I’ve been hard at work writing a new novel study, and it’s ready!
Beth Fantaskey‘s newest book Isabel Feeney, Star Reporter is a great way for tweens to learn about the Roarin’ ’20s. Isabel is a ten-year-old who skips school to sell papers for the Tribune to help her mother when she hears a murder in a nearby alley. She’s determined to defend the friend who gets blamed for the crime, and becomes friends with the female reporter and the detectives investigating the case.
This linked unit study will guide your students to safe websites to research the culture of the 20s. While using a variety of learning styles, your students will learn about the evolution of jazz, the rule of the mobsters, the gender roles of the time, flapper fashion, and popular foods of the time.
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