The Hoover Dam

Meish Goldish (author)

Publisher: Bearport Publishing ISBN: 9781944997137

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In 1933, an ambitious project was underway in the middle of the desert on the Arizona-Nevada border. Dozens of men dangled from long ropes along the tall canyon walls hundreds of feet above the Colorado River. The workers used jackhammers to drill holes into the rock, and then placed dynamite into each hole. Boom! Boom! Boom! This dangerous—and sometimes deadly—work was just the beginning of the construction of the Hoover Dam. The Hoover Dam traces the incredible story of the colossal structure, from its construction to its important modern-day use—including preventing floods and providing electricity to millions of people. Large color photos, maps, and fact boxes enrich the captivating story, which is sure to excite even the most reluctant readers.

Reading Level
Lexile
960L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
P
ATOS
5.4
DRA
50
Categories
Genre
History People & Places Science & Technology
Interest Age
Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
Grade
2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade
Subject
Science Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Non-Fiction
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