A tool for history teachers and an adventure for readers ...
Winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and the London Book Festival. Bronze Medalist in the Readers' Favorite Book Reviews & Awards Contest.
History isn't names and dates -- it's an adventure. And so is THE JERICHO RIVER.
Teachers use this YA historical fantasy novel as a supplemental reading assignment, covering the ancient Middle
East and Western Civilization. It educates and entertains middle and high school students, weaving real history
and myth into an engaging adventure. THE JERICHO RIVER is ideal for world history, world cultures, ancient
history, Western Civilization, and other social studies classes, as well as for school libraries.
Teachers will love the free, curriculum-aligned resources, including lesson plans, maps, timelines, and
The Jericho River flows through a magical world shaped by myth and history. Young Jason Gallo sails the river on
a dangerous quest to rescue his father. He battles minotaurs and pirates, flees barbarians, stumbles into
mummies’ tombs, and outwits philosophers, fairies, and scientists.
The river flows like a timeline, carrying the young man through historic lands — Sumer, the pharaohs’ Egypt,
Classical Greece, Medieval Europe, and more — winding its way through the ancient Middle East and Western
Civilization. Professor Gallo, Jason’s father, is a historian, and his notes outline the journey, revealing the truth
about Cleopatra, King Arthur, and the fall of the Roman Empire. He explains how a French lawyer’s son became
king of Sweden, as well as the origins of coffee, the cat, chivalry, the Atlantis myth, and much more.
Will Jason find his father in time to rescue his crumbling family? Or will he be trapped by the past?
THE JERICHO RIVER will enliven any class and teach students to love history!
|Edition description:||education edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.79(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 18 Years|
About the Author
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