History Publications for Educators

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Historical works:

For History Teachers:


California History and Travel



Historical Fiction:


*Magnifico Publications’ books have been adopted by school boards, libraries, and teachers across the nation and even overseas.

*Several education professors have made these books required reading for their student teachers.

*They have been included as model lessons in the recommended courses of study for school districts.

*They have been cited in educational research papers in the US and Europe for their innovative methods.
*Thousands of copies have been sold.
*The simulation books are endorsed by the Games in Education publication of the
Game Manufacturers Association.

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The following titles, formerly distributed by Magnifico Publications, are now available in expanded and revised editions from Interact, the first name in social studies simulations.


The new editions look like this:

US History ELL

These simulations were recommended in the book, Essentials of Middle and Secondary Social Studies [2014] by William B. Russell, as an example of best practices in education. Russell says, "Di Giacomo has convincingly pointed out that simulation games provide real, authentic learning and that learning is most likely to occur when students are engaged in the material and, most importantly, when they get the chance to do something rather than simply passively receiving information. Simulation games involve students in active decision making and help them see the consequences of good and bad decisions."

See www.socialstudies.com for ordering information.

Other books:

Putting History to Work

Ohlone Teacher’s Resource

The History Teacher’s Movie Guide

The History Teacher’s Joke Book

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