Book Project - UniondaleGlobalStudies

Name: __________________________
Global Studies
Date: ____________
Mr. Mullervy
Global Studies Reading Database
Throughout the year, in an effort to promote a global understanding of the world, you are asked to create a
database for future students of global studies by seeking out to find literature that illustrates themes and ideas
that we continue to discover throughout the Global Studies curriculum.
As we embark on this project we will record and create a
website that will be used by all global students in the
years to come.
As a student in my honors class you also must register to
become a member. Please make sure that you do that. As
a member of the website you can make changes for the
better. However, since the website is in its early phases
please refrain from making changes unless you have
discussed it with me first.
I would like to put on the website as many books as possible. However, by the end of the year you are required
to complete THREE books that pertain to global studies. (One per quarter, however you are encouraged to
read as many as possible.)
Project Details/Expectations:
1. Read a book that pertains to Global Studies (Must be approved first)
2. Create a worksheet by chapter accompanied by an answer sheet. (Font: Times New
Roman Size: 12)
3. Create critical thinking questions. (Accompany the worksheet and used by teachers)
4. Write a brief summary of the book to be put on the website. (3-4 sentences)
5. Rate and recommend the book. (We will discuss this in class.)
6. Teaching Points: Main Ideas – Topics (This is for teachers, to let them know what books
are appropriate for certain topics.)
7. Present briefly to the class about the book you have chosen.
Of course since this project is its early stages some of these are susceptible to change.
The purpose of this project to create a database where students as well as teachers of global studies can go and
download the information we have created to better their understanding of the material. Everything you have
created will have your name next to it so be proud of what you do.
Due Dates:
First Book:
Second Book:
Third Book:
Otto Frank and Mirjam Pressler, ed. Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl, Bantam Books 0-55357712-3;
Zlata Filipovic, Zlata's Diary, Penguin Books, 0-14-02405-8;
Ji Li Jiang, Red Scarf Girl, Harper Trophy 0-06-446208-0;
Gerald Keegan, Famine Diary, 0863273009;
Doris Pilkington (Nugi Garimara) Rabbit-Proof Fence (Talk Miramax) 0786887842;
Shlomo Perel, Europa, Europa, Wiley, 047-128-3649;
John Hersey, Hiroshima (vintage) 0-679-72103-7;
Charles Eastman, Indian Boyhood, Dover 0-486-22037-0;
Mark Mathabane, Kaffir Boy
Habibi, by Naomi Shihab Nye
Girl with the Pearl Earring, by Tracy Chevalier
Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
Angela’s Ashes - Frank McCourt
The Color of Water - James McBride
Bound Feet and Western Dress - Pang-Mei Natasha Chang
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton.
The Fixer by Bernard Malamud
The Killing Fields by Christopher Hudson
A Passage to India* by E.M. Forster
Spring Moon: A Novel of China by Bette Lord
The Testament by Elie Wiesel
Night by Elie Wiesel