Dear Teachers, Librarians, and other Educators,
I have some exciting news.
In connection with the release of my forthcoming book, MORE DEADLY THAN WAR (May 2018), I am offering a round of free virtual visits to classrooms around the country, subject to my availability, during the spring and fall academic semesters in 2018, from January through December.
These Skype sessions will focus on World War I— why it was fought, how it shaped world history, and why it is relevant today, one hundred years later.
In my virtual visits, I will explore some hidden history from my new book: how the war was intricately intertwined with the Spanish Flu pandemic that killed an estimated 100 million people worldwide in the space of a year and ranks as the deadliest outbreak of disease in modern history.
As you know, the “Great War” began in August 1914 when Germany and its allies began to fight against France, Great Britain, Russia and their allies across the world. It ended on November 11, 1918 — “Armistice Day.”
During my 45-minute Skype sessions I will discuss:
These Skype sessions will be conversations, not lectures, allowing ample time for student comments and questions.
Please send a brief email to [email protected] if you would like to be considered for a free Skype session. Or use the CONTACT page on this website. Please include the name of your school, location, class size and the grade level of your students. Multiple classes are welcome.
I hope you will join me as I undertake this Teach-In!! I look forward to hearing from you.
Kenneth C. Davis
PS: In the meantime, I hope you will also explore my recent book, In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives.
In it, I tell the stories of five people who were enslaved by four American presidents — Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and Jackson.
Since publication last year, the book has received a number of awards and honors.
•Notable Children’s Books-2017 ALSC/ALA
•A FINALIST for 2017 Award for Excellence in Young Adult Nonfiction by YALSA — the Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Library Association.
•Named as one of the BEST CHILDREN’S AND YOUNG ADULT BOOKS OF 2016 by the Washington Post
More comments and information about this book can be found here on this website.