by Beverly Hope Slapin
The history, material culture, beliefs and aspirations of the people now collectively known as the "Caucasian Americans" have often been discussed, but rarely comprehended. Until now. The Basic Skills Caucasian Americans Workbook provides young readers with accurate accounts of the lives of the Caucasian Americans, who, long ago, roamed our land. Some were hostile, but many were friendly. Presented Scholastic-style--with delightful illustrations, word scrambles, and other fun exercises--and with chapters such as "Caucasian American Languages," "Caucasian American Food Production," and "Caucasian American Religions, Ceremonies, and Superstitions," this educational workbook illuminates long-lost anthropological knowledge and is a fun read as well.
"Every public library that values a balanced social studies section must have this 'go-to' resource on understanding Caucasian Americans. Delightful illustrations, word scrambles and other exercises make it fun as well as truly educational; and it makes a great recommendation for family car trips." --Nina Lindsay, Children's Services Librarian, Oakland Public Library
"For many years, I've recommended this amazing book as anthropological source material in the education of young children. Beverly Slapin has captured the essence of what it was really like to have lived as a Caucasian American." --Virginia Lea, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education, University of Wisconsin-Stout
About the Author:
Beverly Hope Slapin is a long-time educator. She was executive director of KIDS (Keys to Introducing Disability in Society) Project, cofounder and executive director of Oyate, and a children's content editor for MultiCultural Review. Her work includes Books without Bias: A Guide to Evaluating Children's Literature for Handicapism; Through Indian Eyes: The Native Experience in Books for Children (co-editor); How to Tell the Difference: A Guide for Evaluating Children's Books for Anti-Indian Bias (co-editor); Thanksgiving: A Native Perspective (co-editor); and A Broken Flute: The Native Experience in Books for Children (co-editor). She lives in Berkeley, California