Synopses & Reviews
The legacy of the 13 colonies is an essential building block for elementary social studies students as they develop an understanding of their civic heritage. The Colonial era was a dynamic crucible of politics, human drama, revolution, and resolution, in which the formative principles of American culture and government were born. Here are fact-filled, visually compelling stories of the 13 colonies -- from settlement to statehood -- plus the intriguing, but pivotal story of the thwarted, though valiant, colonial effort at Roanoke. The mysterious disappearance of the Roanoke settlers was never resolved. This mystery of history is sure to engage young readers!
Settled by the Calvert family, here's an introduction to the early days of the colony of Maryland, including descriptions of the daily life and economy of the colony and its agenda of religious tolerance.