Combines the comprehensive study guides to all three historical novels:
1. Teachers' introduction;
2. List of characters;
3. Guiding questions and some commentary for each chapter. The questions encourage readers to a deeper understanding of the background, themes, and characters of the text. They are designed to stimulate thought, discussion and interpretation, not to test, and can be used for self-study, homework, group discussion in class, jigsaw groups, formal presentations, written answers, etc.;
4 Ideas for groupings for classroom discussion, feedback, and presentation;
5. Three graphic organizers (timeline, character perspectives, and plot structure) for annotation.
6. Vocabulary activity and test (with answers).