Bobbie Kalman's acclaimed Historic Communities Series provides a close-up view of how people lived more than two hundred years ago. Colorful photos, many taken by Bobbie Kalman herself at restored historic villages across the country, help support the fascinating information. Children will have fun learning about: -- early homes and the settler community-- what people wore and the crafts they made-- how settlers made their living-- how they spent their leisure time-- the values, customs, and traditions of the early settlersChildren are fascinated by the uses of gadgets from the past. In Tools and Gadgets, children will have the opportunity to learn about the tools found in the home, general store, doctor's office, and farm. They will even get to identify some mystery gadgets. This book makes an ideal orientation or follow-up to historic site visits.Featured are implements used by: -- farmers-- millers-- woodworkers-- metalworkers-- printersKalman, Bobbie is the author of 'Tools and Gadgets', published 1992 under ISBN 9780865055087 and ISBN 0865055084.