The Rainforest Indians

The Rainforest Indians

by Ruth Thomson
     
 
Here is a gentle introduction to geography, history, and cultural subjects for young readers. Why were the pyramids built? What was it like going to school in ancient Greece? Who were the Vikings? What was it like being a soldier in the Roman army? Easy text and full-page photographs accompany fun projects and activities as children learn about history and social

Overview

Here is a gentle introduction to geography, history, and cultural subjects for young readers. Why were the pyramids built? What was it like going to school in ancient Greece? Who were the Vikings? What was it like being a soldier in the Roman army? Easy text and full-page photographs accompany fun projects and activities as children learn about history and social studies. Using readily available materials, kids can make their own cardboard Viking longship, a Grecian theater mask, a paper Roman bracelet, or an Egyptian amulet made from clay At the same time, young readers are introduced to the lifestyles, forms of government, culture, even the gods that were worshipped back in ancient times. Each book includes an index.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-This simplistic book adds to the popular publishing fad of combining factual texts with crafts, but there is just not enough substance here to support the effort. The most cursory of introductory information is paired with some easy, and not-so-easy projects. The crafts are presented without letting children know why they might want to make a canoe or a colorful bead necklace. A lot of modeling clay goes into the activities, calling for skills that may be far beyond the age of the readership. The dwelling, maloca, seems to require a lot of coordination in placing the framework for the bark-skin house. Insufficient background about rainforest plants and animals is provided for those who attempt the diorama project. Teachers and students deserve more substantial material about indigenous people.-Jacqueline Elsner, Athens Regional Library, GA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780516080741
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
Footsteps in Time Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 8.87(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
7 - 8 Years

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