The objectives of
Young Heroes of History are:
Young Heroes of History
books are designed for the middle age reader and can be used in various ways both inside
and outside the classroom. Free Lesson
plans are already available (and free for the asking) from our
website. In addition, the books are easy enough to utilize that
individual teachers can draw up their own plans. For further questions and advice on how
to teach, feel free to contact the author. As a teacher himself, he has plenty of ideas to
share with you.
Young Heroes in History books can be used as:
books can be used as:
for the teacher.
- To provide background information on the Civil War as part of the everyday
- To introduce major characters such as General Lee and John
Brown and portray them as they appeared to the people of the times.
To portray the time period through
the eyes of the people who lived it.
To portray the events in a
non-biased way in order to allow the reader to evaluate and judge.
To describe the issues of the
times in contemporary terms.
To include the everyday concerns
of people of the time period in order to put the larger issues into perspective.
To portray the individuals as
people similar to ourselves that the reader can relate to.
To instill an appreciation of
To provide the reader with
questions and issues for debate and discussion.
A reading source that the
teacher reads to the students.
An outside assignment.
A group of outside
assignments with different students reading different books.
An interdisciplinary tool
between social studies and reading teachers.
A major source of study.
A class set that is read
An introduction before a
Please Note: Young Heroes of History books are
stand alone stories that can be used at your discretion. Obviously they can also be used
as an all encompassing series that can be read in its entirety or you could purchase a
special class set that would include smaller amounts of each book that your students could
then break up and read separately. They could then report to each other what each book is
about and you could make a class activity of putting it all together. Keep in mind however
that this option will be limited for the next year or so while the final books are in