Globe Stories of Surprise and Wonder Txc 92c
In less than one class period, students can easily finish short pieces that include traditional tales and myths of the Americas and the Caribbean, famous heroes and infamous villains like King Arthur and Jesse James, and original stories of incredible feats - many based on real-life disasters such as the Titanic and Hurricane Andrew. Students also explore plays drawing on diverse individuals and events from history, classic science, and fiction.
Interest Level: 6-12Reading Level: 3-8
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It is Winchester House, a huge, winding mansion built entirely for ghosts. Its
strange story begins about 100 years ago in New Haven, Connecticut. During the
late 1800s, the name of Winchester had the same meaning as "rifle." And it is with
"There are many ghosts of those who have been killed by Winchester rifles. They
will haunt you forever unless you do the right thing by them. . . ." She was to sell
her New Haven home. Then she was to move west. There she would buy a new ...
Sarah Winchester's fortune was the result of her (a) belief in the spirit world (b)
marrying into a wealthy family (c) success as president of a company that made
rifles 2. The story makes it clear that Sarah's interest in the spirit world was