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Living Long Ago

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Item #: 012400
ISBN: 9780746011096
Grades: K-4
Author: H. Edom; F. Brooks

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Publisher:EDC / Usborne
Pub. Date: 1990
Binding: Trade Paper
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 7.63 x 8 in.
Edition: illustrated
Language: English
Series Title: Explainers Series
Age Range: 7 to UP
Grade Range: 2 to 4
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The Usborne Book of Living Long Ago is one of our family favorites! We have been using this book off and on for three years and we learn something new each time we pick it up This book is great to use as a simple introduction to world history for young children The subjects covered are Clothes and Fashion Homes and Houses Food and Eating and Travel and Transport Within each subject there is a two-page spread dedicated to each basic time period from the earliest times to the present The students will enjoy learning fun facts about the most primitive cultures the ancient Egyptians Romans Vikings people from the Middle Ages North American Indians and 19th century Europeans The timelines in this book begin 350 000 years ago but the timelines are in small print at the top left of each page so they are easy enough to disregard if this doesn�t agree with your family�s beliefs�but taking notice of the timelines can definitely open up interesting discussions with older children Two of our children ages 6 and 8 love to look through the pages of this book and learn about the delicious and sometimes disgusting things people have eaten over the course of time They also think it�s neat to learn about changing fashions and modes of transportation In addition to that they enjoy the hands-on activities interspersed throughout the book For the Clothes and Fashion topic students learn how to make a �mammoth tusk� necklace and Egyptian collar a medieval pouch a European collar and a beauty patch For Homes and Houses the children can get some practice in art and construction by making reed paintings a miniature four-poster bed a model teepee and a model house For Food and Eating they find out how to make a toy Viking cauldron cook a pumpkin pie make Medieval fish pasties and learn how to properly fold a party napkin For Travel and Transport students discover how to make a model coracle (an ancient type of boat) that really floats! The colorful and sometimes humorous illustrations in Living Long Ago are absorbing both to younger and older readers As with most other Usborne books this book is chock-full of information on every page both words and illustrations�so for a reader that gets easily sidetracked it may be a bit overwhelming This book is small and perfect for little hands but the print is still large enough to make it easy to read It would be a good independent reader for older elementary students (probably 3rd grade reading level and up) but we have used it as a read aloud so that we can all learn together! The only teacher preparation required for using this book is gathering ingredients or other supplies for the hands-on activities Living Long Ago is a fantastic book for introducing history in a relaxed fun way!
February 5, 2008
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I am a piano teacher and my students are working on a solo title "Long, Long Ago". I purchased this book so that students can read a bit of history helping them to connect with the piece.
Jacqueline G on Aug 23, 2016
My daughter was a reluctant reader but once I introduced this series to her she took off on her reading journey.
Monica D on Sep 29, 2015
I am a piano teacher and my students are working on a solo title "Long, Long Ago". I purchased this book so that students can read a bit of history helping them to connect with the piece.
Jacqueline G on Aug 23, 2016
Recommended by a friend
Martha M on Oct 29, 2015
My daughter was a reluctant reader but once I introduced this series to her she took off on her reading journey.
Monica D on Sep 29, 2015
Sonlight recommended it to go with Story of the World Vol 1 - Kindergarten
Tiffany E on Sep 28, 2015
Recommended by a friend
Martha M on Oct 29, 2015
Sonlight recommended it to go with Story of the World Vol 1 - Kindergarten
Tiffany E on Sep 28, 2015
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    The Usborne Book of Living Long Ago is one of our family favorites! We have been using this book off and on for three years and we learn something new each time we pick it up This book is great to use as a simple introduction to world history for young children The subjects covered are Clothes and Fashion Homes and Houses Food and Eating and Travel and Transport Within each subject there is a two-page spread dedicated to each basic time period from the earliest times to the present The students will enjoy learning fun facts about the most primitive cultures the ancient Egyptians Romans Vikings people from the Middle Ages North American Indians and 19th century Europeans The timelines in this book begin 350 000 years ago but the timelines are in small print at the top left of each page so they are easy enough to disregard if this doesn�t agree with your family�s beliefs�but taking notice of the timelines can definitely open up interesting discussions with older children Two of our children ages 6 and 8 love to look through the pages of this book and learn about the delicious and sometimes disgusting things people have eaten over the course of time They also think it�s neat to learn about changing fashions and modes of transportation In addition to that they enjoy the hands-on activities interspersed throughout the book For the Clothes and Fashion topic students learn how to make a �mammoth tusk� necklace and Egyptian collar a medieval pouch a European collar and a beauty patch For Homes and Houses the children can get some practice in art and construction by making reed paintings a miniature four-poster bed a model teepee and a model house For Food and Eating they find out how to make a toy Viking cauldron cook a pumpkin pie make Medieval fish pasties and learn how to properly fold a party napkin For Travel and Transport students discover how to make a model coracle (an ancient type of boat) that really floats! The colorful and sometimes humorous illustrations in Living Long Ago are absorbing both to younger and older readers As with most other Usborne books this book is chock-full of information on every page both words and illustrations�so for a reader that gets easily sidetracked it may be a bit overwhelming This book is small and perfect for little hands but the print is still large enough to make it easy to read It would be a good independent reader for older elementary students (probably 3rd grade reading level and up) but we have used it as a read aloud so that we can all learn together! The only teacher preparation required for using this book is gathering ingredients or other supplies for the hands-on activities Living Long Ago is a fantastic book for introducing history in a relaxed fun way!
    February 5, 2008
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    Why did you choose this?
    Rainbow Resource Center Store
    I am a piano teacher and my students are working on a solo title "Long, Long Ago". I purchased this book so that students can read a bit of history helping them to connect with the piece.
    Jacqueline G on Aug 23, 2016
    My daughter was a reluctant reader but once I introduced this series to her she took off on her reading journey.
    Monica D on Sep 29, 2015
    I am a piano teacher and my students are working on a solo title "Long, Long Ago". I purchased this book so that students can read a bit of history helping them to connect with the piece.
    Jacqueline G on Aug 23, 2016
    Recommended by a friend
    Martha M on Oct 29, 2015
    My daughter was a reluctant reader but once I introduced this series to her she took off on her reading journey.
    Monica D on Sep 29, 2015
    Sonlight recommended it to go with Story of the World Vol 1 - Kindergarten
    Tiffany E on Sep 28, 2015
    Recommended by a friend
    Martha M on Oct 29, 2015
    Sonlight recommended it to go with Story of the World Vol 1 - Kindergarten
    Tiffany E on Sep 28, 2015
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