Smoky Mountain Family Historian

Thursday, August 27, 2015

History & Me History & Me. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2015.

This contains several activities designed to increase reading comprehension and writing skills using activities based on history. The "She's So Cool" section contains activities based on women's biography. The "American Heroes" section uses important figures from American history as a basis for the activities. All the subjects are U.S. Presidents in the "Presidential Potpourri" section. Barack Obama, the current president, is one of those included. My personal favorite section, because of my interest in genealogy, is the one on "Tracing Your Roots." While it is a good starting point for pre-teens interested in learning about their family history, the charts are not very adequate. The four sections were taken from other publications with the same titles as the sections. This review is based on an advance e-galley provided by the publisher through NetGalley for review purposes.


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