Teacher Resources


Bibliographical Resources available for use at Windsor Historical Society


Fiction and Non-Fiction for Children

Have students read a story set in colonial America to help them understand everyday life in the past.  Discuss differences between life then and now, especially in transportation, communication, cooking, heating, and lighting. 


Bruchac, Joseph.  Thirteen Moons on Turtle’s Back: A Native American Year of Moons.  Putnam & Grosset Group, 1992. 


Bruchac, Joseph.  Turtle’s Race with Beaver.  Puffin Books, 2003. 


Grodin, Elissa.  N is for Nutmeg: A Connecticut Alphabet.  Sleeping Bear Press, 2003. 


Hall, Donald. The Ox-Cart Man.  Puffin, 1983. 


Lehman, Barbara.  Museum Trip.  Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2006. 


McGovern, Ann.  …If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620.  Scholastic, 1991. 


McGovern, Ann.  …If You Lived in Colonial Times.  Scholastic, 1992. 


Nicholson, Nicholas.  Little Girl in a Red Dress with Cat and Dog.  Viking, 1999.


Waters, Kate. Tapenum's Day: A Wampanoag Indian Boy In Pilgrim Times.  Scholastic Press, 1996.


Whittier, Mary.  Bo and Luke.  Walsworth Publishing Company, 2003.


Histories and Activity Guides

Avery, Kent; Siemiatkoski, Donna; Silliman, Robert.  The Settlement of Windsor, Connecticut.  Windsor Historical Society, 1993.


Carlson, Laurie.  Colonial Kids: An Activity Guide to Life in the New World. Chicago Review Press, 1997. 


Carlson, Laurie.  More Than Moccasins: An Activity Guide to Traditional North American Indian Life.  Chicago Review Press, 1994. 


Herbert, Janis.  The American Revolution for Kids.  Chicago Review Press, 2002.


Howard, Daniel.  A New History of Old Windsor.  The Journal Press, 1935. 


Sanders, Nancy I.  A Kid’s Guide to African American History.  Chicago Review Press, 2007.


Scott, Homer W. The Daughter Towns of Windsor, Connecticut. Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor, Inc., 2008


Stiles, Henry.  The History of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut: including East Windsor, South Windsor, Bloomfield, Windsor Locks and Ellington, 1635 – 1891.  Volume 1 & 2.  Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co., 1891.


Windsor Historical Society. Images of America: Windsor.  Portsmouth: Arcadia, 2007


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