The purpose of this professional project is to complete a book proposal for a historical fiction novel/story on the Battle of Boston and the events that led up to the American revolution. The book is designed as a novella, a short novel, to make it more accessible for secondary education readers where longer texts may cause potential readers to reject the book. There were multiple reasons I selected this as my professional project: interest in the time period, recent completion of teaching on the subject with some of my students, an interest in writing, and, after some research, the discovery of the lack of similar materials already in existence. Though there are many textbooks, articles, documentaries, and reports that detail the events of Boston during and prior to the American revolution, there are significantly fewer fictional materials targeted towards students of the secondary education level, especially those that take the form of books.

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Master of Science in Education: Interdisciplinary Professional Studies

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Joshua Schulze

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Gregory Zobel

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Emma Cisneros



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