Reading within Social Studies

How books we read relate to history

Welcome to Ms. Byrnes's Classroom!

I am very excited to be teaching this school year with you all. I am a History major with a 6-9 teaching license, with a minor in Psychology. While attending Meredith College, I have had the opportunity to be a part of numerous organizations, such as the Teaching Fellows Program and Student Government Association.


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

Books of any nature can be related to social studies, whether dealing with the differences in wealth or war history. Reading books allows for us to imagine what life was like during the time period of the book we are reading.


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

Here are Some Books that You May Read that Relate to Social Studies

Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events novels

Rick Riordan: Percy Jackson series

Libba Bray: A Great and Terrible Beauty series

Lois Lowery: Number the Stars

Anne Frank: The Diary of Anne Frank