Needed: Novel Recommendations
by James Hanley
I have a former student who is now teaching 7th grade civics. Michigan educational standards require increased reading, and he is looking for a novel, pitched at a 7th grade level, that looks at “early humans, or creating early governments, or early civilizations.” As he explains in more detail,
The class…is Called Eastern Hemisphere studies. We talk about the first humans, (first written language, first governments) We talk about the different major world religions. We also have a economic unit, and a civics unit at the end of the year. Pretty much they decided to throw a bunch of random things into a pile and give it to the 7th graders to learn…
I was hoping to find something about early humans and how they evolved and learned a language, and kinda spread out over the world. Or possibly somehting about different forms of government. The problem I am having is finding something that is close to a 7th grade reading level.
I’m stumped. Does anyone have any suggestions for him?