If your kindergartener's school is following the 2013 Core Knowledge Program, then in the upcoming week your child will be learning about Christopher Columbus, The Mayflower, the Pilgrims, and Native Americans. There are several reading books which they'll probably use as resources as they learn about this time in American history. Here are some of the books on the reading list:
- The Children of the Morning Light: Wampanoag Tales as Told by Manitonquat, by Manitonquat and illustrated by Mary F. Arquette.
- Encounter by Jane Yolen and illustrated by David Shannon.
- Follow the Dream: The Story of Christopher Columbus by Peter Sis.
- Giving Thanks: The 1621 Harvest Feast by Kate Waters, photographs by Russ Kendall.
- If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620 by Ann McGovern and illustrated by Anna DeVito.
- In 1492 by Jean Marzollo and illustrated by Steve Bjorkman.
- Pilgrims of Plymouth by Susan E. Goodman.
- The Pilgrim's First Thanksgiving by Ann McGovern and illustrated by Elroy Freem.
- Sarah Morton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl by Kate Waters, photographs by Russ Kendall.
- Samuel Eaton's Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy by Kate Waters, photographs by Russ Kendall.
- The Seven Continents by Wil Mara.
These are just some of the reading resources recommended for kindergarteners' learning about early American history. Parents should try to add at least one of these books to your kids' at home reading library. What better way to build a collection of reading books of various genre!