In Times Past

Table of Contents

Introducing In Times Past ............................................3

Part 1 Approaches to History Through Literature .....................8

Literature-Based Learning and History ................................9

Truth and Research ..................................................13

Living History Museum ...............................................27

Time Line Smorgasbord ...............................................33

Follow Me ...........................................................36

Picture This: Using Picture Books to Peek at History ................39

Time Fantasies.......................................................44

The Big Picture .................................................... 47

Following Jean Fritz ............................................... 52

Part 2 Following a Strand .......................................... 55

War and Conflict - The Effects of War .............................. 56

War and Conflict - Conflict Resolution ............................. 60

War and Conflict - Nonviolence and War Resistance .................. 63

War and Conflict - The Native American Conflict .................... 65

War and Conflict - The French and Indian War ....................... 70

War and Conflict - The American Revolution ......................... 74

War and Conflict - The War of 1812 ................................. 80

War and Conflict - The Mexican War ................................. 82

War and Conflict - The Civil War ................................... 84

War and Conflict - The Spanish-American War ........................ 92

War and Conflict - World War I ..................................... 94

War and Conflict - World War II .................................... 97

War and Conflict - The Civil Rights Movement ...................... 105

War and Conflict - The Cold War ................................... 110

War and Conflict - The Wars in Asia: Korea and Vietnam ............ 111

War and Conflict - The Wars in Iraq ............................... 114

Work and Workers - Slavery ........................................ 115

Work and Workers - Workers' Rights ................................ 126

Work and Workers - Agriculture .................................... 132

Discovery and Invention ........................................... 136

Transportation and Communication .................................. 141

Cultures .......................................................... 145

Immigration ....................................................... 154

Politics and Government ........................................... 158

Racism, Sexism and Equality ....................................... 161

Art and Artists ................................................... 167

Part 3 A Chronology of History .................................... 173

Before Columbus ................................................... 174

Columbus and After 1492-1600 ...................................... 180

The Time of the Pilgrims (Read Excerpt) ............................ 185

Early Colonial Period 1700-1740 ................................... 192

The New Nation 1750-1800 .......................................... 198

First Steps for a New Nation 1800-1850 ............................ 203

Exploring and Pioneering 1850-1890 ................................ 211

The Turn of the Century 1890-1920 ................................. 223

The Twenties and Thirties ......................................... 232

The Forties ....................................................... 241

The Fifties ....................................................... 248

The Sixties ....................................................... 253

The Seventies and Eighties ........................................ 259

Part 4 Focus Books ................................................ 264

Kokopelli's Flute ................................................. 265

Squanto ........................................................... 268

A Killing in Plymouth Colony ...................................... 271

Calico Bush ....................................................... 274

Early Thunder ..................................................... 277

Sarah Bishop ...................................................... 280

The Great Little Madison .......................................... 283

Lewis and Clark ................................................... 286

The Perilous Road ................................................. 290

The Root Cellar ................................................... 294

Grasshopper Summer ................................................ 295

The Birchbark House ............................................... 298

The Borning Room .................................................. 301

The Journey Home .................................................. 304

Blizzard .......................................................... 307

Keeper of the Doves ............................................... 311

The Moffat Series ................................................. 314

Letters from Rifka ................................................ 317

Ida Early Comes Over the Mountain ................................. 320

Willie Bea and the Time the Martians Landed ....................... 324

The Blue Between the Clouds ....................................... 327

Stepping on the Cracks ............................................ 330

Roll of Thunder ................................................... 333

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