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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.
 THIEVES STRATEGY - Assassin Commercial - History Channel - Civil War - Commercial - John Wilkes Booth - Lessons on American History


H:\Assassin - Anna Myers\Assassin - The Valley of the Shadow Two Communities in the American Civil War.mht - Best Civil War Sites - John Wilkes Booth - Ford Theater Photos


 - Constitution Center - Put yourself in President Lincoln's shoes to make the decisions he faced - John Wilkes Booth - History Channel Interactive


 This is the link to Anna Myers website for the book Assassin - - Abraham Lincoln - Lincoln - Primary Sources
 - Abraham Lincoln Vocabulary Activity - The American Civil War Homepage - Civil War Photos - Civil War Photos - Civil War Worksheets



President Lincoln Info - TO TELL THE TRUTH MR. LINCOLN
 - Lincoln Timeline - Interactive - Valley of the Shadow - Lincoln - Lincoln's Assassination - Dream - Lincoln Reciting the Gettysburg Address & other Information - Lincoln Activities - Lincoln Net - Abraham Lincoln Research - Create a Civil War Presentation - Civil War - Mr. Donn - Civil War for Kids - Civil War Photographs
 - Faces of the Civil War - History Channel - Authenic Photos

 - Lincoln's Assassination X - Lincoln's Assassination - Lincoln Research Site - Mary Todd Lincoln Research Site  X - Mary Todd Lincoln - Mary Todd Lincoln - Asylum - Robert Lincoln's Research Site  X - Robert Lincoln - Lincoln Sites - To Tell the Truth - Lincoln - Lincoln - 2 Minds on Slavery - Lincoln's Letters - Lincoln's "Failures" Reading and Writing - Integrating Reading & Writing Activity - Lincoln's Prophetic Dream - Lincoln Conspiracy Theories - Lincoln Quote - 2nd Inauguration Speech - Civil War Slang - Lincoln's Brainy Quotes - 2 Civil War Diaries - Pres. Lincoln - Reference - Lincoln Papers - The Time of the Lincolns - PBS - NY Times Lincoln Page - Lincoln's Pockets at his Assassination - Mr. Nussbaum - Civil War - Civil War Sites - Civil War - South - Civil War Ghosts - Army of the Dead Civil War Page - Civil War Timeline -  Pres. Lincoln - Pres. Lincoln - Info & Online Quiz - Lincoln Memorial - Ben's Page - Lincoln Info -National Park Service - Virtual Tour - Lincoln Lessons - Lincoln Net - Lincoln's Classroom & Booth Flees DC - Lincoln Interactive - What was in Lincoln's pocket when he was assassinated? - Mr. Lincoln & the Founders - Lincoln & Pres. White House - Lincoln Timeline - Interactive Lincoln Biography

 - John Wilkes Booth - Booth - The Final Days - History Channel
 - Booth Interactive

 - Lincoln Quizzes Gettysburg - NPS - Jefferson Davis - Lincoln - Kennedy Coincidences - Civil War - Smithsonian - Civil War Timeline - Civil War Battles by State - Civil War Almanacs - Smithsonian - Civil War Photos - QUIA - Civil War Quiz - Interactive Civil War - Emancipation Proclamation - John Brown - Raid & Capture - John Brown's Trial - Fact Monster - Mason Dixon Line - Slavery - Born in Slavery - Accounts - Slave Auction - Slavery - Nat'l. Geographic Interactive - Underground Railroad Museum - Underground RR Maps, Info - NPS - Lincoln Synopsis - John Wilkes Booth - Booth's Diaries - Booth on the run - Wanted Poster - John Wilkes Booth - Chasing Lincoln's Killer - Book Talk - Life & Death of John Wilkes Booth - Booth Photos - Booth - On Track of an Assassin - Discovery - Ghost Lab - Lincoln vs. Booth - John Wilkes Booth autopsy - Gettysburg Address - CSpan - Video & Text - Gettsysburg Address, Civil War, Presidency CSpan Video - Lincoln Lessons - Civil War Foot Soldier - Women in the Civil War - Lincoln Quiz - Lincoln Book Online - Reading A-Z - Lincoln's Crossroads Activities - Civil War Book Activities & Assessment Questions - Lincoln Powerpoints - Civil Powerpoints


http://www_mrnussbaum_com+-+Interactive+United+States+History.mht - Mr. Nussbaum's Interactive Civil War Maps - YouTube "Assassin" Commercial - YouTube "Assassin" Commercial - Ford's Theater Quiz & Interactive Washington, D.C. Map - Civil War Rap Song - Lincoln



Projects Related to Assassin - 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

 - Lincoln Quotes - Lincoln Quotes - 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


  - Civil War Assessment - Middle School