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Thunder From the Clear Sky

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Sewall wrote about the settlement of the Plymouth colony in The Pilgrims of Plimoth and about the daily life of the Wampanoag Indians in People of the Breaking Day. This new book illustrates what happened when these two people met. Told by a Wampanoag brave and a Pilgrim settler, Thunder from the Clear Sky shows two cultures with very different views of life. Full color.
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published October 30th 1995 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Sewall explores the deteriorating relations between the English settlers in Plymouth and the native peoples that culminated in King Philip's War and the virtual destruction of the Wampanoags and their allies. The story is told in the alternating voices of a Wampanoag and a pilgrim. This gives youngsters some insight into the misunderstandings that exacerbated the existing differences.

Age/Grade: 7+

Instructional Ideas:
Use in a unit on Colonial America to explore and discuss conflict resolution.
Robert W.
This picture book provides information from when Europeans first arrived in America and their initial reactions to each other. It then begins to tell about events from two perspectives, the pilgrims and wampanoags.
I liked the idea of this more than the execution.
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