“George vs. George: The American Revolution as Seen from Both Sides” by Rosalyn Schanzer

Interest Level: Grade 6 – Grade 8                   

Grade Level Equivalent: 8.6

Lexile® measure:1120L

DRA: 44

Guided Reading: T

Genre/Theme: General Nonfiction

Topics: Economics, Historic Figures, World History, Power, Authority, and Governance Leadership and Responsibility

Summary: Students in grades 6-8 love this book. Unlike most informational books that are jammed with too much info, this book tells a story of American Revolution in a most engaging way. It is full of great pictures and well paced text. It makes it ideal for a week long study of the American Revolution and our nation’s first presidents, George Washington. George vs. George” by Rosalyn Schanzer, takes a look at the American Revolutionary war from both sides, British and American. The book’s primary focus is on the two leaders, George Washington and King George III, causes of war, major battles, affects on  general population, the two armies and the outcomes.

This book is a true gem.

For a week long lesson plan go to:  http://tinyurl.com/d98e6wv  

Happy Reading!

Lena M. Ed.


One thought on ““George vs. George: The American Revolution as Seen from Both Sides” by Rosalyn Schanzer

  1. History is one of the toughest subjects to make interesting for children. Theoretically, it should be but history books are just not that engaging. I am absolutely looking into this book as from what you describe of it, it sounds like a fit tool to get children more interested in the subject of History.

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