Pilgrims Of Plymouth
What was it like to be a pilgrim child in 17th-century Massachusetts? This charming picture book takes young readers back in time to see. For one thing, pilgrim children didn't go to school. Instead, they helped their parents with chores and played games such as marbles. There were no convenient grocery stores. Pilgrims had to hunt and gather food, then cook their meals on...more
Paperback, 16 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by National Geographic Children's Books
(first published January 1st 1999)
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Dec 14, 2011 Jenilyn Braden rated it 2 of 5 stars
I found this book to be a little boring. It was definitely informational and accurate, but I just felt like they could have made it a little more interesting. I actually zoned out during a bit of it. It was read in one of the kindergarten classes I'm observing and I think the students found it boring as well because they were fidgeting a lot. However, the teacher read a really funny and engaging book before this one and then she followed it up with this informational book. If I were her, I think...more
My students were fascinated by the differences between their lives and the lives of pilgrim children. Would have been nice if there was more of a focus on the Indians, but it still remains an interesting look at the first Thanksgiving and the lives of 17th century Americans. Age appropriate, great shots of 'real life' pilgrims (ie: reenactors), good for fostering interesting discussions.