The Jericho River: An Adventure Through History and a Tool for Teachers

The Jericho River: An Adventure Through History and a Tool for Teachers

by David W. Tollen

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780985451745
Publisher: Winifred Press
Publication date: 04/27/2018
Edition description: education edition
Pages: 354
Sales rank: 1,003,677
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.79(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

David Tollen writes young adult fantasy novels the use history and science to spin tall tales.

David's first book is THE JERICHO RIVER: A NOVEL ABOUT THE HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION. It won first place at both the London Book Festival and the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. It also won a bronze medal in the Readers' Favorite Book Reviews and Awards Contest, among other honors. THE JERICHO RIVER uses fantasy to teach the history of Western Civilization. It's published by Winifred Press.

David's next book is SECRETS OF HOMINEA: a middle grade novel that uses fantasy to teach both history and science. It has not yet been published but is expected soon.

David also writes about the law, and he's the author of the American Bar Association's bestseller, THE TECH CONTRACTS HANDBOOK. He earned law degrees from Harvard Law School and Cambridge University in England, as well as a B.A. in history from U.C. Berkeley.

David is a husband and the father of two boys. He lives in Northern California.

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Eggs, the Doctor, and the Desert ... 1

PART ONE: ANCIENT PASSAGE ... 19

1 A King in Sumer ... 21

2 Nomad Barbarians ... 41

3 Death in Egypt ... 54

4 Chariots and Ruins ... 71

5 Slaves in Babylon ... 90

6 Hebrew Tales ... 111

7 Persian Stew ... 124

8 Philosophers of Greece ... 134

9 Hellenistic Myths ... 147

10 Confessions of a Noble Roman ... 160

PART TWO: THE RIGHT BANK ... 173

11 Dark Shore ... 175

12 Medieval Spirits ... 188

13 Renaissance and Reformation ... 209

14 Enlightenment ... 226

15 Revolutionary Weapons ... 249

16 Colonial Safari ... 264

17 Modern Magic ... 279

Epilogue: Into the Future ... 293

MAPS ... 295

The Ancient Middle East, 3500-500 BC ... 297

The Mediterranean in Classical Times, 700 BC-500 AD ... 298

Europe, 500 AD-present ... 299

TIMELINE: Western Civilization and its Predecessors ... 301

Citations ... 311

Questions for Discussion ... 313

Sample Lesson Plan ... 323

About the Author ... 333

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