Explore Colonial America! 25 Great Projects, Activities, Experiments
Great World War II Projects
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Children's Literature Evaluation and Review (CLEAR)
"This would make a wonderful companion book for teachers focusing on this period in history and looking for interesting facts and kid friendly activities like making a log cabin using pretzel rods and icing, yum. Words specific to the period are defined throughout the book and there are ‘cool facts' that are just that, they don't disappoint."
Nashville Parent Book Reviews
"Learn about America's colonists, how they learned to survive, and key figures and events that helped shape the country we know today. Several projects and activities weave through each chapter, making this title more fun your young readers."
Susan Aten, elementary school teacher, The Hillside School, Macungie, Pennsylvania
"Ms. Fisher uses humor and hands-on activities to bring history alive. Before I present a historical unit, I usually have to search out maps, photographs, drawings, vocabulary, and activities to enhance the base material. Ms. Fisher did the work for me in her fascinating children's book on Colonial America."
Chief Robert Red Hawk Ruth, Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania
“Education and understanding our common history is so important. Explore Colonial America! is a great way for children to learn in a fun and easy way. I recommend this book highly.”
Brennan Pursell, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History, DeSales University
“What a pleasure! This hands-on, fun-filled text makes the history of the thirteen colonies come alive for young people. ”
Sandy Chambers, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Kutztown University
“Will engage children and motivate them to keep reading.”
Detailed Book Description
In Explore Colonial America!, kids ages 6-9 learn about America's earliest days as European settlements, and how the colonists managed to survive, build thriving colonies, and eventually challenge England for independence. How did the colonists build homes, feed and clothe themselves, and get along with the Native Americans who were already here?
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Let’s Explore Colonial America!
Homes—Yours or Mine?
Food—Anybody Got a Net?
Clothing and Wigs
School and Games—Let’s Learn and Play!
Famous People—What’s Your Name?
Conflict with England—You’re Not the Boss of Me!