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Mr. McCabe

Welcome to Mr. McCabe's Webpage!
Years of Experience: 15 Years
Birthplace: Annapolis, MD.
Family: I live with my wife Barb, my son Henry, and our fish.
Current Home: Centreville, Maryland
Hobbies/Interest:  Biking, Hiking, Going to Concerts, Skiing, and Watching Movies
Favorite Novel: A Fine Balance
Favorite Movie: Life of Pi
Favorite Band: Wilco 
Favorite Quote: "Whatever you are, be a good one."  -Abraham Lincoln
Goal for this Year:  Canoe 5 tributaries of the Chester River

SOCIAL STUDIES - Class Syllabus

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Newbery Medal Winning Historical Fiction

  • Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon

    by Steve Sheinkin Year Published: 2013
    Balancing intersecting threads of scientific discovery, political intrigue and military strategy, “Bomb” is a riveting historical nonfiction drama. Sheinkin’s engaging narrative explores the complex series of events that led to the creation of the ultimate weapon and introduces many memorable personalities involved in the pursuit. 
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  • Breaking Stalin's Nose

    by Eugene Yelchin Year Published: 2012
    On the eve of his induction into the Young Pioneers, Sasha’s world is overturned when his father is arrested by Stalin’s guard. Yelchin deftly crafts a stark and compelling story of a child’s lost idealism.
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  • Buddy, Not Buddy

    by Christopher Paul Curtis Year Published:
    The author of oft-taught Newbery Honor-winner The Watsons Go to Birmingham unfolds a new story of an eight-year old on a Depression-era trek to find the man he believes to be his father. With only his scrappiness and a poster that created a stir with his mother before she died, Bud (not Buddy) sets out from a foster home in Flint, Michigan in search of a mysterious upright-bass player.

    "The author has a gift for dealing with important issues with great style and humor," Baldwin offers. "His books can be loved by kids as young as fourth grade. Older students would gain a deeper understanding of the real world events and appreciation of the author's craft."
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  • Heart of a Samurai

    by Margi Preus Year Published: 2011
    Shipwrecks, whaling, a search for home and a delightful exploration of cultures create a swashbuckling adventure. This historical novel is based on the true story of Manjiro (later John Mung), the young fisherman believed to be the first Japanese person to visit America, who against all odds, becomes a samurai.
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  • Inside Out & Back Again

    by Thanhha Lai Year Published: 2012
    Hà and her family flee war-torn Vietnam for the American South. In spare yet vivid verse, she chronicles her year-long struggle to find her place in a new and shifting world. 
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  • One Came Home

    by Amy Timberlake Year Published: 2014
    In 1871 Wisconsin, love, betrayal, grief and violence spur 13-year-old Georgie on a gripping adventure full of hardship, heartbreak and terror. As she tries to solve the mystery of her sister’s disappearance, Georgie and her brash, humorous voice pull readers along on her journey of self-discovery.
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  • One Crazy Summer

    by Rita Williams-Garcia Year Published: 2011
    The voices of sisters Delphine, Vonetta and Fern sing in three-part harmony in this wonderfully nuanced, humorous novel set in 1968 Oakland, Calif. One crazy summer, the three girls find adventure when they are sent to meet their estranged poet-mother Cecile, who prints flyers for the Black Panthers.
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