Literature 36: The Tale of Two Christinas: Christina Baker Kline and Christina Olson


The author of the hugely popular novel “Orphan Train” has a new bestseller and this one is also set in 20th century America…however, you probably already know the main character of this book, even if you don’t recognize her full name. Christina Baker Kline’s new title, “A Piece of the World” focuses on the life of Christina Olson, the subject of Andrew Wyeth’s painting “Christina’s World.” In this conversation, we talk with Kline about her two successful novels, her writing process and the true story of Christina Olson.

Student Tools

Student Tool 66: Video Reflection Worksheet

Students can use this activity on their own to share their learning and insights about any video they watch independently, and this Student Tool can also be used in conjunction with Teacher Tool 318: Sharing Your Insights Through A Reflection Worksheet as part of a classroom or homeschool activity. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.


Teacher Tools

Teacher Tool 318: Cross Curricular Activity--Video Reflection

This teacher tool, accompanying the video above, provides an Interdisciplinary activity that invites students to complete a reflection worksheet to share learning and insights they gained by watching the video. This tool can be used with any video on the Educate.Today website.


Teacher Tool 329: Understanding Primary and Secondary Sources

Educate.Today is full of primary sources to use with your students. This teacher tool focuses on understanding the difference between primary sources and secondary sources and provides an example of an activity to do with students to build their effective use of primary sources in a research project.