape the family who has adopted him.  He finds two runaway servants and knows he can get a reward for turning them in.  Capturing them leads to complications he did not foresee.

 Chains: Seeds of America by Laurie Halse Anderson

Time-Travel with Exceptional Americans by Rush Limbaugh

King George: What Was His Problem? by Steve Sheinkin

The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin

The Fighting Ground by Avi

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  1. Add Blood on the River - great for early settlers in Virginia.

    1. I haven't read that yet. I will add it to my reading list. Thank you.


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