All levels of our legal system are described, from the U.S. Constitution and the Supreme Court to local judges, courts, juries, and law enforcement agencies.
Community leaders guide people and help them in times of trouble. They are role models, such as school principals, mayors, and Red Cross volunteers and often teach and help with charities. As the needs of people change, so do the jobs of community leaders.
We're taking field trips to new heights with a hot air balloon ride to explore Washington, DC. Join the class and drop into this exciting US city to learn about its history, architecture, sports teams, places to visit, and more.
Explores 12 things to know about terrorism. Includes amazing facts along with information about key players.
In many countries, people do not receive basic rights, such as the right to freedom of expression or the right to equality. This clearly written book examines the history of human rights, and how everyone is entitled to basic human rights, regardless of their age, race, religion, gender, abilities, or political beliefs. Learn how activists have fought for a human rights declaration at the United Nations, and how activists often suffer for their beliefs.
This modern-day pirate tale details the recent hijacking and daring rescue of the Maersk Alabama and places its gripping story in context with the evolution of piracy on the high seas.
This fascinating book describes the geological makeup and history of the Atacama Desert in Chile. One of the driest areas of the worldsome parts never receive any rainthe desert's climate can be cold, sometimes producing snow and fog. Readers will be fascinated to learn that the Atacama's soil is so similar to soil samples from Mars that NASA goes to this desert to test its exploration instruments. NASA has also set up its Earth-Mars Cave Detection Program in the Atacama, too. Special sections also describe the desert's natural resources and unique problems facing this region, as well as the people, plants, and animals that inhabit this desert habitat.