Description : Travel back to a time when conflict between the American colonies and Great Britain were beginning to bubble. The higher-order questions and activities in this resource are well thought-out and effective to use with students at any reading level. Research the act of silversmithing and maker's marks, and describe why they were used. Answer true or false questions about the events the followed Johnny's tragic accident. Determine Rab's motives for helping Johnny. Explain why Johnny had to memorize the names of the members of the Observers' Club. Find the word that does not belong, then write a sentence explaining why. Describe the events of the Boston Tea Party as they were depicted in the book. Describe some of the various moments of loss that key characters experienced throughout the book. Aligned to your State Standards and written to Bloom's Taxonomy, additional crossword, word search, comprehension quiz and answer key are also included. About the Novel: Johnny Tremain takes place at the dawn of the American Revolution. It includes such notable figures as Paul Revere, John Hancock and Samuel Adams; however, the story is told from the perspective of a young, down-on-his-luck boy. The story follows Johnny Tremain, a gifted apprentice silversmith. His ego and treatment of others gets the better of him when a tragic accident causes him to lose the function of his right hand. Now, unable to continue with his apprenticeship, Johnny must find a new way to support himself. He settles on delivering newspapers for the Boston Observer. During this time, Johnny becomes involved with the Boston Patriots who lead the Boston Tea Party and the Battle of Lexington. Johnny Tremain is a fictional tale that delves into the true events that surround the American Revolution.
Description : Fan of the Vikings History Channel show? The Last Kingdom? 13th Warrior? Have questions, like: Who were the Vikings? * Illiterate, mindless barbarians bent on the destruction of Christendom? * Swashbuckling Columbuses unaware of the larger world around them? "There's nothing on the other side of the North Sea, Ragnar!" * Agents from hell, sent to punish bad Christians? * Were they really that violent? * Why Attack Europe? * Why were they so successful? * How many Vikings were there? * Were there women Vikings like Lagertha? While the entertainment industry has focused on the Viking wars and raids in Britain, their invasions into Francia have largely been ignored. But a full understanding of the Viking Age must include this part of the story.Thankfully, we have historical documents from the period to give us that story. The Annals of St-Vaast--never before published in English--is one of the key sources for their adventures in the Kingdom of the Franks.Written in the last quarter of the 9th century, they cover the height of Viking invasions on the continent of Europe. The annals are a great companion for anyone interested in the perspective of the Christian world in this turbulent century. What you'll find inside this book: * The story of the great Siege of Paris! * The destruction of the Carolingian dynasty. * Intrigue, murder, treason, rebellion, and feuds between the Frankish Kings, their dukes, counts, and bishops. * Medieval Military History!: strategy, tactics, weapons, and logistics. * Professional historical analysis of the source. * An invitation to a Free Video Course on the Vikings, instructed by the author himself. * A sample of the author's upcoming historical-fiction novel, Anno Draconis, based on the Vikings in France, as well as a Free Advanced Copy and an exclusive invitation to the Official Launch Team for the book! If: * You're a fan of a movie or TV show looking for answers to questions you have about the Vikings? * You're a history geek looking for a new, previously untranslated, unpublished primary source for the Vikings, Francia, Charles the Fat, or the late Carolingian dynasty? Then Vikings, War and the Fall of the Carolingians is the book for you! Be bold, like a Viking, and scroll back up to the top of the page and BUY THIS BOOK! But pack your helmet, sword, and shield, because it's gonna be a rough ride, Ragnar.
Description : Gathers more than two hundred front pages from the San Francisco Chronicle covering important American and international events