David W. Tollen
A tool for history teachers and for homeschooling and an adventure for readers ...Winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and the London Book Festival. Bronze Medalist in the Readers' Favorite Book Reviews & Awards Contest.History isn't names and dates -- it's an adventure. And so is THE JERICHO RIVER.Teachers and parents use this YA historical fantasy novel as a supplemental reading assignment, covering the ancient Middle East and Western Civilization. It educates and entertains middle and high school students, weaving real history and myth into an engaging adventure. THE JERICHO RIVER is ideal for world history, world cultures, ancient history, Western Civilization, and other social studies classes, as well as for school libraries and homeschooling. Teachers and parents will love the free, curriculum-aligned resources, including lesson plans, maps, timelines, and illustrations.The Jericho River flows through a magical world shaped by myth and history. Young Jason Gallo sails the river on a dangerous quest to rescue his father. He battles minotaurs and pirates, flees barbarians, stumbles into mummies’ tombs, and outwits philosophers, fairies, and scientists.The river flows like a timeline, carrying the young man through historic lands — Sumer, the pharaohs’ Egypt, Classical Greece, Medieval Europe, and more — winding its way through the ancient Middle East and Western Civilization. Professor Gallo, Jason’s father, is a historian, and his notes outline the journey, revealing the truth about Cleopatra, King Arthur, and the fall of the Roman Empire. He explains how a French lawyer’s son became king of Sweden, as well as the origins of coffee, the cat, chivalry, the Atlantis myth, and much more.Will Jason find his father in time to rescue his crumbling family? Or will he be trapped by the past?THE JERICHO RIVER will enliven any class and teach students to love history!