Behind Rebel Lines

Author: Seymour Reit
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547537344
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In 1861, when war erupted between the States, President Lincoln made an impassioned plea for volunteers. Determined not to remain on the sidelines, Emma Edmonds cropped her hair, donned men’s clothing, and enlisted in the Union Army. Posing in turn as a slave, peddler, washerwoman, and fop, Emma became a cunning master of disguise, risking discovery and death at every turn behind Confederate lines.

Sarah Emma Edmonds Was A Great Pretender

Author: Carrie Jones
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
ISBN: 0761371559
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Sarah Emma Edmonds started pretending at a very early age. Her father only wanted sons, so Sarah pretended to be one. Unlike most kids, though, Sarah never really stopped pretending. In 1861, during the U.S. Civil War, Sarah pretended her way into the Union Army, becoming a male nurse named Frank Thompson. Being a nurse didn't quite satisfy "Frank," though. She wanted to keep her fellow soldiers from getting hurt. So when the Union Army needed a spy, she leapt at the chance. While still pretending to be Frank, Sarah also pretended to be a male African American slave, a female Irish peddler, and a female African American laundress. She slipped behind enemy lines time after time, spied on the Confederate Army, and brought back valuable intelligence to the Union. Sarah was not only good at pretending; she was also very brave. Later in life, Sarah Emma Edmonds wrote a book to tell her story. She explained, "I am naturally fond of adventure, a little ambitious, and a good deal romantic." She was also truly a great pretender.

Learner Centered Classroom Practices And Assessments

Author: Barbara L. McCombs
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412926912
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Using core principles of educational psychology, this teacher-friendly guide features instructional strategies, assessment tools, and interactive training exercises that support student growth, development, and achievement.

Courageous Women Of The Civil War

Author: M. Cordell
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613732031
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These women took action in many ways: disguised as soldiers, working as field medics, as spies risking death to secure or pass along information, and more. Contextualizing sidebars and Civil War history are woven seamlessly throughout, giving students a clear overview of the war in addition to the spotlight on often overlooked women's roles. Also included are numerous historic photos, source notes, and a bibliography, making this an invaluable resource for any student's or history buff's bookshelf.

The Web

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War And Peace Literature For Children And Young Adults

Author: Virginia A. Walter
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
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Through children's literature, parents, teachers and librarians can help young people understand the complex, ambiguous issues of war and peace. Using a reading guidance approach, Virginia A. Walter's War and Peace Literature for Children and Young Adults: A Resource Guide to Significant Issues presents ways that children's books can be used as sources of information and/or starting points for adults and young people to discuss these two contrasting topics.

Gender Positive

Author: Patricia Roberts
Publisher: McFarland & Company
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Notable Women In American History

Author: Lynda G. Adamson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313295843
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Covering 500 notable women in American history, includes a biographical sketch of each woman and an annotated list of recommended biographies, autobiographies, letter collections, or journals concerning her life.

Children S Literature

Author: Masha Kabakow Rudman
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780801305375
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Children's Literature: An Issues Approach, Third Edition is an invaluable text and resource guide to the critical study and selection of books for children from kindergarten through junior high school. Written for teachers, librarians, and anyone interested in introducing young people to the joy and benefits of reading, it examines children's literature and its treatment of important, sometimes controversial issues. Focusing on the personal and societal concerns of today's youth including sexuality, divorce, heritage, abuse, and death it offers practical suggestions for using books to help children successfully confront these matters.

Your Reading

Author: Jean E. Brown
Publisher: Natl Council of Teachers
ISBN: 9780814159446
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An annotated listing of books of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama recommended for junior high and middle school students.