- Age Range: 8 - 12 years
- Grade Level: 3 - 7
- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (September 3, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0471161691
- ISBN-13: 978-0471161691
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.4 x 10.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #871,876 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Pioneer Days: Discover the Past with Fun Projects, Games, Activities, and Recipes Paperback – September 3, 1997
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6?An interesting and unusual assortment of history, culture, crafts, and stories to teach about the daily life of the pioneers. In chapters arranged by seasons, King chronicles the life of a fictional family. The women's work and pastimes are more detailed than those of the men, leading into the instructions for a variety of objects and foodstuffs that were fashioned by mothers and daughters, such as air-dried flowers, toys and games, homemade soda pop, johnnycakes, and various holiday ornaments. The author's research is evident, and the presentation of the activities and recipes is so engaging that the book will appeal to a wide audience. Shaded sidebars offer intriguing historical data about various customs and artifacts and explain how technology changed some of the traditional methods mentioned in the narrative. Suitable caveats are given with regard to getting adult help, or picking only flowers that do not belong to others. Churning butter and making cheese are often mentioned, but directions are not given. The bibliography is excellent. Pen-and ink drawings clearly demonstrate the steps for creating the various projects. A book that's enjoyable as well as educational.?Marilyn Fairbanks, East Junior High School, Brockton, MA
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From the Publisher
This book gives children hands-on experience of the life of early settlers with over 30 activities presented in simple steps. Activities include making homemade soda pop, creating silhouettes, making whirligigs and Jumping Jacks, and much more. The story of a pioneer family in 1843 lets children identify with pioneer children.
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