American Pioneers and Patriots

American Pioneers and Patriots

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Item #: 006476
ISBN: 9781932971514
Grades: 3

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This text presents fictional but realistic adventure stories of seventeenth-to-nineteenth century pioneer children in America. The text is divided into twelve units, each of which begins with a short synopsis of the period being studied. The history of that period is then told over several chapters in first-person narratives from the perspective of children who were living during that time. Each unit concludes with an interesting fact on how things were done in the past (such as "how the pioneers made cloth," or "how the blacksmith worked"), unit review questions, and suggested projects.

This unique approach to history uses historical nonfiction from a child's point of view. Daily life is accented, and we get a healthy dose of "multiculturalism" as we look at pioneer families from Spain, England, Holland, France, and Norway. We feel as though we are there, traveling to a new home, felling trees, building houses, planting trees, caring for animals, spinning yarn, sewing clothes, and preparing food. Scattered throughout are 8-frame discussions of important facets of pioneer life, such as building canoes or using a fireplace. At the end of each unit are several discussion questions, projects, and activities. An important aspect of the book is the emphasis on how useful children are to America and insight into the true personality of Columbus. This book was revised in 2003, and is now hardcover with four-color graphics, has enhanced maps, updated chapter questions, and an additional unit at the end of the text describing accelerated westward expansion due to the building of the transcontinental railroad.

Primary Subject
Caroline D. Emerson
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Christian Liberty Press
1.6 (lbs.)
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.5"
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Part of My Father's World Curriculum
Rebekah C on Nov 6, 2021
love CLP products, tried and true!
Crystal R on Sep 6, 2019
Part of My Father's World Curriculum
Rebekah C on Nov 6, 2021
Great price.
Ahna C on May 26, 2020
love CLP products, tried and true!
Crystal R on Sep 6, 2019
I chose this item because it is part of our homeschool curriculum. The price so much more reasonable than anywhere else we looked.
Yamilka M on Jul 23, 2018
My Father's World Adventures
shelby m on Sep 20, 2017
recommended by a friend
Kate M on May 28, 2017
Chose this because it's a part of the Heart of Dakota "Beyond Little Hearts for His Glory" curriculum that we're doing this upcoming school year.
Scot M on Aug 20, 2016
Great price.
Ahna C on May 26, 2020
I chose this item because it is part of our homeschool curriculum. The price so much more reasonable than anywhere else we looked.
Yamilka M on Jul 23, 2018
Is this a hardcover or paperback?
Alexandra on Jun 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Mine came as.a hardcover and it was never an option for either cover type.
What grade is it appropriate for? Thank you
A shopper on Oct 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I am using American Pioneers and Patriots with my second grader and kindergartner. While they are both enjoying the stories, my second grader is definitely more engaged. I think this book can be enjoyed by a range of ages with 2nd-3rd being the optimum.
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Rated 5 out of 5
1st grader enjoyed
Really enjoyed this, it's perfect for the kindergarten and 1st grade level.
June 20, 2022
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I loved this book It was told from a child's point of view that kept my daughter interested and asking for more For the cost she got more out of it than I ever expected and I was able to use it with multiple kids in our family Great supplemental book for history as my kids aren't hard core textbook learners
November 15, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5
This book will stay in our library for years to come! All the stories in this textbook are told from a child's point of view It kept my daughter's attention and it was easy for her to read This is the kind of thing that I always wanted as a child Facts and dates are great but this helps you to learn how the people lived and the struggles that they had to go through We love this book!
February 3, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5
This is a wonderful book It is much more than just a textbook in my opinion It is a collection of wonderful stories fictional but realistic There are 12 units It starts off with "A story of pioneer children from Spain" These are then grouped into short chapters of 3 The first unit is about Pedro and Catalina Ch1 Leaving Spain Ch 2 Storm at Sea Ch 3 Pedro's Knife Ch 1 starts out with a brief background about the first people who came to America the Spanish It does address that Indians lived here first of course Then it tells just a little bit more about what life was like for the Spanish pioneers Just enough to make you want to keep reading Then you get into the little details of Pedro and Catalina's life They could not read or write but Pedro could hunt and ride a horse Catalina could sew and spin thread sing and dance It goes into detail about moving to a new land Soon they are on a ship and they have new and unusual duties to do Each chapter builds on each other They always leave us wanting for more If you want you can read ahead just don't tell the kids At the end of the 3 chapters in each unit there is a Unit Review For the first one there are small pictures with information beneath them The topic is How People Lived on Sailing Ships There are a few questions relating to the stories read like What is a pioneer? Have you ever had experiences with boats? If so what are they? How was the ship that Pedro and Catalina came in different from our big ocean liners today? What is a comet? Tell me something about the characters in the story Read Luke 8:22-25 and explain why it is proper to pray to Jesus during a storm Then there is a section of things to do Collect pictures of different kinds of ships Make models of ships or use toy boats and have a boat exhibit Put events of the story in the right order Find Spain Florida and Puerto Rico on the map Unless you are really ambitious you will not want to do all of these Just choose your favorites or come up with your own ideas This was only just a sampling Other units are: A Story of Pioneers in Virginia A Story of Pioneers in Plymouth A Story of Dutch Pioneers A Story of Traveling by Canoe The Story of a Boy who saw George Washington Become President A Story of Pioneers on the Wilderness Trail A Story of Pioneers on the Ohio River A Story of Pioneers Traveling by Covered Wagon Stories about the Santa Fe Trail The Oregon Trail and the California Trail A Story of Pioneers from Norway and The Transcontinental Railroad Use it as a read-aloud or have the kids take turns reading it to each other or however you feel like it If your children have a hard time enjoying history you might want to try this one Everybody likes a good story right?
May 28, 2008
Rated 5 out of 5
A very sweet book It is a nice reader for American History although I would not call it a textbook
November 19, 2004

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