The Plymouth Colony

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The Plymouth Colony was founded by a group of people, some of them religious exiles, who came to North America from England to establish a settlement in the early 1600s. This book tells their story -- what they believed, how they lived, and what they accomplished. It also tells of the Native people who already lived in the region and the devastating impact of white settlement on their lives.
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Overview

The Plymouth Colony was founded by a group of people, some of them religious exiles, who came to North America from England to establish a settlement in the early 1600s. This book tells their story -- what they believed, how they lived, and what they accomplished. It also tells of the Native people who already lived in the region and the devastating impact of white settlement on their lives.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
The Gareth Stevens publishing group continues to provide excellent educational series books for younger readers. This series, "Events that Shaped America," highlights certain events and their locales to effectively explain why these were important in shaping American history and the people we have become. Each book follows the same format: an introduction overviews the events, followed by specific sections on that area's earliest inhabitants, the specific incidents that occurred in that locale, and how individuals were impacted by their interactions in the situation highlighted. In The Plymouth Colony, we are first introduced to the Wampanoag tribe, the native settlers of New England, followed by the introduction of the English Separatists and why they needed to come to the New World. Accompanying pictures and peach-colored highlight text providing, for the most part, quotes from those people who were part of the development of the "Plimoth" colony, help make the story more real for younger readers. A conclusion refocuses the reader on the event, then explains briefly what has happened to the locale in the present. Here, readers are provided a picture of the Mayflower II, a ship recreated to give visitors to Plymouth a sense of the size of the original Mayflower as well as a picture of Plymouth Rock itself with the year 1620 etched into its face. Final sections of the book include a timeline, glossary of the words previously bold-faced in the text, a reference section, and a wonderful "Things to Think About and Do" section that provides suggestions for teachers/readers to help assess both an understanding of the text as well as how one applies the reading to relevant, current-day issues.A solid research or general interest read for middle elementary to younger high school students. 2002, Gareth Stevens Publishing,
— Jean Boreen
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780836832242
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Series: Events That Shaped America Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.98 (w) x 10.22 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 4
Chapter 1 New England's First Inhabitants 6
Chapter 2 Plans for a New Colony 8
Chapter 3 The Journey and Arrival 10
Chapter 4 Settling at Plymouth 14
Chapter 5 Life in Plymouth Colony 20
Conclusion 26
Time Line 28
Things to Think About and Do 29
Glossary 30
Further Information 31
Index 32
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