by Jim Aylesworth
Illustrated by Stefano Vitale
Groups or individuals can use this ABC book as a model to write ABC books about any other topic that is researched. Research a topic of interest then select 26 focus items for that topic. Use the alphabet as the organizing structure to report the information you know about the topic.
Learn more about the Amish communities in the United States.
The Amish Community adheres to principles and practices that are often different from the practices of the larger community that surrounds them. In the East the Pennsylvania Dutch are well known as a community of people and in the Midwest there are other Amish groups which are similar but yet have some differences in their practices. Thus, a book about "the Amish" will not always include the same practices as different regions do implement practices and traditions in a different way. Read the following books about the Amish and discuss where the Amish in each book are located and how the various groups differ in terms of their practices and so forth.
Ammon, Richard. An Amish Christmas. Illustrated by Pamela Patrick. Atheneum, 1996.
Ammon, Richard. An Amish Wedding. Illustrated by Pamela Patrick. Atheneum, 1998.