The U·X·L® Experiencing Eras & Events series consists of two- to four-volume works each devoted to a specific era, event or theme that is studied in the middle school or high school curriculum. Each volume includes an overview essay introducing the topic followed by approximately 25 entries, 10-20 pages each, on the fiction, nonfiction, short stories, poetry, drama, music and/or movies associated with the topic. Each genre is discussed in an overview essay. Following each overview are 3-6 entries for each genre covering significant works, focusing on those appropriate for younger students and researchers. Identified by advisors, the topics are those that are most often the subjects of written reports, oral presentations and other research projects. Among the topics to be covered are the American civil rights movement, the Holocaust, the Harlem Renaissance, the Industrial Revolution, the Vietnam War and others.
"... A social studies instructor would definitely applaud this commendable reference set. I highly recommend that Experiencing the American Civil War be a MUST for the history shelf in the middle school/junior high library."
-- Catholic Library World (December 2004)
Price: US $158.00