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Praise for The Elementary Common Sense of Thomas Paine
"Let's admit it. For most elementary students, history is not a favorite subject. But anything on a computer will grab their interest. This is how this book is so different from other history books... [T]his book would make an excellent gift to a student, teacher or school library"
Summer 2008 Volume 26 Number 2
"Mark Wilensky’s The Elementary Common Sense of Thomas Paine is absolutely fantastic, perfect for use inside and outside the classroom. We just ordered thirty additional copies for our new teachers. I highly recommend it."
- Marjorie Freyer, Coordinator, Teaching American History Program, The Tuscaloosa City and County Schools and The University of Alabama
"This book has the potential to encourage youth to become fiercely American in a way similar to that of the revolutionaries who founded this great country. This adaptation is a most readable text."
- Kate O’Mara,
Eclectic Homeschool Association
"The Elementary Common Sense of Thomas Paine is a wonderful teaching tool."
- Colleen Kinnear,
manager of the Pueblo, Colorado Barnes & Noble
"Wilensky, a fifth grade teacher, really knows his stuff. He makes material that is as dry as bone fun to read, and the information on the Web site adds extra depth. . . . anyone teaching American History, either in a classroom or as a home-schooling parent, will want this book on hand."
- Roxy Ekstrom,
Voice of Youth Advocates
Colonial America was a continent with multiple cultures and customs spanning vast geographic distances. Tom Paine's amazing persuasive essay Common Sense unified these seemingly conflicting characteristics into an extraordinary vision.
Read the documents that set the world in motion.
Mr. Wilensky is a fifth-grade teacher in Jefferson County Colorado, where he has been accused of teaching his Colonial America and Revolutionary War classes with enthusiastic zeal. Read More...