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Pioneer Projects

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Settlers had to make whatever they could not find or afford to buy. Pioneer Projects brings these crafts to life for children. Many authentic activities are presented with step-by-step instructions for children and parents to follow. Creative activities such as building a model of a settler town, are also explained in easy-to-follow steps. What a fantastic way for children to have fun and learn about life in centuries past!

Presents instructions for handicrafts and ...

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Overview

Settlers had to make whatever they could not find or afford to buy. Pioneer Projects brings these crafts to life for children. Many authentic activities are presented with step-by-step instructions for children and parents to follow. Creative activities such as building a model of a settler town, are also explained in easy-to-follow steps. What a fantastic way for children to have fun and learn about life in centuries past!

Presents instructions for handicrafts and activities in the spirit of the pioneers, including decoupage, hooked rugs, corn-husk dolls, block and sponge printing, and making a Jacob's ladder.

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School Library Journal
Gr 3-5An attractive but flawed effort. Kalman presents some period crafts but fails to define who the pioneers were, when they lived, or where. Her brief introduction simply makes the point that people at the time had to recycle many materials and use what was available to them. Thus, most ingredients or components for these activities are easily found in today's homes or yards. The projects range from braided rugs to stitched crafts, from cornhusk dolls to paper giftwrap, from pumpkin marmalade to a Jacob's ladder, each covered on a two-page spread with lots of colorful photos. Directions are brief to the point of confusion and will need clarification for younger children; terms such as "knead" are not defined and directions such as "roll out the dough" make no mention of using a rolling pin. Because proportions for mixing ingredients (such as paint and water), and measurements for seams or size of an item are not given, adult help will be needed for most projects. A good idea, poorly executed.Rosie Peasley, Empire Union School District, Modesto, CA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865054677
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/28/1996
  • Series: Historic Communities Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 950,822
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: 810L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.31 (w) x 10.79 (h) x 0.16 (d)

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