Moving to 7th Grade History

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  1. KWLme

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    I have just been moved from 6th grade literature to 7th grade history. I haven't been given the curriculum yet, but I believe it covers world history beginning with the middle ages up to the industrial revolution. I'm hoping someone can suggest a historical fiction book/title for my students to read during the summer, before school begins in the fall. Thanks!
     
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    Hi! I teach 7th grade social studies too. As far as I know, there aren't really a lot of historical fiction novels out there dealing with 7th/World.

    I haven't read it, but my school library carries class sets of these http://www.amazon.com/I-Juan-Pareja-Sunburst-Book/dp/0374435251

    You could also try The Prince by Machiavelli - Good example of Renaissance writing and you could also use parts of it for primary source analysis http://www.amazon.com/Prince-Niccolo-Machiavelli/dp/1441412891/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1276579919&sr=8-1

    I also suggest Lord of the Flies as it has a lot of underlying themes of government - good for the Enlightenment and a bridge to 8th grade social studies (US History) http://www.amazon.com/Lord-Flies-William-Golding/dp/B0017HSKU2/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1276580045&sr=8-5

    Hope this helps!
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I appreciate it.
     
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    For the European Middle Ages, I love love love Crispin, by Avi - lots of great historical content in a terrific book.

    Industrialization - Lyddie is set in a textile factory, but you might want to try Uprising, by Margaret Peterson Haddix which is set during the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
     
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    Thank you - You are the second person who has recommended Crispin, so I'm going to give it a go. Much gratitude!
     

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