Item description for History Pockets: Native Americans, Grades 1-3 (History Pockets) by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers...
Overview Bring history alive as students explore the fascinating past by making the interactive projects in History Pockets. Students store the projects in easy-to-make construction paper pockets that are wonderful portfolios for assessment and display
Publishers Description History Pockets-Native Americans, Grades 1 3, contains nine memorable discovery pockets. The introduction pocket gives an overview of the tribes in North America that are featured. The other pockets focus on food, clothing, shelter, and family life of eight Native American tribes. Each of the pockets contains: a reproducible pocket label, three dictionary words and pictures, plus a shelter stamp, a fact sheet of background information for the teacher, a reproducible students information booklet complete with illustrations, arts and crafts projects, and writing activities. Evaluation forms are provided at the end of the book to give students a chance to reflect on all they have learned. The book includes the following pockets: Introduction to Native Americans, The Inuit of the Arctic, The Tlingit of the Northwest, The Nez Perce of the Plateau, The Maidu of California, The Sioux of the Plains, The Navajo of the Southeast.
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Studio: Evan Moor
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.88" Width: 8.5" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2003
Publisher Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
Grade Level Grade School
Series History Pockets
ISBN 1557999015 ISBN13 9781557999016 UPC 023472037039
Availability 0 units.
More About Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
Since 1979, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers has provided educators with practical, creative, and engaging PreK–8 materials to support and enrich the core curriculum.
We strive to produce educational materials that are aligned with current standards and best educational practices—and with student interests and motivations. We pride ourselves on our ability to create products that not only build and reinforce basic and complex skills, but that develop a curiosity about the subjects in which those skills are taught.
When teaching colleagues and friends Joy Evans and Jo Ellen Moore created their first handwritten book to motivate struggling students in their classroom, they had no idea that they were embarking on a very successful career in educational publishing.
In the 1970s, Joy and Jo Ellen were team teaching in a Title I school in California and developing their own supplemental resources to inspire students in their classroom to learn basic skills. After multiple rejection letters from publishers, Joy and Jo Ellen decided to independently publish their first six titles. Partnering with Joy’s brother, Bill Evans, the trio founded Evan-Moor Educational Publishers in 1979.
Joy and Jo Ellen taught the first few years while Bill practiced law. Bill and Joy’s parents, Olive and Earl, volunteered their garage as a warehouse and shipping facility. Olive and Earl also served as the first sales team, visiting local stores and book clubs—and eventually the grassroots efforts took off.
Today, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers operates with the same family spirit and enthusiasm that the company was founded on nearly 35 years ago. While Evan-Moor sadly said goodbye to Joy Evans in 2012, the passion and energy that Joy, Jo Ellen, and Bill infused into Evan-Moor has propelled the company to long-term success.
Joy and Jo Ellen’s inaugural, hand-crafted book has led to more than 500 titles, as well as digital resources, e-books, center kits, RTI resources, and an interactive learning platform for 1:1 learning models. And today, as in the early days, Evan-Moor continues to develop resources and technologies with a clear, unwavering focus on the goal of helping children learn.
Reviews - What do customers think about History Pockets: Native Americans, Grades 1-3?
It was okay May 20, 2007
While the History Pocket books are great for making a book, they are a little boring by themselves. There is too much coloring and not enough learning. We have learned more by reading library books, the encyclopedia, watching an educational show, or talking about the subjects.
When we purchased these, I liked the idea. But, after wasting a lot of our homeschool day with the children coloring (by day 3, coloring had turned into scribbles) I decided to use these as supplemental activities. We read and do art projects. We talk about the subjects.
My kids liked this HP the best, and actually did quite a few of the activities from it. I found it is best used at the end of the day, so if they spend a lot of time on it, it's okay.
We have several of the HP products. Now, we let the kids chose which ones looked "fun", and skip the rest.
While it is nice to have a book to look at afterwards, I feel they do not serve a great purpose. (And they are a waste of printer paper and ink.) They are nice if you need a "work sample" for school, but I feel they are just "busy work". History can be learned in much more interesting ways.
HPs are always fun and full of quality activities that my boys enjoy Sep 8, 2006
I really like the History Pockets series - they're wonderful. And, this book is quite good and full of a variety of age appropriate activities that my boys really enjoyed. However, I question how some of the tribes were selected; specifically, the Seminoles of the Southeast Region. While the HP units can stand alone quite well as a unit study, I like to complement them with additional information and activities for my boys. I found it particularly difficult to find any complementary information/activities for the Seminoles. I think the Cherokee tribe would have been a much better choice. The same holds true for the Maidu tribe of the Californias - very limited information available to supplement. Also, I wish that this book had included tribes for the Great Basin and the Sub-Arctic regions. To include these two areas would make this unit completely comprehensive and thorough. Nonetheless, it is a good resource to have and follow as part of an early elementary study on Native Americans.
Incredible! Aug 17, 2006
I purchsed this book for a unit study of Native Americans for my second grader and it is worth it's weight in gold! When I received it I wanted to start on it immediately (but we have to wait until September!) This book covers various tribes throughout Northern American with text discussing life relating to each tribe.
Children make a pocket (folder) from large sized construction paper relating to each specific tribe. Within each section of the book a tribe is covered with special information about tribal life. It includes cut and paste activities to complete and place in each folder.
History pockets could stand alone as a unit study for 1st-3rd graders, but could certainly be expounded upon with additional reading and activities.