Camping on the St. Lawrence

Posted in American History, Literature, Middle School, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on May 20, 2013

In this story I have endeavored to take my young readers to one of our noblest rivers, and not only to make them share in the stirring experiences which are to be had on its waters, but also to make them feel something of the power of the wonderful history of those who first looked Read More »

Days of the Colonists

Posted in American History, Lower Elementary, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on May 6, 2013

Living stories about John Smith, the founding of Plymouth, and all the way to the signing of the Declaration of Independence! Published in 1922, this living history book has several color and black and white illustrations. Twenty seven captivating stories about Colonial America. Download Day of the Colonists from Another companion book is Colonial Read More »

Algonquin Indian Tales

Posted in American History, Mythology, Public Domain on April 4, 2013

For thirty years or more we have been gathering up these myths and legends. Sometimes a brief sentence or two of one would be heard in some wigwam—just enough to excite curiosity—then years would elapse ere the whole story could be secured. As the tribes had no written language, and the Indians had to depend Read More »

Hawaiian Folk Tales

Posted in American History, High School, History, Humanities, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Mythology, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on January 3, 2013

There lived a man named Kapoi, at Kahehuna, in Honolulu, who went one day to Kewalo to get some thatching for his house. On his way back he found some owl’s eggs, which he gathered together and brought home with him. In the evening he wrapped them in ti leaves and was about to roast Read More »

Hawk Eye

Posted in American History, Culture, Lower Elementary, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on November 5, 2012

Interested in Native American history? This is a beautifully illustrated book that tells the story of Hawk Eye, a young Indian boy. The text is probably geared towards elementary aged children as it reads like a small chapter book. This book is in the public domain! Download Hawk Eye from