This page lists the best children's books about the era of the European discovery of America. Compiled by teachers for other teachers and homeschoolers teaching about the Age of Discovery / Exploration.
Many are aware of the grim statistic: only one-third of eighth-grade students in the U.S. read at a proficient level. Those who work with struggling and reluctant readers every day want tools they can use right now.
In this lesson, students identify the conventions of the horror genre and analyze films and texts to uncover these conventions in action. Their work will culminate in a "Festival of Fear," a class celebration of the genre.