Great Colonial America Projects  You Can Build Yourself

Great Colonial America Projects You Can Build Yourself

Great Colonial America Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9–12 to colonial America through hands-on building projects. From dyeing and spinning yarn to weaving cloth, from creating tin plates and lanterns to learning wattle and daub construction. Great Colonial America Projects You Can Build Yourself gives readers a chance to experience how colonial Americans lived, cooked, entertained themselves, and interacted with their neighbors.

Price (suggested retail)

  • Softcover, $15.95
  • eBook, $12.95

Grade Level 4–6

Ages 9–12

GRL S

Subjects

  • US History

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Great Colonial America Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9–12 to colonial America through hands-on building projects. From dyeing and spinning yarn to weaving cloth, from creating tin plates and lanterns to learning wattle and daub construction. Great Colonial America Projects You Can Build Yourself gives readers a chance to experience how colonial Americans lived, cooked, entertained themselves, and interacted with their neighbors.


Children’s Literature Review
“This is one of the best books for children about Colonial America. History teachers should own this book . . .”

Family Fun
“ . . . an educational yet fun approach to history.”

Kerry Dexter, Blogger News Network
“There’s a lot of fun to be had with Great Colonial America Projects You Can Build Yourself, for both children and adults. There’s history turned into story and sharing, so that even if, maybe especially if, history was never your best subject, you and your kids will come away with stories of your own to share.”

Jack Larkin, Chief Historian and Museum Scholar, Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
“An abundant and valuable resource for engaging students in understanding early American life.”

Connie Lapallo, author Dark Enough to See the Stars in a Jamestown Sky
“A friendly tone draws young readers in . . . a treat for those mothers with young children who want to bring the colonial period to life for them.”

Paula Locklair, Old Salem Museums and Gardens, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
“This delightful book is a wonderful and new way for children to become intrigued with colonial American history. This book should be a hit with families, teachers, and history museums!”

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Ring and Pin Game

Native Americans played many games. The games varied by tribe, and many were based on physical skills. The point of many of the games was to help improve hunting skills. Foot races improved speed, hideand- seek games were good practice for being silent, and archery games sharpened a hunter’s aim. Are you surprised that Native Americans of long ago played the same types of games that you still play today?

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Kris Bordessa

Kris Bordessa’s work has appeared in more than 50 national and regional publications, including FamilyFun, Nick Jr. Family Magazine and Parenting. She is the author of Tools of the Ancient Greeks: a Kid’s Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Greece and Great Colonial Projects You Can Build Yourself.



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Grade Level: 4–6
Ages: 9–12
GRL: S
Subjects: US History,
Specs: 8 x 10 , black and white interior , 128 pages,
Includes: Table of Contents, Timeline, Maps, Glossary, Resources, Index,

Reviews

Children’s Literature Review
“This is one of the best books for children about Colonial America. History teachers should own this book . . .”

Family Fun
“ . . . an educational yet fun approach to history.”

Kerry Dexter, Blogger News Network
“There’s a lot of fun to be had with Great Colonial America Projects You Can Build Yourself, for both children and adults. There’s history turned into story and sharing, so that even if, maybe especially if, history was never your best subject, you and your kids will come away with stories of your own to share.”

Jack Larkin, Chief Historian and Museum Scholar, Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts
“An abundant and valuable resource for engaging students in understanding early American life.”

Connie Lapallo, author Dark Enough to See the Stars in a Jamestown Sky
“A friendly tone draws young readers in . . . a treat for those mothers with young children who want to bring the colonial period to life for them.”

Paula Locklair, Old Salem Museums and Gardens, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
“This delightful book is a wonderful and new way for children to become intrigued with colonial American history. This book should be a hit with families, teachers, and history museums!”


Projects

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Ring and Pin Game

Native Americans played many games. The games varied by tribe, and many were based on physical skills. The point of many of the games was to help improve hunting skills. Foot races improved speed, hideand- seek games were good practice for being silent, and archery games sharpened a hunter’s aim. Are you surprised that Native Americans of long ago played the same types of games that you still play today?


Click here to download a print-friendly PDF

Author-Illustrator

Kris Bordessa

Kris Bordessa’s work has appeared in more than 50 national and regional publications, including FamilyFun, Nick Jr. Family Magazine and Parenting. She is the author of Tools of the Ancient Greeks: a Kid’s Guide to the History and Science of Life in Ancient Greece and Great Colonial Projects You Can Build Yourself.