American Tales (Hewitt)

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I grew up loving history because I never saw it as a boring school subject like some kids did. My grandparents would tell me stories about adventurers, explorers, heroes and villains, and I would be captivated by these true stories from history. I love this book because it approaches the telling of history in the same way. Written at a 3-4 grade reading level, the reader is full of short stories about important characters in American history, both well-known and lesser-known figures. In the reader, a grandpa, grandma, father, and mother are telling the stories to a few children, who can't get enough and keep asking for more stories about different people. They (and the reader) learn about figures from Christopher Columbus to James Madison to Wilbur & Orville Wright. Forty different people are covered in all. While certainly not an all-inclusive biography of the figures, the reader is great at introducing the historical people and stories to younger students. A colorful illustration and a few review questions are included with each story. The reader was written by Michael G. Gaunt and is 316 pgs, pb. Gaunt also wrote the activity guide that accompanies the student reader. It supplies several activity ideas for each person covered in the reader, some specifically centered on the highlighted person and some general ideas like making a timeline of all the characters and acting out the stories. For each character covered in the reader, the activity guide provides spaces to write down the birth and death dates, character traits, and important life events of that person. The activity guide also has a useful appendix that holds a few reproducible sheets of things like maps and cut-out patterns for some of the suggested activities. Altogether, it is 60 pgs, spiral-bound. The activity guide is great if you want to get a bit more use out of the great stories in the reader. Alone or with the activity guide, this book is perfect for instilling a love of history in your children and familiarizing them with America's historical figures. ~ Rachel

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American Tales Activity Guide Item #: 042497
Grades: 3-4
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