A SWAT team is called in when criminal emergencies become too dangerous for regular police officers. Although most SWAT team members are police officers, they are trained in the use of powerful firearms and military tactics, and only used in very high-risk situations. The skills, equipment, training, and courage of these individuals are all discussed in this book, as well as how SWAT teams originated and have become one of our biggest defenses against terrorist attacks. This book will allow students to determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.
Find out what life is like for a professional screenwriter and decide if it is the right career for you.
Discover how technicians create the stunning special effects in your favorite movies.
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.
Firefighters are first responders. When someone calls for help, firefighters will often be the first ones to arrive. With more than 350,000 fires in the United States each year, firefighters must be ready at all times of the day and night to protect and save lives, homes, and land from the devastation a fire causes. The rigorous training, dangerous conditions, equipment, and commitment of these brave individuals are all detailed in this book. Next time you hear the roar of a siren, stop and think about these life-saving heroes who protect us every day! This book will allow students to cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
What if you were stranded in an unknown area, buried in an avalanche, or lost at sea? Search and rescue teams find victims in these situations every day. They are experts at finding and helping people that are lost, have been in an accident, or natural or manmade disaster. Equipped with everything they need for the specific task, using animals, such as dogs and even pigeons, these brave men and women risk their lives to save others. Learn all about the tracking devices they use, the equipment they bring on their missions, and even how to become a rescuer yourself! This book will allow students to determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
Can you imagine having to disable a bomb? Well, that is exactly what bomb disposal experts do every day around the world. Using robots equipped with cameras to see inside suspicious packages, to dogs with special training to sniff out explosive materials, its all in a days work for these brave, highly-trained individuals. Learn all about the ways bomb experts detect, disarm, and dispose of bombs. This book will allow students to analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).