ส่งเสริมการอ่าน วิชาภาษาอังกฤษ ชั้นมัธยม 1 ภาคเรียนที่ 1/2560 Theme “History of America: New Beginnings”

     Students in grade 7 Term 1 at Roong Aroon School will look at the early history of the United States and how the first Americans adapted and grew together. They will think about values like community, overcoming hardships, setting goals, and making good decisions. Then, they will reflect on these ideas and how they exist in their own lives.   Here are the recommended books to read more about History of America.

     ห้องสมุดมัธยมได้คัดสรรหนังสือที่เกี่ยวข้องกับการเรียนรู้ในวิชานี้ เพื่อให้นักเรียนและผู้ปกครองสามารถยืมอ่านเพิ่มเติมได้ด้วยตนเอง ดังนี้

Discovery  :  These books are about  the life of Native Americans and their adaptation to early exploration and settlements in America.

The Story of the Cherokee.
Daniel, Claire.
The Cherokee are an indigenous people of the Southeastern Woodlands. This Story is about Cherokee village in North Carolina today.

 

Powhatan.
Maller, Joyce.
Powhatan, North American Indian leader, father of Pocahontas. He presided over the Powhatan empire at the time the English established the Jamestown Colony (1607).

 

The Last of the Mohicans.
Cooper, James Fenimore.
Uncas is the last of the Mohican Indians. He is with his father and Hawkeye when they meet Heyward. Heyward is taking the two young daughters of a British colonel to their father. But a Huron Indian who hates the British is near. Will the girls see their father again?

 

Pocahontas.
Vicary, Tim.
This is North America in 1607, and love is not easy. The girl is the daughter of King Powhatan, and the Englishman is a white man. And the Indians of Virginia do not want the white men in their beautiful country.

 

Colonial Period  : These books are about the growth of American colonies into cities and states, and people’s perseverance.

Gold Fever.
Lawrence, Bo.
After James Marshall found gold in 1848, thousands of people flooded to California with the hope of striking in rich.

 

Pioneer Girl.
Thomson, Pat.
This is the story of Laura’s exciting childhood. She lived in America 130 years ago. Laura’s family was pioneers and she had many adventures as they travelled through woods, over prairies and across rivers in their covered wagon.

The Call of the Wild.
London, Jack.
This is the story of Buck, a wonderful, big dog. One day someone takes him from his home in sunny California to the very cold Klondike and he must work. Life is now very difficult and Buck must learn how to survive. Read about his adventures and how he adapts to his new life.

Tomahawk Beckwourth: My Life and Adventures.
Cox, Michael.
Here is a story of a real character who was half African-American, being born to a slave mother and white land-owning father. James Tomahawk Beckwourth has rightly been claimed as a black hero in America.

 

Voices from the Oregon trail.
Winters, Kay.
It’s 1848, and brave families band together in covered wagons to head west. This book showcases a thrilling—and often dangerous—time in our history.

 

Glorious Days, Dreadful Days: The Battle of Bunker Hill.
Kirby, Philippa.
Examines the events, aftermath and significance of the Battle of Bunker Hill.

 

 

To Fly with the Swallows: A Story of Old California.
De Ruiz, Dana Catharine.
A biography of the woman who became California’s first native-born nun, describing a life that spanned the transitional period from Spanish rule to American statehood.

 

Explorers  : These books are about important people, events and what life was like for people moving their whole lives to new lands, and the struggles that they encountered along the way.

Discoverers of New Lands.
Dodd, E.F.
Story about discoverers of new lands in several places around the world. Example Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Ferdinand Magellan etc.

 

Five Brave Explorers
Hudson, Wade.
Follows five explorers: Mae Jemison, space traveler; Esteban, who discovered Arizona and New Mexico; James Beckwourth, who developed the American West; Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable, founder of the city of Chicago; and Matthew Henson, the first African American to reach the North Pole.

Never Turn Back: Father Serra’s Mission.
Rawls, James J.
Describes the life of the Spanish priest who established mission in California in the late eighteenth century and discusses the lack of understanding between him and the Indians he came to convert.

 

The Life & Times of Christopher Columbus.
Moffett, Timothy.
Describes the life of Christopher Columbus. (c. 1451 – 20 May 1506) who discovered the “New World” of the Americas on an expedition sponsored by King Ferdinand of Spain in 1492.

 

Places and Environment : These books are illustrated various interesting points such as history of important places and environment.

California.  
Escott, John.
This book looks at the cities and the mountains, at the sea and the deserts. It looks at the history of this exciting state, at the gold miners of 1849 and at San Francisco and its earthquakes.

 

Save the Everglades!
Stamper, Judith Bauer.
Describes the successful efforts of concerned citizens to stop construction of a jetport that would have destroyed the Florida Everglades.

 

Leader of the Pack: Saving the North American Wolf.
Shirey, Katherine.  
Before the settlers’s arrival, thousands of wolves roamed all parts of North America. Native American respected wolves and had found a way to live with them. But things changed when Europeans moved in.

 

Montana Icons: 50 Classic Symbols of the Treasure State.
Gildart, Robert C.  
Beautiful images and evocative essays tell the backstory of the essential places, events, foods, and things that together convey the personality of the Treasure State.

Comments are closed.