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A Revolutionary Field Trip: Poems of Colonial America

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The class is embarking on the field trip of a lifetime, as they head to colonial America. This spirited collection of poetry brings our country's birth to life. With drummers drumming, Native Americans powwowing, and the signers of the Declaration inscribing independence forevermore, the class leaves no cobblestone unturned. And now you can discover for yourself how things ...more
Hardcover, 37 pages
Published May 18th 2004 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Tammy Barnett
Feb 22, 2016 Tammy Barnett rated it liked it
This book of poems was an interesting take on the revolutionary time period. I was drawn in by the title and topic. Teaching students about the past can be exciting and I thought a poem book related to that topic might be fun. After reading the book, I think I would still use it to add to the books students can pick to read during the unit I am not sure I would really focus on it as much as I would have originally thought. (But it could be because the poems are not the style I enjoy most, so may ...more
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Oct 24, 2010 Teri rated it really liked it
This book is a collection of twenty poems for elementary aged school children. These poems aim to entertain young readers while teaching them about pioneer life, native life, and American history. Colorful illustrations accompany each poem. Mrs. Brown imparts her enthusiasm for American history by taking her class on a series of field trips to historic sites. The book also includes an extensive glossary of Colonial terms and maps of both the British Colonies and "Native Tribes and Nations."

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Marcia
May 09, 2010 Marcia rated it liked it
Recommends it for: grade 3
Third grade characters share poems of their field trip to a colonial village (similar to Sturbridge or Deerfield). The poems aren't great, but the third grade voices ring true. A fun connection to the 3rd grade American History unit.
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Sep 18, 2016 BreElle rated it really liked it
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I enjoyed this book very much, especially because the students in the story were not just hearing stories about Colonial America, but they were actually experiencing it. This story can provide awesome ideas for actual lesson plans in the classroom.
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Susan Katz is the Camp Fire Girl on the left in the photo, which is what she still looks like on the inside. On the outside, she's morphed into the author of eight children's books.

Her first book was a middle-grade novel, SNOWDROPS FOR COUSIN RUTH, winner of the Paterson Prize and a Publishers' Weekly Flying Start honor.

Her most recent books are THE PRESIDENT'S STUCK IN THE BATHTUB (Clarion Books
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