A colorfully illustrated cover welcomes children to this fact-filled, fun-to-read compendium of American history and 25 related activities. A varied typeface; a red, white, and blue color scheme; and page numbers printed within blue stars add to the overall appeal. The six chapters focus on "Your World, Your Land," "The Average American: Who's That?" "Breaking Away from England," "All-American Symbols," "Songs, Sayings, and Speeches," and "All-American Holidays." Many topics and fascinating facts are covered in brief, sometimes humorous explanations. Coverage includes the early immigrants, how America got its name, Native Americans, the l3 colonies, currency, songs, and holidays. Activities, such as making a five-pointed star, a compass, and Liberty Bell cookies, list "What You Need" and then "What You Do," which is color-illustrated. Safety issues are addressed where needed. Libraries will find these activities useful for assignments and programming. This book makes history come alive.
Augusta R. MalvagnoCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Celebrate America with activites, facts and recipes for kids
- Smith, Gibbs Publisher
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)
- Age Range:
- 6 - 11 Years
Read an Excerpt
ONE: The Average American-Who's That?
America is called the "melting pot" of the world. Although that might not sound like a compliment, it's a wonderful thing to bep.
A melting pot is pretty much what it sounds like-a container where lots of different ingredients are mixed and melted until they're blended smoothly together. Our country is a melting pot because people from all over the world-rich and poor, of many different races and religions, speaking different languages, and bringing with them unique customs-come together and create something altogether new. It's kind of like a soup-the more different ingredients you add, the healthier and more interesting the result!
Meet the Author
Lynn Kuntz is the author of many fiction and non fiction magazine articles, as well as an activity book for kids called The Naturalist's Handbook: Activities for Young Ezplorers. She lives with her husband and four children in Durango, Colorado.
Mark A Hicks has illustrated many publications and periodicals, uncluding Sesame Street Magazine, U.S. Kids Magazine, and Kids Today (USA Today). He lives in Phoenix, Arizona
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