Students will choose a nonfiction or historical fiction book within a specific time frame (determined by course content). After reading the book, students will construct a timeline comparing the course of history as seen through the author of the book and actual events that take place in history. A brief reflective essay will also be assigned. This lesson can be adapted to any time in history or any grade level. The only adjustment would be the level and subject of the book. Students were given six weeks to read the book. Time is given in class for SSR (Sustained Silent Reading) and students also read at home. Common Core and Social Studies Standards, strategies, and teacher evaluation components are included. Student handouts, technology directions, rubric and assignment example are attached.