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Read a Historical Fiction

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Mississippi Jack
The book tells an interesting adventure of a heroine going across the Western America through river travel in the 19th century. And there are some characters that are historical.

I read Bewitching Season.

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Bewitching Season by Marrissa Doyle
This book takes place in the 1800's

Read a book

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Heroes A-Z #4 Digging for Dinos By David Anthony

I read Inside out and Back Again

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Inside out and Back Again by: Thanhha Lai

I read a book called War Horse

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Title-War Horse Author-Michael Morpurgo
War Horse is so touching and is so emotional. The bond between the boy and the horse really came in between by heart... I literally was crying at the end. Amazing, though....

Read book about Mount Rushmore.

They are still caving the presidents faces.

Read Washington DC book.


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Viking Ships at Sunrise by Mary Pope Osborne


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return of the mummy
i learned about prince kar ruh

Attended Book Group

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Also watched the author's discussion which was recorded last year at Michigan State.  

Back in time Historical events word search


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Ancient Greece

I read Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore.

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I read Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore.
Mr. Penumbra's library has a small section of current books in the front of the store. But in the Backlister's section, from floor to ceiling there are tomes of manuscripts written in codes dated back hundreds of years ago. Only a handful of registered borrowers can check them out. What is in these volumes? Can Google help to solve the mystery? This amazing, fantastic fiction comes with a clever cover. It glows in the dark!

Read "Beyond Belief"

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Beyond Belief by Jenna Miscavige Hill

Hill looks back on her life growing up as a Scientologist, and explains what led up to her leaving the Church at age 22.

Watched a movie on the Holocaust

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The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
I read a book before the movie, which was quite sad. Then when we watched the movie, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, the whole class was in tears because it was so sad.

Time Marches On!

History is full of days and years which have special meaning. 1492? Columbus discovered America. 1776? America declared its independence. 1929? The stock market crashed. We all learned about these significant dates in school. However, these are just some of the years in history worth remembering - for better or for worse. Check out the following list for more:

69 A.D.: the year of four emperors by Gwyn Morgan

The year 1000: what life was like at the turn of the first millennium: an Englishman's world by Robert Lacey, Danny Danziger

1066: the year of the conquest by David Howarth; illustrations to chapter headings by Gareth Floyd

As Time Goes By

Enjoy these films about the passage of time:

Around the world in 80 days [videodisc] by a Harmony Gold & ReteEuropa production ; in association with Valente/ Baerwald

The big clock [videodisc] by a Paramount picture

The clock [videodisc] by a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture

Clockwatchers [videodisc] by Goldcrest Films International

The devil at 4 o'clock [videodisc] by directed by Mervyn LeRoy ; written by Liam O'Brien

(500) days of Summer [videodisc] by Fox Searchlight Pictures presents a Watermark production

Friday night lights [videodisc] by Friday Night Lights, LLC. ; Imagine Entertainment

History is Not Boring!

Children's Historical Fiction Set in Michigan

Travel back in time to various points in Michigan history with these historical fiction novels:

Bud, not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

The mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis

The log cabin wedding by Ellen Howard ; illustrated by Ronald Himler

Willow Run by Patricia Reilly Giff

The locked garden by Gloria Whelan

The sign of the sinister sorcerer by Brad Strickland

The shadow of the wolf by Gloria Whelan ; illustrated by Tony Meers