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7th Grade History – Assassin’s Creed Origins

Explore the world of Ancient Egypt during the rule of the Ptolemys.

 
Amazon Link – PS4
Amazon Link – Xbox

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8th Grade Book – One Summer – Bill Bryson

 
A wonderful and funny story of the summer of 1927 which will give you a great insight into life in the country during the 1920s.
 
Amazon Link

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7th Grade – Usborne Book of the Ancient World

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A very useful book for the first couple of 7th grade units on Ancient Greece and Rome.  Brimming with information and illustrations which students can use in their different homework assignments.

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8th Grade – Last Call – The rise and fall of Prohibition

A well written narrative of the prohibition era at a very good price on amazon.
A brilliant, authoritative, and fascinating history of America’s most puzzling era, the years 1920 to 1933, when the US Constitution was amended to restrict one of America’s favorite pastimes: drinking alcoholic beverages.
From its start, America has been awash in drink. The … Continue reading »

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5th Graders – Sid Meier’s Pirates

For 5th grade students about to start their study of the Age of Exploration here’s a fun little game about the golden age of piracy in the Caribbean.
 

Available on consoles as well as Apple mobile devices.
iTunes Link
Wii Version
Game Website

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Book Recommendations

As noted in some of the report cards there are some books which I feel would help students to build their historical background knowledge.  Below are the books along with Amazon links.  Most can be found second hand or at a reduced price.
 
The Usborne Book of the Ancient World – Amazon Link
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8th Grade – Alternative History – Fatherland

A fascinating story based on an alternative history in which Germany was victorious in World War Two.  While investigating a dead body found in a lake, police detective Xavier March stumbles upon evidence of the greatest crime in human history – a crime unknown to all but a handful of Nazi leaders.   Available in … Continue reading »

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8th Grade – War in the Pacific – Movie & TV Recommendations

Just a few movies/tv shows to give students a deeper understanding of the contents of the last section of our WW2 unit.
 
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA / FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
The story of the Battle of Iwo Jima from both the Japanese and American perspectives.
Letters From Iwo Jima – iTunes Link
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Netflix History Programs – World War Two

Netflix has recently uploaded some new series that may be of interest to the 8th graders currently studying about World War Two.
NUREMBERG – NAZIS ON TRIAL

Using contemporary interviews, archival footage and dramatic reenactments, this series tells the story of the Nuremberg trials of three Nazis.
Netflix Link
GREAT RAIDS OF WORLD WAR TWO

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Netflix – New History Documentaries

Netflix has recently placed quite a few interesting documentaries on its on streaming service.
Mankind – The Story of All of Us

Vietnam in HD
 
The Men Who Built America

The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents

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