Fascinating People and Astounding Events from the History of the Western World

Fascinating People and Astounding Events from the History of the Western World

by Ronald D. Smith

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YA --A series of short articles and essays of interesting historical minutia in chronological order. Each chapter covers a specific period of time, starting with Early Near East and ending with the twentieth century. The articles within the chapters are full of facts and presented in a short concise manner. Each chapter is prefaced with questions for teachers to use to encourage higher-level thinking. This would be valuable tool for teachers to use to enliven class discussions and peak student interest, while students will enjoy reading this potpourri of strange incidents that have directly affected historical events. The table of contents and index are comprehensive, making for easy access to specific information.--Donna R. Deibel, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA
A volume too rich and lively to be left solely to the social studies teachers and students for whom it is primarily intended. Smith (history, Arizona State U.) draws from 30 years of teaching experience in this collection of anecdotes that span Western civilization from antiquity to the mid-20th century, and suggests how teachers may use them to enhance classroom presentations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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