School projects

Pioneer Days: Discover the Past with Fun Projects, Games, Activities, and Recipes

By David C. King

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"Join twelve-year-old Sam Butler and his nine-year-old sister, Liz, on the American frontier in 1843. Discover the hard work, fun, and adventure of their daily lives, and along the way learn how to play games, make toys and crafts, and perform everyday activities just like Liz and Sam. You can make your own homemade soda pop and cook up a batch of johnnycakes. Use clay to create your own pottery and design a string of African trade beads, or learn the Native American art of sandpainting. You can even make your own holiday decorations out of dough or pinecones--if you're not too busy playing tangram, a Chinese puzzle game, or a beanbag target game. Pioneer Days is filled with interesting bits of historical information and fun facts about growing up in days gone by. Discover how different--and how similar--life was for American kids in history."

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Elizabeth I -- The People's Queen: Her Life and Times: 21 Activities

By Kerrie Logan Hollihan

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Recounts the life and accomplishments of the people's queen, in a book with activities, from singing a madrigal and growing a knot garden to creating a period costume, to provide readers a taste of the Elizabethan age.

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Oh no!, or, How my science project destroyed the world

By By Mac Barnett and illustrated by Dan Santat

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After winning the science fair with the giant robot she has built, a little girl realizes that there is a major problem. JE Fic Bar
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Oh No! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World) by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Dan Santat

Oh No! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World)

A bright young girl runs through the chaos of demolished streets. Plumes of black smoke rise from the rubbled buildings. No one else is in sight. Oh No! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World) is a life lesson that everyone should receive: always take responsibility for your actions, particularly when they involve a ginormous hulking robot with the power to crush cars and shoot lasers every which way.
 
Usually when my school science projects went wrong, it was more of a mild disappointment than anything else. My baking-soda-and-vinegar volcano did not erupt. I received a C- instead of an B+. These are minor hiccups when compared to our main character’s situation. Oh No! allows us to think about our own mistakes and say, “Well, it could have been worse…much, much worse.”

Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself

By Carmella Van Vleet

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"From reed boats, papyrus, and amulets to pyramids, pharaohs, and mummies, this interactive activity book explores the fascinating lives of ancient Egyptians with more than two dozen hands-on projects. The text covers ancient Egyptian food and housing, games and toys, farming, medicine, clothing and jewelry, as well as gods, pharaohs, hieroglyphs, pyramids, temples, and mummies.

"Engaging projects that use easily obtainable materials and require little adult supervision build on what is taught in each section and include building a shaduf, making a 1:1,000 scale model of the Great Pyramid, cooking flatbread, recreating papyrus, mixing perfume, designing a cartouche using hieroglyphs, and making sandals in the style worn by King Tut."

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Travel: Copyright-Free Illustrations for Lovers of History

By Bobbie Kalman

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Etchings with descriptive text provide a look at various modes of transportation--boats, sleighs, coaches, railroads, and even horseless carriages--of the past.

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Home Life: Copyright-Free Illustrations For Lovers of History

By Bobbie Kalman

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Home Life portrays both the joys and hardships of family life. The authentic 19th century etchings include images of work in and around the home, and of families at work and play.

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Frontier Life: Copyright-Free Illustrations for Lovers of History

By Bobbie Kalman

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Etchings and accompanying text depict various aspects of frontier life, including homes, hunting, and frontier towns.

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Games From Long Ago

By Bobbie Kalman

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Looks at the many different games children played in the nineteenth century and describes the rules and play in detail.

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