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by Anna Myers

Kids' Wings Award for Excellence in Children's Literature

"He resigned his life, a sacrifice to his country's liberty."

In 1776, Nathan Hale was hanged by the British as a spy, yet the story of his life is not a morbid one and his legacy is one of victory.

Three years earlier, Nathan Hale was an 18-year-old teacher determined to make a difference in the lives of his students. He was full of fun and did unusual things to inspire his students to want to learn.

Twelve-year-old Jonah Hawkins was one of Master Hale's thirty students in a small schoolhouse in New London, Connecticut.

This is the American Revolution told from two points of view...that of The Man, Nathan Hale, who shared his love of learning and his love for America and that of The Boy, Jonah, who was learning to make his own choices in a time when his world was crumbling around him. It is the story of gentleness, compassion, honesty, courage, conflict, and patriotism.

It is the story of a young colonial patriot, whose last words still ring today: "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." Nathan Hale was gifted in his love of learning, his love of children, and his love for his country. In the end, he gave the greatest gift of all: his life.

SPY! puts faces on the American Revolution. You will experience the events and the people through the eyes and the hearts of Nathan Hale and Jonah Hawkins. They will help this part of history will become a part of who you are.

Kids' Wings proudly presents SPY! with the Kids' Wings Award for Excellence in Children's Literature.

Research Links
SPY! by Anna Myers

The Road to Revolution Game
Colonial Timeline

Captain Nathan Hale
The Life of Nathan Hale
Shot Heard Around the World Video

A Time for Heroes, Biography of Nathan Hale

Free America! A Song of the Patriots
Music of the Revolution
The Charters of Freedom
Sign the Declaration of Independence!
Images of the American Revolution

Timeline of the Revolution
Eyewitness Account of the Boston Tea Party
Flags of the Revolution
Video Presentation about Paul Revere
Liberty! Chronicle of the Revolution Newspaper Accounts

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You can purchase the complete Kids' Wings 27-page Unit for Spy! by Anna Myers NOW! Available for immediate download for only $19.95! Includes Game and Song! Sharable within your school! Click Here to Purchase and Download this Kids Wings Unit through Teachers Pay Teachers.


A 26-page unit for SPY! is a part of a collection of 24 units in Gifts and Givers :

The 26-page Kids' Wings Classroom Guide Contains:
Discussion Cards
Anticipation Guide
Memory Box for Book Talks
Where in the World? Mapping Activities
Puzzles for Quotes from The American Revolution
Two-Page Readers Theater on the American Revolution
Partner Reading and Dialectical Journal
Multiple Choice Comprehension
Vocabulary Five in A Row Game
Making Connections: Predict/Read/Confirm Chapter Questions
Acrostic Poem for Nathan Hale
Writing a "Poem For Two Voices" about The Man and The Boy

The Ballad of Nathan Hale with Music!
Nathan Hale Character Study
Character Poems: Nathan Hale and Me
Colonial Crossword Puzzle
Nathan Hale/American Revolution Mobile

Poetry Writing: Diamante, Couplet, ABC Poem
Discussion and Writing Prompts
Answer Page

SPY! is included in the Kids Wings Trials and Courage Collection of literature guides for
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848 pages of activities in 22 titles PLUS 18 "Jeopardy-type" games! You can purchase a literature guide individually for around $18.95, but if you order Trials and Courage Collection, you can get 29 literature guides for only $25, or less than $1 each! This is probably the greatest bargain in the USA, as long as quantities last!



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