Why are the mud mosques in northern and western Africa rebuilt each year? What do the different colors in bead necklaces symbolize? What are fantasy coffins? Arts and crafts offer a window into African culture, reflecting its history, technology, beliefs,
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Reviewed with Marian Broida's Projects about Colonial Life.
Gr. 3-5. The new Hands-On History series fits the bill both for teachers wanting to liven up American history units and for creative kids entranced by yesteryear. Don't be put off by the slightly washed-out illustrations on the book covers; the material inside is much slicker, and there are plenty of full-color diagrams, photos, and illustrations. Each title features about 10 simple, satisfying projects, divided into three main sections: northern, middle, and southern colonies in Colonial Life; "Ancient Pueblo People," "The Navajo," and "The Hopi and Zuni" in American Indians. Most of the activities are introduced with a lively you-are-there narrative, so readers can readily imagine themselves in another time and place as they tackle projects such as preparing hasty pudding, making a quill pen, sculpting Zuni-style fetishes, or learning bits of the Navajo code used in World War II. A glossary, further readings, and Internet resources round out each volume. Jennifer Mattson
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Book Description Heinemann Library, 2003. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110739866060
Book Description Heinemann Library. LIBRARY BINDING. Book Condition: New. 0739866060 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0377824