History Pockets - Colonial America
Category Description for History Pockets
Supplement your elementary studies of history with memorable activities and a personalized book of projects and the facts they've learned. Each book is divided up into a series of units, each unit representing one pocket in their book. Each unit contains several parts, including an overview page for you, and then a title for the pocket, a "Fast Facts" bookmark or picture dictionary cards, an "About" page or small booklet to read and discuss on the topic, an "Art Reference Page" (for the upper levels), and various activities to complete and include in your pocket. For example, in the Native Americans book, in the Tlingit unit, there's a title for the pocket along with several picture dictionary cards, a fact sheet, a booklet with illustrations for the child to color, and then two craft projects - creating a potlatch mask that the Tlingits wear to special occasions, as well as a totem pole layer book. A selection of pocket contents from an upper grade book such Ancient Egypt in the "Daily Life" unit would include a pocket title, 'Fast Facts" bookmark with facts about life in ancient Egypt, an "About Daily Life" sheet to read, an art page featuring ancient Egyptian clothing, and activities including dressing a figure in ancient Egyptian clothing, making a necklace of six important Egyptian symbols, and making a small book on ancient Egyptian dwellings. Most projects, patterns, and everything else to be included in the pockets are reproducible for your own use. All the pieces you need in this book are included for your use, and there are very few (if any) time-consuming projects, as most of them require only a paper pattern copied from the book and used, making this an easy way to combine some hands-on extra fun and personality into your history study, without expending a lot of time and effort on projects, for moms running a little short on time.
Customer Reviews5.0 / 5.01 ReviewHistory pockets - Colonial America makes learning US Colonial history FUN! The book is divided by the main highlights of Colonial history - Mayflower Jamestown Important people of the times Colonial life etc - and each section has several hands-on activities that allow you and your children to really grasp this period! My children made horn books as we learned about colonial schools They made their own colonial village map after learning all the components of what they felt was important in creating a village as well as a southern plantation! I can't say enough good things about this book! The ease of use is wonderful too! Just make copies of the activity or project you'd like your kids to do that correlates with your history lesson and wha-la! My boys loved this portion of history time While I read from the textbook with occasional questions to make sure they were following along they were able to color/cut/glue and put together their project while listening about the facts of it!If you are looking for projects that will reinforce the major events of Colonial America or whatever history period you're studying this is your book! It is worth the investment!April 6, 2011
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