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British Americans

From the Set Our Cultural Heritage

Many people think that the story of British Americans is the story of colonial America but this is only partially true. British Americans traces the storied origins of a proud, expressive British culture that adapted to America to become something totally unique in the make up of our country. Young students will learn about the past and present of British Americans in the United States.

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  • British Citizens in a New Land
  • Breaking Ties with Britain
  • From Colonists to Immigrants
  • The British Influence
  • Time Line
  • Glossary Terms
  • For Further Information
  • Index
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Dewey 973.041
ATOS Reading Level 6.4
Guided Reading Level X
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Number of Pages
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs

A noteworthy review of Our Cultural Heritage from MultiCultural Review on September 1, 2004

With these six volumes, this series for students in the middle elementary grades now includes entries on 24 different American ethnic groups. Each volume traces the history of a particular group in America, beginning with the earliest immigrants and ending with a chapter on the influence the group has had on American culture. Often included is a section on famous Americans (those with Norwegian heritage include Marilyn Monroe, Hubert Humphrey, and Renee Zellweger). The text is accompanied by numerous photos and illustrations, with short ‘Interesting Facts’ scattered throughout; in the Spanish American volume, we learn that the phrases ‘two bits’ and ‘pieces of eight’ came from the practice of cutting early Spanish money into pieces to make the right change. The books include a time line, a glossary of words bolded in the text, a list of books and web sites for further reading, and an index. They provide solid historical background on each of these groups…

Author: Vicky Franchino