Great Colonial America Projects: You Can Build Yourself
Investigate the Evolution of American Sound
The United States boasts a rich musical diversity. Early Americans discovered ways to weave European traditions with new cultural influences to compose a unique musical identity. African traditions influenced hymns and folk songs that connected people to religion and to the trials and tribulations of everyday life. Patriotic tunes created unity in wartime. Even now,$16.95 - $21.95
The Great Depression
Experience the 1930s From the Dust Bowl to the New Deal
In The Great Depression: Experience the 1930s from the Dust Bowl to the New Deal, readers ages 12 to 15 compare and contrast the America of today with an America that saw extreme unemployment, food riots, the Dust Bowl, the invention of the analog computer, and the first splitting of the atom.$17.95 - $22.95
World War I
The Great War to End All Wars
World War I: The Great War to End All Wars brings to light the key details of this critical juncture in history, which marks the transition to a modern era in which mass destruction became not only a possibility but a reality through military technologies a century in the making.$17.95 - $22.95
Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions
You Can Build Yourself
Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the life and times of one of America's greatest thinkers with over 25 hands-on building projects and activities. From his groundbreaking scientific discoveries and inventions to his career as a writer, printer, and politician, Amazing Ben Franklin Inventions gives young$15.95 - $21.95
Children's Literature Review
"This is one of the best books for children about Colonial America. History teachers should own this book . . ."
". . . 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!"
Detailed Book Description
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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Colonial America Timeline and an Overview of the Thirteen Colonies
How It All Began
The New World
The Mayflower Voyage
Indentured Servants and Slavery
European Influence and Conflict
Colonial Law and Order
The First Americans
Native American Trade
Native American Games and Toys
Life in a Colonial Home
The Colonial Bedroom
Farm Animals and Game
Life and Work in a Colonial Town
Crime and Punishment, Colonial Style