Studying the Mid-Atlantic states is a perfect opportunity to learn more about early presidents of the United States.
In our new Playful Pioneers Volume 2 Mid-Atlantic guide we include four weeks of lessons for studying the events surrounding the Revolutionary War and the people who shaped the early documents of America.
Each week you will read from engaging stories, enjoy nature explorations, copy poetry and primary documents, look at art by John James Audubon, make delightful recipes, and work on simple handcrafts.
It's a great addition to any American history study, a fun diversion from more tedious schoolwork, or a perfect intro to literature based learning.
Below is the list of books about presidents (and other people from the Mid-Atlantic states or Revolutionary War history) we will read from over the course of the four weeks.
The Cabin Faced West by Jean Fritz
The 50 States by Gabrielle Balkan
Why Don’t You Get a Horse, Sam Adams? by Jean Fritz
The Boy Who Drew Birds by Jacqueline Davies
Where Was Patrick Henry on the 29th of May? by Jean Fritz
Now and Ben by Gene Barretta
The Great Little Madison by Jean Fritz
They Called Her Molly Pitcher by Anne Rockwell
Thomas Jefferson by Cheryl Harnes
Liberty or Death by Betsy and Giulio Maestro
Each of our resources also include lists of books to continue learning about these subjects, sorted by grade. Here are a few great suggestions for free reading about the Mid-Atlantic states, the Revolutionary War, and early presidents.
Sam the Minuteman by Nathaniel Benchley
This Land is Your Land by Woodie Guthrie
Beddy Bye in the Bay by Priscilla Cummings
On the Way to the Beach by Henry Cole
George Washington by
Molly Pitcher: Young Patriot (Childhood of Famous Americans) by Augusta Stevenson
Keeping Secrets: The Girlhood Diaries of Seven Women Writers by Mary E. Lyons
Anna All Year Round by Mary Downing Hahn
The Biggest (and Best) Flag that Ever Flew by Rebecca Jones
Captain John Smith’s Big and Beautiful Bay by Rebecca C. Jones
The Chester Town Tea Party by Brenda Seabrooke
What is the Declaration of Independence by Michael C. Harris
Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
Common Sense by Thomas Paine
Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
The Real George Washington by Jay A. Parry