Fact and Fiction of American History
American history is full of exaggerated stories and incomplete truths, from American colonization to the Wild West and the space age. Did Paul Revere really shout, "The British are coming!" on his midnight ride? Was Thomas Edison the master inventor he is believed to be? And what was the true purpose of the Civil War? Fact and Fiction of American History answers these questions and more, exposing readers to common myths and setting the record straight. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
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|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Subject||History, Social Studies|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||7.25 x 9.25|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, and Table of contents|
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Fact and Fiction of American History – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
Apocryphal stories abound in history; tales like George Washington and the cherry tree, for example. This series addresses such stories, common misconceptions, and forgotten or overlooked figures and events. Everything from misinformation about Paul Revere’s ride found in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem to whether battlefield surgery in the Civil War was done with or without anesthesia is covered in the various titles…. A well-researched series that will spark vigorous discussion in the classroom.