The Opium Wars
I am on the third book of a trilogy about the mid-19th century Opium Wars involving Anglo-Chinese disputes over British trade in China and China’s sovereignty. It is the nineteenth-century war on drugs but instead of the Colombia or Mexican cartels selling drugs it is the British selling drugs to China. The Chinese government did not want the drugs but the British government and merchants insisted on free trade even though there were many Chinese people getting addicted to the opium and that started the opium wars.
I enjoy reading historical novels. These books bring history alive for me. Fisher Hill has a four workbook series called United States of America Stories, Maps and Activities in Spanish and English. This series was written to help students learn about United States history and geography. The series is written on a 4th grade reading level in bold 16 point type. It is especially good for students learning a second language, for students who have difficulty with reading, or for older beginning readers. Each book includes stories, maps, and activities.
In the series, each state is presented by a story, then a vocabulary and comprehension page, next a map with questions, and finally a chart, table, graph, or other activity which presents information to the students. Most stories deal with a historical topic. The stories are about men and women from different racial groups who have helped build this nation. The vocabulary and comprehension page is to be used in conjunction with the story. The map shows the major cities, rivers, geographic areas and products of that state. The charts, tables and graphs present information for students to read and use.
When students finish the series they will have an overview of United States history and geography. The series is intended to be fun and easy to use whether it is done by an individual or by a class. At the end of the book are an answer key and index.
Visit our website at www.Fisher-Hill.com to learn more about our series United States of America Stories, Maps and Activies in Spanish and English.
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