Michael Nalette, US History teacher at Mapleton Junior High received a grant from the Nebo Education Association to purchase three classroom sets of the young adult historical fiction novel by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier titled “My Brother Sam Is Dead”. The novel realistically depicts what happened during the American Revolution with an in-depth look at the Revolutionary War and how this important event in our nation’s history allowed people to gain freedoms and start our country.
In receiving the grant Mr. Nalette stated, “This grant means a great to deal to me as an educator and shows that the Nebo School District and Nebo Education Association is committed to the education of students. I am very happy to have the ability to purchase three classroom sets of novels and to have the ability to teach students about a very important time in history in a new and different manner. This grant will help me tremendously as I continue to develop new and interesting curriculum for the great students here at MJHS. Thanks very much!”
The use of this novel will allow teachers and students to engage in learning that is aligned with the new State Core requirements for reading expository texts and writing in Social Studies.