Wind on the River: A Story of the Civil War

Wind on the River: A Story of the Civil War

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by Laurie Lawlor
     
 

Bring history to life with compelling stories,
sweeping scope, and a welcoming sense of diversity

  • Historical fiction helps students connect to their middle school social studies classes
  • Reading skill instruction and cross-curricular connections improve comprehension of historical fiction
  • Strong multicultural flavor reflects the

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Overview

Bring history to life with compelling stories,
sweeping scope, and a welcoming sense of diversity

  • Historical fiction helps students connect to their middle school social studies classes
  • Reading skill instruction and cross-curricular connections improve comprehension of historical fiction
  • Strong multicultural flavor reflects the rich tapestry of our shared
    American heritages

Jamestown's American Portraits, a saga of American families and friends,
traces the history of America from the founding of Jamestown to the Civil
Rights Movement. This is a unique, enriching series designed to teach reading strategies appropriate for historical novels used in middle school reading, language arts, or social studies classes.

  • Reading Level 5-8
  • Interest Level 6-8

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Griff, a private in the Confederate Army, has endured many hardships in his young life, beginning with an abusive father. After the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, Griff and his buddies are taken prisoner by Yankee soldiers. To escape the dismal Point Lookout prison, Griff swallows hard and takes the oath of allegiance to become a Yankee himself. Looking forward to adventure and freedom, Griff instead finds himself on a boat to Dakota Territory under the direction of a sadistic Colonel. At his new home in Fort Rice, Griff must adjust to the constant threat of Indian attacks and the hostile elements. Griff matures when his potential is tested and prejudices challenged. Readers will share Griff's confusing world and cheer him on as he seeks a better life. This book, which is one in the publisher's "American Portraits" series, would be an excellent choice to supplement educational materials for middle school social studies classes. 2000, Jamestown Publishers/NTC/Contemporary Publishing Group, Ages 9 to 13, $5.95. Reviewer: Jeanne K. Pettenati

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780769634258
Publisher:
School Specialty Publishing
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Series:
Jamestown Education American Portraits Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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