History comes alive through a great story!

I've always enjoyed a good story that explains history as if you're living it in the current time.  Susan Kilbride, a home educator, realized that teaching history by telling stories of the people who lived it was quite powerful.  Thus, Our America... The Pilgrim Adventure was written.  

This series is a fun way to help teach children about history.  I've also found that incorporating content area text into language arts is a great way to integrate the standards in a cross-curricular manner.  This book is best suited for ages 10 and up. 

Book Summary:
Finn and Ginny's parents are lost back in time, and the two young twins have decided to go back to early America to find them.  Their search takes the twins to the Mayflower where they discover tat the Pilgrims had far more adventure than they had ever realized.

This first book in the Our America series is designed to teach the real story of the Pilgrims in such a fun way that the reader won't even realize that it's educations.  The Pilgrim Adventure is based on actual accounts written by the Pilgrims themselves, and kids who read the is book will find that by the end of the story they may know more about the Pilgrim's adventures than their parents do.

Free Companion Unit Study to The Pilgrim Adventure:
On Susan's site, she has resources to support her books.

My 11 year old son, who has no desire to learn from a textbook about the pilgrims and memorize boring dates, eagerly read “The Pilgrim Adventure.”  A living book, “The Pilgrim Adventure”  combines real facts with some fiction to make the subject more appealing. -- Tina

{click here to get the free unit plan and info. to buy the book}





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