Elizabeth I, The People's Queen: Her Life And Times, 21 Activities

Summary:

This interactive book / kit offers an illustrated time line and resources list to complement an overview of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. What sets it apart from similar biographies for young readers are the 21 hands-on activities that are sprinkled throughout the text. For example, actively engaging readers in the period by having them make a family coat of arms, create court costumes, or play a game of Nine Men Morris.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This is a nice way to engage kids in the biography genre. It is perfect for classroom or homeschooling use.

Content Awareness Factors:

None!


Young Reader Reaction

My reader thought the book was interesting but didn't want to do any of the activities since it was "summer vacation" time!

Adult Reader Reaction

I thought the book was excellent. The timeline is well illustrated; the activities help kids better understand life in a different era, and the book offers an excellent overview and resources.

Type of Book:
This is an interactive biography for upper elementary kids that makes history come alive.
Educational Themes:

The book is all about Elizabethan England, and gives kids an opportunity to explore different aspects of life. You can contrast / compare life then and now, but you might also look at activities (like games) and see if there are things they recognize in games they play (or have heard about) even today.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
12 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
9 and Up
Age of child:
Read by a 10-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This is an excellent, comprehensive product.

Title Elizabeth I, the People's Queen: Her Life and Times, 21 Activities
Author Kerrie Logan Hollihan
Publisher Chicago Review Press © 2011
ISBN 9781569763490
Material Hard Cover
Genres Cultures & Tradition, Biography, History
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