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School Library Journal
Gr 2-5-With a pleasing variety of full-color photographs, etchings, drawings, and paintings, these offerings have appealing layouts and unique contents. In House, readers examine the floors, chimneys, and bathrooms of homes from ancient times to the present and find bedbugs, dirt, and backbreaking work. They will come away from this text with a new appreciation for modern times. School endows children with a new respect for modern educational techniques. Beginning with Stone Age "schools" taught by elders around the campfire, the author offers a brief history of reading, writing, and ciphers. Youngsters will especially enjoy seeing the "texts" on hornbooks or deerskin, as well as the many forms of discipline, such as caning, dunce caps, or "Breathing the smoke from burning chili peppers." The books have all of the elements librarians like to see in good nonfiction: table of contents, time line, glossary, bibliography, and index. Activities such as making a window cleaner or hornbook are included. Worthy additions to most collections.-Debbie Whitbeck, West Ottawa Public Schools, Holland, MI Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531145548
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Series: Everyday History Series
  • Edition description: 1 AMER ED
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.59 (w) x 10.74 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Before Writing 4
In Ancient Times 6
Monks and Scholars 8
The New Learning 10
Aztecs and Incas 12
Hornbooks and Quills 14
Lessons at Home 16
The Rich and the Ragged 18
Slates and Blackboards 20
New Frontiers 22
Between the Wars 24
School Can Be Fun! 26
A Mouse in the Class 28
Time Line 30
Glossary/Further Reading 31
Index 32
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