Saturday, July 29, 2017

We Were There, Too! by Phillip Hoose

Young People in U.S. History
I just scanned this book so I would have this resource in the back of my mind for the future.
Mr. Hoose carefully researched U.S. History for young people who made a difference.  Often the adults are featured in history because they are the ones who wrote in journals/diaries.
Mr. Hoose discovered many young people who impacted history; who were there, right along side of the adults.
He begins with Diego Bermudez a twelve year old who sailed with Columbus.  Mr. Hoose divides up the book according to a historical time line (discovery, British Colonies, American Revolution through the 1990s).
The book is over-sized and would serve well as a "coffee table" book.  I think, however, any history teacher who teaches U.S. History would find that this book would add relevance and interest to lessons.
-Borrowed from the library.

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