History, to me, has always been about the people and the stories. I think, at my core, I'm almost more of a sociologist or anthropologist than an historian. As I look at past events, I'm curious about what shaped them.
So, it's not surprising that I'm a big fan of the hilarious Horrible Histories series.
These books while often kind of gross (okay, really gross) engage the reader with all kinds of fun stories about different periods of history. I am a personal fan of the Villainous Victorians. These books are a favorite among my students.
What Students Love:
- The books are laugh out loud funny.
- The stories are filled with all kinds of unusual facts that we don't "teach" in history.
- The books are not boring (aka interesting)
- The topics are wide and varied from British History to the Aztecs to the 20th Century
- There are comics interspersed in the text to illustrate concepts.
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