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  1. I posted this list on AVA's thread about non-fic titles for the modern era but I thought I would post it separately as well. I generally prefer modern authors for history as I get tired of having to worry about racism and sexism in older books, besides the fact that there are many wonderful non-fic books these days that are wonderfully engaging with lovely pictures. Here is my list so far. I had lists of books they authored as well but alas I closed my window. I'll try to add more later, let me know your favorites that I have left off. Mostly I've included books for the 10+ crowd but I also have authors of wonderful non-fic picture books. I'm looking for any author of wonderful non-fic books for the k-8 crowd. Kathleen Krull- mostly picturebooks, many biographies and several in the Giants of Science series. Jean Fritz- picture book- high school level Albert Marrin- Mostly 12+ Steve Sheinkin- 10+ Russell Freedman- 10+ Numerous award winning history books Sue Macy- picture books- YA- She seems to specialize in women's biographies Susan Campbell Bartoletti- 8+ Jim Murphy-8+ Marc Aronson- 12+ Sugar Changed the World (slavery), Trapped (Chilean miners), etc Karen Blumenthal- 10+, Six Days in October (stock market crash), Bootleg (prohibition), Let Me Play (title IX), Steve Jobs, Sam Walton Joseph Bruchac- k+, Several books related to Native Americans, non-fic picture books- ex- A Boy Named Slow(Sitting Bull) and books about traditional NA tales (The First Strawberries) as well as books for older kids, like Code Talker Guy Delisle- Graphic Novels - Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea, Burma Chronicles, Jerusalem, Shenzen: A Travelogue from China Candace Fleming- Amelia Lost, The Lincolns, Our Elanor, Ben Franklin's Almanac, The Great and Only Barnum, etc Nathan Hale 8+ Graphic Novels- Big Bad Iron Clad (civil war), Donner Dinner Party (westward expansion), Treaties, Trenches, Mud and Blood (WWI) etc Wilborn Hampton- Kennedy Assassinated, September 11, War in the Middle East Doreen Rappaport - Beyond Courage( Jewish resistance to Holocaust), Several books about slavery, many wonderful biographical award winning picture books- MLK, Helen Keller, Teddy Roosevelt, Eleanor, JFK, Dirt on their Skirts (women baseball players during war)
  2. I was looking for a new pod cast (or two) to listen to and decided to search on the Civil War since that's what is up next for us in history. I found this great podcast: http://civilwarpodcast.blogspot.com/ It is detailed and nicely balanced. The only real problem is that I am on episode 18 and they are going to cover the Lincoln Douglas Debates and I can't help but notice they are only up to Episode 31 as of this writing and that covers Fort Sumter. So what this means, for now, is that this really is a podcast about the lead up to the war, not yet the war. The other thing they do is recommend a book that ties into each episode so if you need more information they probably suggest a book for you.
  3. https://sites.google.com/site/morgansraidgame/home just saw this on FB, wonder if it is any good. anyone? k
  4. Just arrived yesterday and the kids are so excited to start it...but I don't know where to start. My plan was to take 6 weeks of SOTW 4 when we get to the Civil War and use it, but looking at the lesson plan summary I'm pretty sure there's no way I'll fit it in that way, so now I'm thinking we'll just start the school year with it. I'd love to hear how other families used this. Did you do all the activities? Did you print it all out at once or as needed? How long did it take? Which read alongs and readers did you use? Thanks so much!
  5. We're continuing our school year through the summer with a long unit on the Civil War. I thought that I would try to capture some of the interesting resources we find along the way. If anyone else has great ideas, please share.
  6. I am looking for some non-fiction books on the Civil War. I would want my ds, 11, to read these, but I don't mind recommendations for adult books, I can always pre-read them.
  7. I am looking for some resources about the southern perspective of the civil war. My son is in 6th grade next year. We were talking about the civil war and he asked how the southerners felt about "losing". I realized, being raised in the north, that I had no idea how to answer his question. Thanks
  8. I have heard glimpses through homeschooling conferences that there is a neo-confederate view still today (and in homeschooling circles via Vision Forum and Douglas Wilson, SMARR had a huge Confederate flag over their booth) that the Confederacy was a more "godly" society and that abolitionists were mostly wacky in theology. I believe in reformed theology and it seems to me that many in the North and several abolitionists (Harriet Beecher Stowe) did also. And many abolitionists were Quakers, maybe not reformed but certainly god-fearing. I'm confused! Our family lives in the south with our adopted african-american son. We get so irritated with our local classical school's portrait of Robert E. Lee prominently displayed. They don't acknowledge MLK day. I also see in Vision Forum catalog's books by Rushdoony, Dabney and several confederacy bios. Same with Veritas - the large John Dyer book about "The War between the States", and several confederacy books like "Christ in the Camp." Douglas Wilson co authored a book with Steve Wilkins (founder of League of the South) in defense of southern slavery and lifestyle. I honestly don't want to buy these books to understand their perspective. But - can anyone help me out? How to defend from a modern perspective? I hope this isn't controversial, bc I think it is way more than a states rights verse federal gov't issue. I really want to understand... Isn't it obvious that the South was led astray morally bc of their total economic dependence on plantation farming. They had no manufacturing and didn't want to pay tariffs to import goods (that the federal gov't made law)- hence the states rights complaints. If their economy was more robust and diverse, and if England didn't have an insatiable demand for cotton and tobacco they could have eliminated slavery on their own sooner rather than later. But, they liked their agrarian lifestyle the way it was. Am I wrong? I'm reading this article to understand the perspective of some of these authors without contributing to their coffers: The US Civil War as a Theological War: Confederate Christian Nationalism and the League of the South Edward H. Sebesta and Euan Hague http://gis.depaul.edu/ehague/Articles/PUBLISHED%20CRAS%20ARTICLE.pdf Is there something else I can read online?
  9. I was looking for some fiction/non-fiction reading for my daughter as we cover the Civil War. I was looking for something interesting, but not so deep that it will take her forever to read. Any ideas?
  10. I have thought of "Glory," and "Gone With the Wind." What other movies are there about the Civil War that I could show my kids aged 13 and under? Thanks!
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