Chock full of recipes with step-by-step directions for kids to
follow, this series is a unique way for kids to eat their way
through American history. Many modern historians think the history
of mankind is not to be found solely in the decisions of rulers and
battles won or lost, but in the lives of everyday people. Looking
closely at the environment, economics, eating habits, and favorite
foods of our American forebears teaches us volumes about their
world and ours.
The "gravy train" takes on new meaning as kids learn how the
pioneers survived the long journey. Video games and television take
a back seat as kids learn how to make a prospector''s dinner of
skillet bread and pork and beans.