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Assassin 2

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Assassin Novel - Prologue - Ch. 8.pdf


Assassin Novel - Ch. 9 - Epilogue.pdf




by Anna Meyer



Assassin, by Anna Meyer, is a wonderful piece of historical fiction about the events leading to the assassination of President Lincoln. What makes this novel so enthralling, is the perspective from which it is told - that of John Wilkes Booth, and the fictional character of young Arabella Getchel.

 The book has 207 pages. Each chapter the story switches to the viewpoint of a different character.

The story takes place in Washington City (now Washington, D.C.)  during the Civil War (1859).

The plot begins when the young  Arabella, is taken to Washington City from Richmond, Virginia to live with her grandmother after the death of her mother.  Her father is not comfortable with his parental duties and after leaving Arabella with a grandmother she doesn't know,  enlists in the Confederate Army.  She slowly becomes connected to the Union through life in  Washington City.

Arabella meets the idol of the day, a die-hard Confederate named John Wilkes Booth.  Booth is a man of considerable charm, and beguiles "Bella"  with his flattery and promises of acting advice.  He wins her over with his attention and and learns of her love for the father who abandoned her.  Through this information, he persuades her to unwittingly  become involved in his scheme of malevalent intentions.




http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson112/elements.pdf. THIEVES STRATEGY



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIsSbHG3V94 - Assassin Commercial


http://www.history.com/topics/underground-railroad/interactives#/home - History Channel - Civil War


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKERStM3trk - Commercial - John Wilkes Booth


http://www.socialstudies.com/c/product.html?record@SS43877+s@QLoS7voojnWtk - Lessons on American History


H:\Assassin - Anna Myers\Assassin - The Valley of the Shadow Two Communities in the American Civil War.mht


http://besthistorysites.net/index.php/american-history/1800/civil-war - Best Civil War Sites



http://www.civilwaralbum.com/misc5/booth1.htm - John Wilkes Booth - Ford Theater Photos





 http://constitutioncenter.org/lincoln/ - Constitution Center - Put yourself in President Lincoln's shoes to make the decisions he faced



 http://www.history.com/interactives/john-wilkes-booth-timeline-and-map - John Wilkes Booth - History Channel Interactive


 This is the link to Anna Myers website for the book Assassin - http://reviews.mibba.com/Book/349/Assassin-Anna-Myers 


http://www.readinga-z.com/book.php?id=774 - Abraham Lincoln 


http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plan/lincoln-primary-source-gallery - Lincoln - Primary Sources




http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/worksheets/critical_thinking/6-8/pdfs/critical_thinking_028-download.pdf - Abraham Lincoln Vocabulary Activity



http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/warweb.html - The American Civil War Homepage


http://www.civilwarphotos.net/ - Civil War Photos


http://www.mikelynaugh.com/VirtualCivilWar/New/Originals2/index.html - Civil War Photos



http://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/soc_studies/civil/ - Civil War Worksheets



President Lincoln Info



http://www.socialstudies.com/pdf/SHL177EX.pdf - TO TELL THE TRUTH MR. LINCOLN




http://www.pbs.org/wnet/lookingforlincoln/featured/timeline-lincoln-over-time/260/ - Lincoln Timeline - Interactive


http://valley.lib.virginia.edu/ - Valley of the Shadow - Lincoln


http://www.history.com/videos/civil-war#the-lincoln-assassination - Lincoln's Assassination - Dream


http://www.mrnussbaum.com/abrahamlincoln.htm - Lincoln Reciting the Gettysburg Address & other Information


http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/presidents-day/abraham-lincoln/ - Lincoln Activities


http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/aboutinfo.html - Lincoln Net 


http://rogerjnorton.com/Lincoln2.html - Abraham Lincoln Research



http://www.neok12.com/php/devpst.php - Create a Civil War Presentation


http://americanhistory.mrdonn.org/civilwar.html - Civil War - Mr. Donn


http://www.americancivilwar.com/civil.html - Civil War for Kids


http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cwphtml/cwphome.html - Civil War Photographs




http://www.history.com/photos/faces-of-civil-war - Faces of the Civil War - History Channel - Authenic Photos





http://home.att.net/~rjnorton/Lincoln.html - Lincoln's Assassination X


http://rogerjnorton.com/Lincoln.html - Lincoln's Assassination


http://home.att.net/~rjnorton/Lincoln2.html - Lincoln Research Site


http://home.att.net/~rjnorton/Lincoln15.html - Mary Todd Lincoln Research Site  X


http://rogerjnorton.com/Lincoln15.html - Mary Todd Lincoln


http://rogerjnorton.com/Lincoln22.html - Mary Todd Lincoln - Asylum


http://home.att.net/~rjnorton/Lincoln66.html - Robert Lincoln's Research Site  X


http://rogerjnorton.com/Lincoln66.html - Robert Lincoln


http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/lincoln.html#1 - Lincoln Sites


http://www.socialstudies.com/c/article.html?article@SHL177 - To Tell the Truth - Lincoln


http://www.teachervision.fen.com/presidents/activity/5072.html - Lincoln - 2 Minds on Slavery


http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/stern-lincoln/letters.html - Lincoln's Letters


http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/education/failures.htm - Lincoln's "Failures"


http://www.smplanet.com/civilwar/civilwar.html#Integrating Reading and Writing - Integrating Reading & Writing Activity


http://home.att.net/~rjnorton/Lincoln46.html - Lincoln's Prophetic Dream


http://rogerjnorton.com/Lincoln74.html - Lincoln Conspiracy Theories



http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/ - Lincoln Quote - 2nd Inauguration Speech


http://www.nps.gov/archive/gett/gettkidz/soldslang.htm - Civil War Slang


http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/a/abraham_lincoln.html - Lincoln's Brainy Quotes



http://www.augustana.edu/library/SpecialCollections/civil1.html - 2 Civil War Diaries


http://millercenter.org/index.php/academic/americanpresident/lincoln - Pres. Lincoln - Reference


http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/malhome.html - Lincoln Papers


http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/lincolns/ - The Time of the Lincolns - PBS


http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/l/abraham_lincoln/index.html - NY Times Lincoln Page


http://www.history.com/topics/lincoln-donner-party/videos#what-was-in-lincolns-pockets - Lincoln's Pockets at his Assassination


http://www.mrnussbaum.com/civilwarpage.htm - Mr. Nussbaum - Civil War 


http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/education/civil.htm - Civil War Sites


http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/score_lessons/reconstruction_of_the_south/pages/resources.html - Civil War - South


http://americanfolklore.net/folktales/sc.html - Civil War Ghosts - Army of the Dead


http://www.civilwar.com/- Civil War Page 


http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cwphtml/tl1861.html - Civil War Timeline


http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/alhome.html -  Pres. Lincoln


http://www.siec.k12.in.us/~west/proj/lincoln/ - Pres. Lincoln - Info & Online Quiz


http://bensguide.gpo.gov/3-5/symbols/lincoln.html - Lincoln Memorial - Ben's Page


http://www.nps.gov/liho/index.htm - Lincoln Info -National Park Service - Virtual Tour


http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/teachers/lessons.html - Lincoln Lessons


http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/aboutinfo.html - Lincoln Net


http://www.abrahamlincolnsclassroom.org/ - Lincoln's Classroom & Booth Flees DC


http://www.americaslibrary.gov/aa/lincoln/aa_lincoln_subj.html - Lincoln Interactive - What was in Lincoln's pocket when he was assassinated?


http://www.mrlincolnandthefounders.org/ - Mr. Lincoln & the Founders


http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/abrahamlincoln/ - Lincoln & Pres. White House


http://www.chenowith.k12.or.us/tech/cgcc/projects/bright/lincoln01.htm - Lincoln Timeline


http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/biographies/lincoln/# - Interactive Lincoln Biography





http://www.awesomestories.com/flicks/national-treasure/diary-of-john-wilkes-booth - John Wilkes Booth


http://www.history.com/interactives/john-wilkes-booth-timeline-and-map - Booth - The Final Days - History Channel




http://www.history.com/interactives/john-wilkes-booth-timeline-and-map - Booth Interactive





http://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/pres/lincoln/ - Lincoln Quizzes


http://www.nps.gov/archive/gett/gettkidz/kidzindex.htm Gettysburg - NPS


http://library.thinkquest.org/3055/netscape/people/davis.html - Jefferson Davis


http://post182.tripod.com/id32.html - Lincoln - Kennedy Coincidences


http://civilwar.si.edu/ - Civil War - Smithsonian


http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cwphtml/tl1861.html - Civil War Timeline


http://americancivilwar.com/statepic/ - Civil War Battles by State


http://www.civilwar.si.edu/life_almanacs.html - Civil War Almanacs - Smithsonian


http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cwphtml/cwphome.html - Civil War Photos


http://www.quia.com/jg/65657.html - QUIA - Civil War Quiz


http://prizzowiki.pbworks.com/f/www_mrnussbaum_com+-+Interactive+United+States+History.mht - Interactive Civil War


http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/almintr.html - Emancipation Proclamation


http://www2.iath.virginia.edu/jbrown/witness.html - John Brown - Raid & Capture


http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/FTrials/johnbrown/brownhome.html - John Brown's Trial


http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0197844.html - Fact Monster - Mason Dixon Line


http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/lincolns/slavery/index.html - Slavery


http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml/snhome.html - Born in Slavery - Accounts


http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schooladventures/slavery/ - Slave Auction


http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/99/railroad/ - Slavery - Nat'l. Geographic Interactive


http://www.freedomcenter.org/ - Underground Railroad Museum


http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/travel/underground/ - Underground RR Maps, Info - NPS


http://www.imahero.com/herohistory/abe_herohistory.htm - Lincoln Synopsis


http://home.att.net/~rjnorton/Lincoln72.html - John Wilkes Booth


http://www.awesomestories.com/flicks/national-treasure/diary-of-john-wilkes-booth - Booth's Diaries


http://www.awesomestories.com/flicks/national-treasure/missing-pages-of-a-diary - Booth on the run


http://www.thedctraveler.com/2008/04/lincolns-assassination/ - Wanted Poster - John Wilkes Booth


http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=38896_type=Book_typeId=1303455 - Chasing Lincoln's Killer - Book Talk


http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/booth.htm - Life & Death of John Wilkes Booth


http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/lincolnconspiracy/booth.html - Booth Photos


http://away.com/primedia/pol_soc/assassin_1.html - Booth - On Track of an Assassin


http://away.com/primedia/pol_soc/assassin_1.html - Discovery - Ghost Lab - Lincoln vs. Booth


http://home.att.net/~rjnorton/Lincoln83.html - John Wilkes Booth autopsy


http://www.americanwriters.org/classroom/resources/tr_lincoln.asp - Gettysburg Address - CSpan - Video & Text


http://www.americanwriters.org/classroom/videolesson/vlp14_lincoln.asp - Gettsysburg Address, Civil War, Presidency CSpan Video


http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/teachers/lessons.html - Lincoln Lessons 


http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/lincolns/atwar/sf_soldier.html - Civil War Foot Soldier


http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/lincolns/wworld/index.html - Women in the Civil War 


http://www.siec.k12.in.us/~west/proj/lincoln/quiz.htm - Lincoln Quiz


http://www.readinga-z.com/book.php?id=774 - Lincoln Book Online - Reading A-Z


http://constitutioncenter.org/lincoln/ - Lincoln's Crossroads 


http://www.smplanet.com/civilwar/civilwar.html#Enrichment Activities - Civil War Book Activities & Assessment Questions


http://people.pppst.com/abraham-lincoln.html - Lincoln Powerpoints


http://americanhistory.pppst.com/civilwar.html - Civil Powerpoints


http://www_mrnussbaum_com+-+Interactive+United+States+History.mht - Mr. Nussbaum's Interactive Civil War Maps


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIsSbHG3V94 - YouTube "Assassin" Commercial


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raLXhHPKN3U - YouTube "Assassin" Commercial


http://www.mrgigliotti.com/Washington%20Fords%20Theater%20fun%20facts.htm - Ford's Theater Quiz & Interactive Washington, D.C. Map


http://www.educationalrap.com/song/the-civil-war.html - Civil War Rap Song - Lincoln



Projects Related to Assassin


http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/linc/lincsg5.html - Dialogue Jacket/Character Map - Abraham Lincoln







Abraham Lincoln Quotes:


May our children and our children's children to a thousand generations, continue to enjoy the benefits conferred upon us by a united country, and have cause yet to rejoice under those glorious institutions bequeathed us by Washington and his compeers.

- October 4, 1862 Speech at Frederick, Maryland





http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/a/abraham_lincoln.html - Lincoln Quotes


http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/speeches/quotes.htm - Lincoln Quotes


http://www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Abraham_Lincoln - Lincoln Quotes






Name________________________________________    Date_____________________

The following terms are significant to the novel reading, please define terms by Friday.

 Reading Log - Pick five terms and read any news article making a connection to the word.

Abraham Lincoln

John Wilkes Booth

Ford’s Theater


Mary Todd Lincoln




John Brown



President Buchanan



Lincoln Project 


Activity:  Identifying Main Ideas

1.  You will be making 1 power point slide to show the main ideas of part I of the reading.

2.  Use a blank template and add pictures and text boxes.

3.  You will be designing a "Concept Collage" using information from Part I of the story.

4.  You will need to find four pictures from google images that relate to what we have read today.  Each picture must have a caption explaining why you included the picture in your collage.

5.  When you have completed your slide, make sure your name is somewhere on it and drop it into the U:drive, schrooney literacy, Abe Lincoln, slide 1. 


Assassin Topics





Harper’s Ferry, WV

John Brown

Camp songs

John Wilkes lines / quotes

Quakers’ take on slavery

Men / Women / First Ladies’ fashion

of this time period

Fort Delaware

Abraham Lincoln

John Wilkes Booth

Anna Myers

Washington D.C. Then and Now

Assassinations of Presidents

*Book Review Link with

Summaries of Each Chapter

(5 sentences or less)


Civil War Battles

Games and Activities Related to the Book


Gettysburg Address

Emancipation Proclamation

*Important Vocabulary Link (1st word - consumption)

Historical Fiction

*Plot Diagram


Microsoft Excel Chart Wizard -

Connection Between Bella and Wilkes

Favorite Quotes

Fashions of the late 1800’s

Timeline of Events in History - Show where Lincoln’s Assassination Falls

Movie Maker

Audacity Clip

Music / Plays of the Time Period

L’Enfant, Pierre Charles

Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Theories

Civil War Battles / Sites

Ft. Sumter





 http://www.civilwar.org/education/teachers/curriculum/civil-war-curriculum/middle-school/final-assessment.pdf - Civil War Assessment - Middle School





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