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A Novel Look at History

A Novel Look at History
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Looking at history through the lens of literature is a lucid way to learn. From witches to whales, you can learn so much about the society, culture, and ways of life in the 1800s by reading authors who wrote stories about their time.

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Cobblestone November-December 2017

Looking at history through the lens of literature is a lucid way to learn. From witches to whales, you can learn so much about the society, culture, and ways of life in the 1800s by reading authors who wrote stories about their time.

 

Some of the most famous authors of the 19th century are still considered extraordinary writers even by today's standards. But reading them while understanding the context of the period they wrote during can open your eyes to a whole new view of both their books and history. As kids gain alternative perspectives on some of the turning points and controversies of our past, such as slavery, women’s rights, classism, and religious persecution, they will also discover the original stories of many popular plots they’re familiar with through modern television and movies. This edition of COBBLESTONE magazine not only deeply dives into the famous authors we know and love such as Herman Melville, Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, Mark Twain, and more, but introduces kids to lesser-known, yet similarly influential, writers of the time.

 

Enjoy features including:

  

  • A Quick Who’s Who by Toni A. Watson and Meg Chorlian
  • Brown’s Flair for Writing by Brandon M. Miller
  • Irving’s American Stories by Andrew Matthews
  • Cooper’s Frontier Adventures by Barbara Krasner
  • Hawthorne’s Haunted Heritage by Sabin Olsen
  • Melville’s Maritime Experiences by Beth Haverkamp Powers
  • Mining for Gold by Shari Lyn Zuber and Andrew Matthews
  • Stowe’s Antislavery Novel by Lorraine McAndrews
  • Douglass’s True Story by Karen H. Dusek
  • Great Thinkers by Andrew Matthews and Craig E. Blohm
  • Alcott’s Famous Sisters by Mark Clemens
  • Twain’s Tall Tales by Carmelle L. LaMothe

 

Regular features of COBBLESTONE magazine include: Did You Know, Going Global, Freeze Frame, Your Letters, Just For Fun, Dr. D’s Mystery Hero, Spotlight On…, Say What?, and Cartoon Connection.