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Middle Ages

Middle Ages

The Middle Ages, or Medieval period, lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. This period is known for barbarian invasions, the Plague, Feudalism (a social structure of knights, nobles & peasants), Castles & the Crusades.

Websites

Non-Fiction Books:

You Wouldn't Want to be in a Medieval Dungeon There's a Rat in My Soup Could You Survive Medieval Food? The Miserable Life of Medieval Peasants Stonemason
Lady of the Manor Don't let the barber pull your teeth : could you survive medieval medicine? 2012 Medieval Life (Eyewitness) 2011 Medieval Castle Adventure Crafts 2011
Medieval science (500-1500) 2011 Did castles have bathrooms? : and other questions about the Middle Ages 2011 Weapons of war : tales of ancient & Medieval warfare : from axes to war hammers, weapons from the age of hand-to-hand fighting 2010 Good masters! Sweet Ladies! : voices from a medieval village 2007
Archers, alchemists, and ninety-eight other medieval jobs you might have loved or loathed 2003 Crafts and Culture of a Medieval Town 2007 Outrageous Women of the Middle Ages 1998

Fiction Books:

Run Far Run Fast Beowulf Chaucer's Canterbury Tales Whittington
Crispin at the Edge of the World The Door in the Wall Newbery29 The Executioner's Daughter 2000 The Midwife's Apprentice 1995 Newbery96
Ramsay Scallop 1994
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The Great Depression

The Great Depression

The Great Depression is a time in history during which there was a large number of people unemployed, a lot of banks failed as well as businesses because people did not have money to buy anything. The Great Depression began in the United States when stock market prices began to fall on September 4, 1929 and crashed on October 29, 1929, also known as Black Tuesday. The Great Depression lasted through the middle of the 1930s.

The websites and books on this page will help you learn about what life was like during The Great Depression. It was a very hard time but many, many people who lived through it remember it as a time when families and friends helped each other and relied on each other for even basic needs look food and shelter.

Websites:

Non-Fiction Books:

Migrant mother : how a photograph defined the Great Depression 2011 The 1930s : from the Great Depression to The wizard of Oz 2006 Black Tuesday : the stock market crash of 1929 1995 Children of the Great Depression 2005
Welcome to Kit's world, 1934 : growing up during America's Great Depression 2002 Children of the Dust Bowl : the true story of the school at Weedpatch Camp 1992 Going to School During the Great Depression 2002 The Great Depression
The Great Depressions and World War II Why Did the Great Depression Happen? Children of the Great Depression

Fiction Books:

Migrant mother : how a photograph defined the Great Depression 2011 The 1930s : from the Great Depression to The wizard of Oz 2006 Black Tuesday : the stock market crash of 1929 1995 Children of the Great Depression 2005
Welcome to Kit's world, 1934 : growing up during America's Great Depression 2002 Children of the Dust Bowl : the true story of the school at Weedpatch Camp 1992 Going to School During the Great Depression 2002 The Carpenter's Gift
Moon Over Manifest On the Blue Comet Better to Wish R My Name is Rachel
The Miner's Daughter The Luck of the Buttons Wingwalker

 

Here are some stories about the Great Depression – the characters all live Indiana:
Chig and the Second Spread Indiana 2003 Christmas after all : the Great Depression diary of Minnie Swift 2001 Indiana The Dark Didn't Catch Me Indiana The Mighty Miss Malone Indiana 2012

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Elections

Elections

Websites

The Library of Congress: Elections…the American Way
PBS Kids: The Democracy Project
Ben’s Guide Election of the President
Scholastic Election
US Electoral College
Yahooligans: US Elections
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis: Election Artifacts

Indiana Websites

Books about Elections

Presidential Races First Mothers Presidential Pets White House Kids
I Grew Up to Be President The President’s Stuck in the Bathtub Voting Getting Elected
The Congress The President, Vice-President and Cabinet Looking at Lincoln The Many Faces of George Washington

Stories about Elections

Dork on the Run The Kid Who Ran for President Misfits I am a genius of unspeakable evil and I want to be your class president
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Ancient Cultures

Ancient Cultures

Websites

Ancient Egypt:

Ancient Greece:

Ancient Rome:

Outrageous Women of Ancient Times 1998 Eyewitness Mesopotamia 2007 Seven Wonders of Ancient Africa 2009 National Geographic Investigates Ancient India 2007
The Incan Empire 2011 Ancient America 2012 Ancient China Beyond the Great Wall 2012 Ancient Egypt Beyond the Pyramids 2012
Through Time Pompeii 2007 Machu Picchu 2009 Ancient communication technology : from hieroglyphics to scrolls 2011
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