Welcome to Middle School Social Studies and Literature with Mr. Yaklin. The study of History is a construction of the past. Join us in the study of human history as we construct a more complete understanding of the ancient and medieval world and American history. We explore the countries of today by examining their foundations and the forces that impact them today. In Literature class, we read a variety of genres, from mystery to science fiction, from short stories to drama. We read either a whole-class novel or participate in Literature Circles each quarter as well. Get ready to read!
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Here are a few suggestions for some great reading:
Nothing but the Truth by Avi
The Book of Everything by Guus Kuijer
The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas
Revolution is Not a Dinner Party by Ying Chang Compestine
Cupid by Julius Lester
The Invention of Hugo Cabret By Brian Selznick
Main Street by Ann M. Martin
The Mistfits by James Howe
The Seems: The Glitch in Sleep by John Hulme and Michael Wexler
School’s Out—Forever by James Patterson
Small Steps by Louis Sachar
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Or Give Me Death: A Novel of Patrick Henry's Family by Ann Rinaldi
The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
Also, check out http://wonderopolis.org/ for great nonfiction about interesting topics.
Check out this link to view pictures of the 8th Grade trip to Washington, DC. We had a fantastic time!
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