Margaret Whitaker Invites Students to Explore History in new Workbook, "American History Through People Who Looked to the Lord"

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Digging through the attic for family history

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'American History Through People Who Looked to the Lord' is a supplementary resource to captivate students with what they are learning and allow them to research their family connections to American history.

Margaret Whitaker’s new book, "American History Through People Who Looked to the Lord," encourages students and families to research their own family history. Making a personal connection, like stumbling upon an old letter in the attic or holding a great-grandfather’s medal, can make history come to life for students.

"American History Through People Who Looked to the Lord" focuses on engaging students with history using creative writing techniques and a Christian perspective. Through the book, Whitaker prompts students to use a variety of writing techniques, along with puzzles, name study and discussion questions. Using Bible verses, thoughtful questions, fiction stories and short plays, Whitaker stimulates research and critical thinking skills to bring history to life.

In this lesson book, children read about:

  • British warships with George Washington’s army passing by a providential fog.
  • Benjamin Franklin calling upon the Continental Congress to pray before writing the Constitution.
  • Fugitives on Levi Coffin’s Underground Railroad.

Whether a teacher, homeschooling parent or Christian leader, "American History Through People Who Looked to the Lord" is a supplementary resource to captivate students with what they are learning and allow them to research their family connections to American history.

A former teacher, Whitaker knows how to keep students engaged. She has seen the pride and excitement children have sharing bits of their own history.

“One girl shared a letter from one of her ancestors and another boy was proud to know he was related to Abraham Lincoln,” said Whitaker. “I want to encourage more families to dig through their own attics and explore their heritage as well.”

For more information, visit http://www.margaretwhitaker.com.

"American History Through People Who Looked to the Lord"
By Margaret Whitaker
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4624-0018-8
Retail price: $8.99
Available at http://www.amazon.com and http://www.barnesandnoble.com.

About the author
Margaret Whitaker is a former elementary school teacher with a master’s degree in elementary education. She has taken courses at the Institute of Children’s Literature in Connecticut and has been writing educational books for teachers and parents for the last 10 years. Whitaker’s interest in family genealogy motivated her to write this book. She is currently retired.

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