|Suggested Grade Level: 3rd|
|Number of Pages: 165|
|Course Materials: Textbook|
Course Description: This course presents fictional but realistic adventure stories of seventeenth-to-nineteenth century pioneer children in America. The text includes special unit studies to teach students how things were done in the past.
Posted by Karen B. on 04/21/2013
This book epitomizes manifest destiny. Used this at private school and 3rd graders loved it! each chapter is written from a childs point of view which makes it easy for the learning student to "step into history". The book was so popular that my Advanced 2nd graders used it as just a reader.
Testing Material is very thorough and not intimidating.
Posted by Catherine Garner on 03/19/2013
I stumbled across this book at a book fair and picked it up; it has been a wonderful find! The stories are fascinating and I have to make my daughter stop reading (so that she will still have a history lesson to read the next day!).
The lessons are about fictional children in various stages of settling the United States; our modern children identify with the earlier children, but are also inspired to be courageous and industrious.
If you have a student who finds history "dry," try this captivating book. Don't be surprised if you find your kids dressing up like pioneers and building a fort in the backyard!
(By the way, this book could also be a great read aloud to younger students.)