The BEST Novels for Social Studies // Historical fiction and nonfiction for upper elementary!

In this video, I’m sharing the best novels for social studies! Historical fiction and nonfiction novels are a great way to integrate history into your classroom, especially if you are given only a small amount of time to teach your social studies lessons each week. Your students will love learning more about social studies as they read these historical novels. Happy teaching!

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Use my affiliate links to purchase the books shown in the video:
A Lion to Guard Us-
George Washington’s Socks-
Woods Runner-
Sarah, Plain and Tall-
Out of the Dust-
Esperanza Rising-
I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor-
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes-
The Watsons Go to Birmingham-
Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story-
Bold Women in History-

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