Reading within Social Studies
How books we read relate to history
Welcome to Ms. Byrnes's Classroom!
While at Meredith College, I was introduced to various ways that allow reading to be incorporated into my classroom. Throughout the year, my class and I will use books to relate present day events with the events within history that we are studying.
Why Books Matter
Some of my favorite books to read are the Classic Literature's, which include Jane Austen and The Grimm Fairy-Tales. No matter what genre or specific books you may enjoy reading, they all can relate to a time period in history. Below are some of my favorite books, and how they can be related to social studies.
Some of Ms. Byrnes's Favorite Books that Relate to History
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen uses her books to help readers understand that society that 19th century England was accustomed to. Within this novel, Austen deals with the class structure system that many societies had during history.
The Divergent Series
This series is related to social studies because it allows the reader to visualize what an "Utopian" society looks like. Although nothing within the Divergent world has occurred in real life, these books can give a perspective on what someone thinks about in an Utopian society. This is can be applied when learning about the Enlightenment thinkers of the Renaissance Age.
The Grimm Brother's Fairy-Tales
Fairy-Tales can tell us a lot of what people during the time period reflected on as valuable within their society, or can simply be an escape for a child who can relate to the main character.