Published on July 17, 2013 by Carol
Book title: Explore Native American Cultures!: With 25 Great Projects (Explore Your World series)
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Author: Anita Yasuda
Illustrator: Jennifer K. Keller
Packed with fascinating stories about the America’s first peoples, this children’s activity book uses humor and hands-on projects to outline Native Americans ways of life, beliefs, festivals, technology, and arts and crafts. The projects and games, which encourage children to investigate the culture of Native Americans and how they learned to survive, built thriving communities, and interacted with European explorers and settlers, are outlined with clear step-by-step instructions and diagrams, and require minimal adult supervision. Designed to stimulate the imagination, the activities include learning Native American sign language, creating a salt dough map of the Native American regions, building a longhouse dwelling, making a birchbark canoe, turning marshmallows into decorative totem poles, and playing Inuit tug-o-war. A Madlibs-inspired section provides hilarious fun and fosters vocabulary learning.