Children of the Past

Archaeology and the Lives of Kids

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Do you have much in common with kids from long ago? Sure, their clothes and homes looked different. They ate different food and might not have ever gone to school. But they also made art—just like you. They helped their families with chores—just like you. They played with friends and siblings, and they explored the world around them.

Archaeologists know about the lives of children from the past because of what they left behind: toys, tools, clothes, and more. So get ready to travel back in time and check out the lives of kids—from European cave kids twenty thousand years ago to American Indian kids one thousand years ago.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-5124-1316-8
$31.99 $23.99
978-1-5124-2843-8
$47.99 $35.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 56
Publication Date 2017-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 7.4
BISACS JNF025000, JNF019000, JNF052010
Dewey 305.2309/01
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8 x 10
Lexile 950
ATOS Reading Level 6.2
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 187344
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Reviewed, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“[T]his is an engaging, possibly revelatory look at childhoods of the past and the work of archaeologists.”—Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

“[T]his book is certain to capture and hold readers’ attention and help them understand that kids’ history is human history. A fine purchase for history and archaeology collections.”—School Library Journal

Author: Lois Miner Huey

Lois Miner Huey is an archaeologist for the state of New York. She has written nonfiction articles and books for kids, many of which focus on archaeology. She lives near Albany, New York.

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Children of the Past

Do you have much in common with kids from long ago? Sure, their clothes and homes looked different. They ate different food and might not have ever gone to school. But they also made art—just like you. They helped their families with chores—just like you. They played with friends and… View available downloads →