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Willi Gets a History Lesson in Virginia's Historic Triangle
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0979134803, Perfect Paperback)This book is geared to elementary school-aged children. It enriches elementary school history components about Virginia's role in American history, which all states in the US mandate. Younger children will delight in the photo illustrations and Willi's story of friendship with the wildlife of the region. Older children, with the help of comprehensive history notes, can conduct their own research about the people and places that Willi encounters in Virginia's historic triangle region that encompasses Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. The book commemorates the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, America's first permanent English settlement. Yet it teaches history painlessly! Children love the dog, Willi, and they learn a substantial bit of history while following Willi's fantastic journey down the famous Colonial Parkway from Jamestown to Yorktown. An underlying story of friendship knits the historic information together in an emotionally meaningful way. Seventy professional photo illustrations, geared toward children's interests, help bring history alive for many kids who normally consider history b-o-r-i-n-g. The publisher also offers a young reader's companion website where kids will find maps, history notes, a history quiz, puzzles, links, hints about traveling with dogs, coloring plates, even a fun section on how the book was made. Links also allow a child to tap into Colonial Williamsburg's interactive websites that make learning American history a real adventure! Under each historically significant photo plate in the book there is an ID number [in red] that directs the reader to explanatory history and natural history notes in an extensive appendix. These notes put information at teachers' and parents' fingertips in a way that greatly enhances the story-telling experience. Do you want to bring your grandchildren something significant from your own visit to Colonial Williamsburg? THIS IS IT. This book tells a story that children will remember for years to come.
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