Cindy Hewitt is a retired teacher with a passion for children's literature. Read-aloud stories add quality to a child's life experiences.
The Book of Queens From National Geographic Kids Books
Queens From History and Modern Queens in Their Careers
The subject of queens is popular with children who have grown up with movies that portray queens in fantasy cartoons. Teaching about real queens from history with National Geographic Kids Books The Book of Queens from Stephanie Warren Drimmer is a book that teachers will want to add to their classroom library. Women who have ruled the world in many capacities are featured in extraordinary photographs that National Geographic is known for and a wealth of historical fun facts about these women is featured in the text. Each chapter features queens from history who built empires, queens who changed their empires with brave behavior, queens who have been labled as "queens" in cultural contexts, and "queens" who are responsible for many inventions and education.
Each chapter offers teachers of history the opportunity to create fascinating lessons in many areas. Queens from many countries are featured. Lessons about queens from ruled from the first empires up until modern times are of interest as topics to teach in history classes.
One of my favorite chapters is the chapter that features "cultural queens". Powerful women from the media news outlets, women who are considered to be "queens" in the fashion industry, women who have been made a difference in women's sports and are now considered as "queens" in their chosen sport, and women who made a difference as photojournalists and are considered to be "queens" are part of this chapter.
An Afterword from Drimmer is of interest. She writes that there are many characteristics that queens have in common. She encourages young women readers to put on their own "crown" and make a difference in their chosen field of interest. Integrity, courage, respect for their own power, and passion are all characteristics that all queens possess.
The Book of Queens was published by National Geographic Kids Books and is recommended for students in upper elementary and high school. It has an ISBN of 9781-4263-3535-8.
Fun Facts and History About Kings
Fun Facts and History About Kings
The companion book The Book of Kings from National Geographic Kids Books offers spectacular photos, history, and fun facts about kings throughout history. Caleb Magyar and Stephanie Warren Drimmer collaborated to bring this beautiful book to life.
Teachers will want to add this to their classroom library for a wealth of ideas for teaching about kings throughout history in a wide variety of fields and careers. This book is written in the same format as the book about queens and features historical kings who built empires through the ages, kings who perceived themselves as kings when they ruled their country with an example of Simon Bolivar, "kings" from the world of education who made a difference in education, and "kings" of creative activities such as music and the movies.
Teachers have the opportunity to use this book to teach history, government, and lessons in the art and music world. Students have the opportunity to choose the category of kings that they would like to do more research on for a variety of class projects. Many countries that had kings in their history are featured. Kings from the Native American history are featured.
One of my favorite sections from The Book of Kings is the chapter that features the two teenagers who brought Superman to life. These teens are considered to be "kings" in the world of comics. Kings really do come from all walks of life and areas. There are many inventors and artists who are considered "kings" in their field. Steve Jobs is featured in the chapter "Kings of Change." There are many scientists from all aspects of the science world who are featured as modern "kings".
The Afterward from the editors includes a description of the characteristics of a true king. These characteristics are great motivation for our students to become their own "king" in an area of their interest.
The Book of Kings is recommended for teachers who teach history, geography, or any social science class for students in upper elementary or high school. It has an ISBN of 978-1-4263-3533-4.
Stunning Photos From National Geographic Kids Books The Book of Kings
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