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like showers on new grass,
like abundant rain on tender plants."

Deuteronomy 32:2

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Sunday, May 24

Fourth Grade, History, Set Three

Covering the years 1882 - 1890

Jesse James  was shot and killed
  • Jesse James: Western Bank Robber by Kathleen Collins -- presents more as a list of facts because it is in the Primary Sources of Famous People in American History series
  • A Bank Robber's End: The Death of Jesse James by Ryan Randolph -- this is more of a story told by Frank James
Buffalo Bill Cody debuted his Wild West Show
  • Heroes and Villains of the Wild West: Buffalo Bill Cody by John Hamilton
  • Buffalo Bill: Frontier Daredevil by Augusta Stevvenson -- good read-aloud book 
The Brooklyn Bridge Opened
  •  Brooklyn Bridge by Sarah Tieck -- All Aboard America series; limited text, easy to understand
  • Brooklyn Bridge by Lynn Curlee -- wonderful illustrations
  • You Wouldn't Want to Work on the Brooklyn Bridge! by Tom Ratliff
Grover Cleveland became president
  • Grover Cleveland by Mike Venezia -- Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents series; interesting to elementary students with fun illustrations
  • Grover Cleveland by Ann Graham Gaines -- Our Presidents series; a good overview for 7th grade and up 
The Washington Monument was completed
  • The Washington Monument by Frederic Gilmore
  • Washington Monument by Julie Murray -- All Aboard America series
Benjamin Harrison became president
  • Benjamin Harrison by Sandra Francis -- Our Presidents series
  • Benjamin Harrison by Mike Venezia -- Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents series 
Johnstown Flood Occurred
  • The American Story Run for the Hills
  • The Day It Rained Forever by Virginia T. Gross -- historical fiction; very good story, although sad, it ends happily
  • Head for the Hills!  by Paul Walker
Jane Addams founded Hull House
  • Jane Addams: A Life of Cooperation by Ann-Marie Kishel -- good, informative, and written for elementary aged children
  • Jane Addams and Hull House by Deborah Kent -- lots of photos, interesting, and well written
  • A Personal Tour of Hull-House by Laura B. Edge -- spending a day at Hull House
Yosemite National Park was created
  • John Muir: America's First Environmentalist by Kathryn Lasky -- great illustrations; the story of his life is very interesting 
  • Yosemite National Park by David Petersen -- in the A New True Book series
  • Welcome to Yosemite National Park by Pamela Dell
  •  Camping with the President by Ginger Wadsworth -- realistic illustrations
  • The Camping Trip that Changed America by Barb Rosenstock -- big, fun illustrations with limited text
Wounded Knee Massacre took place
  • Wounded Knee: The Death of a Dream by Laurie A. O'Neill -- we only read the first chapter, which was about the massacre. I think it deals with the subject fairly. This will be a book to read more of when K. is older.

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