by Patrice Sherman

Hardcover(Library Binding)



What tunnel is named after a Boston Red Sox baseball player? Who were the Minutemen? What's a triple-decker, and where do Bostonians celebrate the Fourth of July? Join Abby and her friends on their class trip to Boston and learn the answers to these questions and more. Meet some of Boston's famous people, including Phillis Wheatley, America's first African American poet, and John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States. Take a tour of the city's historic neighborhoods, from elegant Back Bay to busy Chinatown to the North End, home of the Revolutionary War hero Paul Revere. Come along as Abby and her classmates hike the Freedom Trail, visit the site of the Boston Tea Party, and hop aboard Old Ironsides, the oldest ship in the U.S. Navy. You'll even learn how to make an authentic sailor's windsock so that you'll always know which way the wind blows!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781584158066
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/15/2009
Series: Mitchell Lane Class Trip Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 2.00(d)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Class Trip to Boston Committee 5

Chapter 2 Boston's Time Machine: A Quick Trip Through History 13

Chapter 3 The Hub: Take a Whirl Around Boston 23

Chapter 4 Poets, Scientists, and Politicians: Meet the People of Boston 29

Chapter 5 Boston, Here We Come! 33

Just the Facts 39

Craft: Make a Sailor's Windsock 40

Boston Historical Timeline 42

Glossary 44

Further Reading 45

Works Consulted 46

Index 47

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