Thursday, July 21, 2022

FREE SOCIAL STUDIES LESSON - “News of the World Book and Video Discussion Questions Free”

by Wise Owl Factory
4th - 8th Grade

News of the World classroom discussion questions for teachers.

The News of the World book by Paulette Jiles does include discussion questions in the back of the book. Additionally, the attached could also be used. The video has no questions so here are some if it may be of interest to some teachers.

This book made quite an impression on me and I cannot stop thinking about it. I had no idea the situation this story presents happened many times. Let's just say a child taken from her family for years, and is then returned, but her parents are dead. The story takes place five years after the end of the Civil War. The hero, Captain Kidd, fought in two wars and lived through the third. He raised two daughters and felt his parenting days were over. He promises to take a girl back to her aunt and uncle which requires traveling 400 miles through dangerous territory. It was indeed the wild west at that time, and they face dangers and unpleasant conditions. 

Carolyn Wilhelm

Wise Owl Factory

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