Jack Among The Indians

Posted in American History, Middle School, Public Domain, Reading, Upper Elementary on July 13, 2014

A Boy’s Summer on the Buffalo Plains A long time ago, before any of you were born, great herds of buffalo fed on the western plains, and wild Indians lived by hunting them. They ate the flesh, wore the skins as clothing, slept in lodges made from the hides, and fashioned tools from different parts Read More »

American Boy’s Life of Theodore Roosevelt

Posted in American History, High School, Middle School, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on March 22, 2014

The life of Theodore Roosevelt is one well worth studying by any American boy who wishes to make something of himself and mount high on the ladder of success. The twenty-sixth President of our country is a fine type of the true American of to-day, full of vim and vigor, quick to comprehend, and equally Read More »

Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance

Posted in American History, Kindergarten, Lower Elementary, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on January 9, 2014

In writing this story of Abraham Lincoln, the author depended primarily on Lincoln’s own statements and on the statements of his family and friends who had firsthand knowledge of his everyday life. How Abraham Lincoln became president Abraham Lincoln is a popular character for children because of his character and his significance in the history Read More »

Sarah Dillard’s Ride: A Story of the Carolinas in 1780

Posted in American History, Lower Elementary, Public Domain on January 9, 2014

In the year 1780 there was in North Carolina, west of Broad River, and near the site of what is now known as Rutherfordton, a settlement called Gilbert Town. A great way to read about history is to focus on a specific geographic area or by looking at the stories of the people who lived Read More »

Adventure Tales by Edward Sylvester Ellis

Posted in American History, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Public Domain, Reading, Upper Elementary on May 23, 2013

Edward Sylvester Ellis – Dime Novel Author The son of a famous hunter, Edward was a school teacher, journalist, and prolific author during the last part of the 1800′s. His works are immeasurable because he wrote under various pseudonyms and pen names. Most of his books and articles were adventure stories for boys and historical biographies. He Read More »