Friday, November 9, 2012

Life in Plymouth Colony Review and Giveaway by Evan-Moor

I was given the wonderful opportunity to review Life In Plymouth Colony by Evan-Moor for Grades 1-3.   If you've been keeping up with me at Susie Homeschooler then you know that I use a lot of their curriculum.   It's easy to use, organized, and is correlated to state standards.  I feel confident that my child (aka Batman) is getting exactly what he needs and more when I teach using Evan-Moor.

A few weeks ago Batman and I worked on the History Pocket Native Americans.  It was such a wonderful learning experience for Batman.  He loved it and so did I.  Check out that review at  We were both excited to start the lesson on the Pilgrims especially with Thanksgiving right around the corner.

Here is what you'll find in your History Pocket Book:

Each of the pockets contains:
  • a reproducible pocket label
  • four dictionary words and pictures
  • a fact sheet of background information for the teacher
  • a reproducible student information booklet complete with illustrations
  • arts and crafts projects, plus 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 eight pockets about Pilgrims and their way of life are:
  • Voyage to the New World
  • The New World
  • Building a Village
  • Home Sweet Home
  • The Family
  • Working in Plymouth Colony
  • Going to School
  • What Did the Pilgrims Give Us?

Here Batman is organizing facts about the journey to the New World by the 
Pilgrims in chronological order.

This is an easy booklet to put together.  It takes only a few minutes and then you can start your lessons.   

What you'll need:
History Pocket Life in Plymouth Colony Book
9 pieces of 12"x18" construction paper
Glue stick
Crayons or markers
Hole punch
Yarn or string

Batman loved working on his History Pockets and has been learning a lot about the Pilgrims.  I caught him last night reading his book and playing with his "Pilgrims"   There are great stories in each pocket to read, crafts, and a neat picture dictionary to review words that you learned in the story.

Enter to win below!!

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  1. I'd love to win this awesome giveaway for my son who is "learning" about pilgrims in school. Just made little Martha Stewart Pilgrim costumes for the kids in his class.

  2. We don't have any specific traditions for Thanksgiving, but we enjoy getting together with family and eating delicious food we usually only eat on holidays!

  3. My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is the Thanksgiving tree. Made up from brown paper and handprint leaves, on which we write everything we're thankful for.

  4. I would really love to win this giveaway. I've looked at the history pockets often but haven't tried them yet. My son is trying to learn about the pilgrims and the Mayflower, and this pocket would be great, not only for this year but also for next.

  5. My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is going to Grandma's house for dinner with my whole family.

  6. I did the colonial history pack with my older kids and really liked it. My younger girls would love to do this for a new fun,way to learn about Thanksgiving.

  7. I love Susie Homeschooler! And Evan Moore!

  8. My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is using my mothers, very dull, knife to cut the turkey. It was given to her as a wedding present so I assume that it has been used for nearly all of my thanksgiving dinners.

  9. I think it important to teach our children where we come from and Evan Moore has a great curriculum to do that. I am sure this book would be as great as there others!

  10. My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is the whole family eating a big meal together. I would love to win this. I have been trying to find a good Thanksgiving program to teach my kids with and this looks like a great one.

  11. The entire day of family and thankfulness is my favorite part! This is an awesome chance to win what seems to be an awesome treat for me and my 6 kiddos! Thank you so much for the chance! Blessings - LORi BOYD

  12. I have three little ones who just realized how much fun these pocketbooks are. We downloaded one online for fall and just had a blast with it. I would be most pleased to win the pilgrim book! Thank you for the opportunity!

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