“Mennonite History for Young People” is a new series of education materials published by the D. F. Plett Historical Research Foundation that tells the story of Mennonites who arrived in Manitoba from Russia in the 1870s and migrated to Mexico and Paraguay in the 1920s. The series begins with Leaving Canada, which tells the story of the migration from Canada to Mexico. Upcoming volumes in the series explore the history of the migrations from Russia to Canada and then to places like Belize, Bolivia, Argentina, Kansas, Southern Ontario, and Alberta over the last 75 years.
The series has been developed to be an excellent addition to existing Social Studies curricula in Canada for both public and private schools with Low German Mennonite students. It can also serve as a non-fiction reader for Language classes. Each volume is a softcover, 8.5″ x 11″, full-colour, authentic history text, written to engage both students and adults alike, and is written in accessible language at the grade 6 reading level.
The price per book is $10.00 (plus shipping costs, if applicable).
See our Education page for more information.