Readers learn to compare and contrast the experiences of new Americans during two historical periods of immigration. Students use maps, illustrations, photographs, and a fictional diary entry to interpret information.
Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is a quote from the U.S. Constitution most Americans know by heart. The right to have a healthy peacetime life-- to be free from want, hunger, disease -- is one of the rights that defines happiness. Read why this right is important for young people today. Learn how societies around the world fare in providing freedom from want to all people. And discover ways to help deliver critical basic needs to others.
Most people take it for granted: riding a bike. In the late 1800s, the bicycle first came to the United States from Europe. This new "steel horse" was wildly popular. But for women, who either worked in factories or stayed at home, the bicycle liberated them like nothing ever has. One two-wheeled invention changed fashion, opened doors, and led to a movement in women's rights still felt today.
Slavery in the United States became illegal in the 1860s. Before that, many slaves found their way north by following the Big Dipper, or the Drinking Gourd as they called it. Our story begins in 1880 with Old Ellie and Old Sam, two escaped slaves who share their brave story along the path to freedom called the Underground Railroad.
This book relays the factual details of the Montgomery Bus Boycott through multiple accounts of the event. Readers learn details from the point of view of a civil rights activist, a church leader, and an opponent of the boycott. This book offers opportunities to compare and contrast various narrative perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about an historical event.
Detailed black-and-white illustrations in the style of old political cartoons add to the historical theme of this book. Readers identify cause and effect as they learn about the early years of our republic.
This informational text helps learners understand the water cycle and how each of us has a responsiblilty to use our precious water supply with care. Charts, graphs, and maps illustrate the concepts and help students learn how to read for information.