Wednesday, December 14, 2016

America's Story for America's Children by Mara Louise Pratt-Chadwick

A century ago, Mara L. Pratt-Chadwick wrote numerous popular books for children. The focus of her writing was typically the history of the United States. In America's Story for America's Children, she sought to introduce second grade students to American history.

We have adapted Pratt-Chadwick's lovely little book into a series of workbooks. These offer an introductory history of the U.S.A., from the landings of the Vikings in 1000 C.E., through the Civil War (1861-1865). Native American histories are included in the stories of Montezuma II and of Leaping Wolf. Language, grammar, etc., have been updated for modern readers.





  • The Northmen: Vikings in North America, 1000
  • Olaf and Snorri: Vikings and Native Americans
  • Christopher Columbus, 1492
  • Montezuma II of the Aztec (1466-1520)
  • Little Pueblo Prince and Coronado (circa 1540)
  • Virginia Dare and Roanoke (circa 1587)
  • Leaping Wolf: Iroquois and French (circa 1600)
  • Betty Alden and the Puritans (1623-1717)
  • Hans and Katrina in New Amsterdam (circa 1630s)
  • Marquette and Joliet Explore America in 1672
  • Eliza Lucas Cultivates Indigo in South Carolina (1700s)
  • George III and the American Revolution
  • The Stamp Act of 1765
  • The Boston Boys: American Revolution
  • The Army of Two: War of 1812
  • The Boy in Grey: U.S. Civil War
  • The Boy in Blue: U.S. Civil War



  • These workbooks are wonderful for classroom use, as they contain informational texts, valuable recall questions, handwriting and spelling practice, and much more. They are also valuable as a cherished supplement for those children whose minds desire to stay active.

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