The St. Louis Gateway Arch is a tribute to Thomas Jefferson and the explorers and pioneers who shaped the American West. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, it stands 630 feet (189 meter) high, making it the tallest monument in the United States. Included on the grounds of the arch are the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, the Museum of Westward Expansion, and St. Louis Old Courthouse, the site of the first two trials of an American slaves fight to gain freedom. This true American symbol is something you will want to visit on your next family vacation! This book will allow students to determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
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.
Discover how technicians create the stunning special effects in your favorite movies.
Find out what life is like for a professional screenwriter and decide if it is the right career for you.
The students of Mr. Brown's class make a list of their parents' careers. This book can be used to introduce lessons on families, careers, community helpers and goals.
In Public Library, emergent readers join a group of students as they enjoy a trip to a public library. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn how to use and enjoy the public library. A labeled diagram helps readers identify the library's resources, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about going to the public library using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Public Library also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. Public Library is part of Jump!'s First Field Trips series.
This title examines an important historic event - the rebellion aboard the Amistad. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the Amistad's voyage from Africa to the United States, the rebellion on board, Joseph Cinque, John Quincy Adams, and other key players involved, the court cases to win the kidnapped Africans' freedom, and the effects of the event on society. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.