The American flag has had many designs since its beginnings in the 1770s. But then, just as today, it was an inspiration for those who lived and fought under it. This book explores the history and symbolism of the American flag, including how it inspired Francis Scott Key to compose the national anthem and encouraged Francis Bellamy and James B. Upham to write the Pledge of Allegiance.
Describes America's earliest settlers, discussing the reasons people took the risky trip, the journey, and the hardships they faced.
Looks at the history of pirates, covering such topics as the pirate code of conduct, life on board a pirate ship, and famous pirates throughout history.
Describes the first explorers and their expeditions to uncharted lands, discussing their motivations and accomplishments.
Describes the causes and key events leading up to the Revolutionary War and includes brief profiles of major figures during the period.
This book contains photographs, diagrams, and text describing the various types of shorelines, including sandy and rocky shores, barrier islands, and coral reefs. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book explains what watersheds are, their role in the water cycle, and where the world's major watersheds are located, and describes the characteristics of divides, which are the geographical separations between watersheds. Reading Essentials in Science.