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Hands-On Rocky Mountains: Art Activities for Anasazi American Indians, Settlers, Trappers and Cowboys Paperback – February 11, 1997

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 and up
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten and up
  • Series: Hands-On
  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: Kits Publishing (February 11, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0964317729
  • ISBN-13: 978-0964317727
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 9.1 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,091,073 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 4 Up. Teachers and other adults who work with children will appreciate these craft ideas, centering on five historical groups from the Rocky Mountain region: early people, American Indians, trappers, settlers, and cowboys. Each section is introduced with a brief overview highlighting the people and time period. Care has been taken to be accurate and provide a sensitive portrayal of all groups represented. The crafts are much more authentic looking than those usually offered in such collections and are all created with materials available at craft or hobby stores. Among the projects included are petroglyph book covers, a Navajo woven bag, a knife sheath, and a rag rug. Each finished project is depicted in a full-page, full-color photograph, along with a reproduction of an actual artifact. While attractive, this title may mislead children as to the expected outcome of their work. The directions are accompanied by line drawings and are mostly clear, but a few require interpretation based on the photographs or previous knowledge. (For example, the instruction "to whipstitch" is not elaborated on.) On occasion, readers are directed to as many as three different pages to complete a project. The overall appearance is very attractive, and children as well as adults will be drawn to the activities, but youngsters will require adult help to complete them.?Darcy Schild, Schwegler Elementary School, Lawrence, KS
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Gr. 3^-6, younger for use with adult. This is a particularly attractive activities book. Even children who aren't inclined to do the crafts will enjoy looking at the handsome, oversize color photographs, pictures of a quality rarely seen in this type of book. It covers a lot of ground, but the book is well designed, and the information never overwhelms. A two-page spread introduces each group covered (early people, American Indian, trappers, settlers, cowboys). This is followed by the crafts, 2 to 10 for each topic. These include making story robes, powder horns, rag rugs and quilts, and spurs. Facing each page of directions is a full-page photo of one of the original objects. The crafts vary in difficulty and appeal, but there should be something here for every age and artistic ability. Ilene Cooper

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Xander and Patrick's Nana on June 2, 2012
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The projects in this series are imaginative, and well thought out. They are made from things you can find at home, or ask parents to save for you at home. There is great information on what the items represent in history. I live the way each book covers more than one period. I was disappointed that the books in the series repeat some projects, that some projects are in more than one book in the series. I found the emphasis on Mormon pioneers, rather than pioneers in general, a bit surprising. I think that the publisher should have made note of this focus in the information about the book. Most of the material is adaptable to all pioneers, however. I have purchased all the series related to American history, and I am well pleased with all of them.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Karen Laurvick on January 7, 2013
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we are using this for school so it doesn't matter if I love it or hate it; required, I am lol!
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