Very interesting thoughts and perspectives.
My 4th graders culminate a year of immigration studies with a close look at the story of the Mayflower passengers, aka the Pilgrims. I began teaching the unit years ago and have enjoyed finding new material for the children every year. We have a great time reading primary sources like Mourt’s Relation and end with a visit to the wonderful recreation of both the ship and settlement, Plimoth Plantation. So I was curious when one of my students brought in Rush Limbaugh’s Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims for me to see. After all, I had heard that the author was a finalist for the Children’s Book Week Author of the Year Award due to the book’s high status on the best seller list (and this week was dubbed the winner). And so I wondered — was the book any good?
Sadly, I have to concur with both the…
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