Over the years I have found that nothing quite puts me in the frame of mind for teaching a particular period of history than a good historical novel. Though historical fiction books don’t usually give me content that I can directly impart to my students, when it comes to giving me the “feeling” of a particular time period, historical fiction just can’t be beat. Here are some titles worth looking up. Some of them are definitely adult reading, others can be readers for students.
India — The Iron Ring by Lloyd Alexander, Buddha by Deepak Chopra
Egypt — Mara, Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Greece — The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Middle Ages –