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Dateline: Troy Discussion Guide

Dateline: Troy Discussion Guide
This discussion guide to Dateline: Troy by Paul Fleischman includes a synopsis of the book, a character list, discussion points for reading instruction, an interview with the author, an author biography, a list of books to compare and contrast, and suggested websites. This is an excellent resource for studying wars of the past and present, especially the Trojan War. Through the novel and discussion guide, students will also learn about Greek mythology through events and attitudes of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Grade Levels: 7 - 12

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Dateline: Troy
Author: Paul Fleischman
Illustrators: Gwen Frankfeldt and Glenn Morrow

Dateline: Troy is a riveting retelling of the Trojan War juxtaposed with newspaper clippings from the First World War to the current War on Terror.
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