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By Eleanor MacDonald

This is a superb source for objectives-based schooling. as the starting place of the social experiences curriculum is the kin, A Window into background offers academics a fascinating approach for introducing scholars to books which are based as own narratives of family members histories. those books, either fiction and nonfiction, mixed with hugely acceptable actions and tasks, construct subject matters round group, heritage, and cultural or social adjustments. additionally, the range of cultural backgrounds within the titles makes A Window into historical past specially invaluable in courses that emphasize multicultural concerns. instructed instructor source for grades 3-8.

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How did you learn to speak English? Who helped you? Where did you live when you first came here? How did you (or your parents) find a job? Were you (or your parents) able to do the same kind of work you or they had done before? What was the scariest or saddest thing about this experience? What was the happiest thing about this experience? Coming to the New World: The Immigrant Experience 19 ...............................................................................................................................................

Though warned of the dangers ahead, her father is convinced that a family that is careful and well prepared can safely make the journey. Mary is the eldest of three girls, and they are joined by John, a local boy who works for their father. Though they are well prepared, they have their share of difficulties. There are dangerous river crossings; shortages of food, fuel, and water; and they are attacked by Indians. 38 A Window into History: Family Memory in Children's Literature ...............................................................................................................................................

Meets a “big black dog” who licks her face and feet and lets her sleep on his shoulder. In the meantime, her parents realize Sarah is missing, and all the settlers for miles around leave their work to join in the search for the child. When searchers find her footprints next to the tracks of a bear, they give her up for lost, but Mama begs them to try just one more day. The next day a man named Mr. Heath arrives and says he saw the child in a dream and a bear was guarding her. The searchers lead him to the place he described, and they find Sarah, sleeping under a pine tree.

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