Imagine traveling back in time to hear a young Ben Franklin complain about the smell of tallow or to celebrate with a Cheyenne boy who has just killed his first buffalo. What about learning to make a quill pen or hasty pudding? the numerous projects and enjoyable activities in Hands-On History allow young readers to do just that. Thanks to easy, step-by-step instructions and an engaging you are there tone, children can build models of tepees and windmills, play age-old games, and cook traditional recipes. In doing so, they gain firsthand experience of different customs and fascinating insight into different times and places in American history.