Children of the Past
Archaeology and the Lives of Kids
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.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Social Studies|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Number of Pages||56|
|Reading Counts! Level||7.4|
|BISACS||JNF025000, JNF052010, JNF019000|
|Dimensions||8 x 10|
|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|
“[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 →