Entries by Jim McCabe

Abraham Lincoln by James Daugherty

Download the epub format for Android tablets, Chromebooks and Apple devices: Download the mobi format for Amazon devices: James Henry Daugherty (1889-1974), winner of a Newbery Medal for Children’s Literature, was born in Asheville, North Carolina, but grew up in Indiana and Ohio. When he was 9, the family moved to Washington D.C., where he […]

Thaddeus Stevens: Militant democrat and fighter for Negro rights

Download the epub version for your Android or Apple device: Download the mobi version for your Amazon device:   The writer makes the political energy and moral intensity of Thaddeus Stevens clear to readers in this short, 40 page pamphlet. What was the fate of the Freedmen after the Civil War? What economic opportunities were […]

Convince your staff that the volume of reading matters.

Ask teachers if print exposure can make students smarter. Consider the ideas of Keith Stanovich at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF6VKmMVWEc If they agree with Stanovich, where will more print exposure come from? Will students reading below grade level enjoy World History textbook paragraphs about people of the river in Mesopotamia, or do they need something more engaging? Share […]