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An Amish Year

by Richard Ammon

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This book is written from a young Amish girls perspective. She walks the readers through a year of her life from spring all the way through the following winter. During the spring time the girl explains how happy it is for them and how they all get to fly kites and run around. Every season is explained and the joys and the chores of each of them go into detail. I liked this book because it will show the children a culture that most of them probably do not know anything about. ( )
  Kaitlin_villoutreix | Nov 14, 2017 |
I would use this in a class of third graders to show them a different culture in order to teach them to be more accepting and warm them up and make them more familiar with other ways of life. It's a great book to use to show the culture of the Amish people. You could also use this to have them start to compare using ven diagrams their lives compared to others.
  kroby01 | Apr 4, 2017 |
This book would be good for a read-aloud for first grade. It is lengthy, but it has great pictures and descriptions of the Amish culture. Also it has a lot of figurative language that you can read and hear in the story and see in the pictures.
  ddevers01 | Mar 23, 2017 |
This book would be appropriate for 2nd-8th grade as it is too long for k-1st grade, but can still be used in any classroom to teach about new religions, and making connections to the Amish religion and their own. It would be most effective as an interactive read-aloud as students will be able to comprehend and discuss the commonalities as they make connections.
  tmoreland01 | Mar 20, 2017 |
I would use this book to teach about different cultures. I would use it in the 3rd grade because I think students would be able to grasp the concepts and understand differences in cultures. I would use this book also to teach comparisons because Amish culture is so different from everyday American culture, even though there are Amish communities in America. ( )
  SarahSangalli | Apr 26, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689826222, Hardcover)

Spend a year with Anna and her family and learn what it is like to be Amish, from day to day and season to season.

In the springtime, Anna looks forward to Easter festivities, planting the garden, and spring cleaning. Sumer begins with the school picnic. On a clear summer day, Anna's family makes hay and afterwards enjoys a picnic with ice cream. In fall, Anna begins fourth grade in the one room schoolhouse, and at home she helps her mother can fruit for the winter. November is wedding season for the Amish, and Thanksgiving and Christmas follow soon after. Winter is a time for feasting and family gatherings, playing board games, and reading by the warmth of the stove.

Anna's life is full of hard work as well as play, just like the lives of other children her age. As they follow Anna as she does her chores, flies her kite, attends services, and celebrates her birthday, children will appreciate the similarities and differences between Anna's life and their own.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:22:47 -0400)

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An Amish girl describes a year in her life and the activities that fill it, from early spring through the following winter.

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