So, here are five books that I’ve used in lessons recently:
The Vinland Sagas – a really interesting read about the (re)branding of Greenland and lots of blood and guts: a typical Icelandic Saga! Also includes the discovery of North America. Viking, Eirik the Red was sent away from Iceland for killing too many people. He named his discovery Greenland to encourage other Vikings to travel over. How could students (re)brand their location to encourage settlers? Also contains some funky maps!
Some really vivid descriptions of life in the Slums.
Finally, Everest. As written about previously, the tallest mountain in the world is an annual feature in my classroom. I’ve also tried to fit in some links to female role models, so use this passage:
So there we have it, five books that I’ve used in lessons recently. There have been many more. How do you get books into lessons?