Books for Learning About Jamestown, John Smith and Pocohontas
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We’ve discovered so many wonderful books, that we really enjoyed hanging out there with John Smith, Pocohontas, Christopher Newport, the Powhatan Indians and the British settlers.
Books that make this part of history come alive:
- Pocahontas: Princess of the New World, by Kathleen Krull
- John Smith Escapes Again!, by Rosalyn Schanzer.
- Journey to Jamestown (My Side of the Story), by Lois Ruby.
Journey to Jamestown: My Side of the Story was our most favorite. You read one side of the book from the viewpoint of Elias, a young English settler, then you flip the book over and read the story from the viewpoint of Sacahocan, a young girl from the Powhatan tribe. The two characters interact throughout the story and become friends, despite their respective people fighting with one another.
- Sam Collier and the Founding of Jamestown (On My Own History) by Candace Ransome.
- DK Readers: Pocahontas by Caryn Jenner.
Our spine: The History of US: Making Thirteen Colonies: 1600-1740 by Joy Hakim. We listen to the cd’s as well as read the text.
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