In 1833, American and Tejano colonists wanted independence from the Mexican government. Through a bloody Texas Revolution, the independent Republic of Texas was born! Readers will be enthralled as they make their way through this exciting and compelling book that uses vivid images, intriguing facts and sidebars in conjunction with easy-to-read text and an accessible glossary and index to enlighten readers about such things as the Law of April 6, 1830, the Battle of Gonzalez, Siege of Bexar, "The Consultation", and The Alamo. Along with these highlights of the Texas Revolution, this book also includes features on Santa Anna, Stephen Austin, and Sam Houston to give children a well-rounded introduction to Texas history.
Learn about the history and culture of the northeastern United States.
Learn about the history and culture of the southeastern United States.
Learn about the history and culture of the southwestern United StatesSS
Learn about the history and culture of the western United States.
Mount Olympus may be the highest mountain in Greece, but at only 9,568 feet (2,917 meters) tall, it is downright puny compared to the world's tallest peaks. You can even hike to the top without any special climbing equipment. But do not let its size fool you. Mount Olympus looms larger than life in our world culture. For nearly three thousand years, it has been famous as the home of the Greek gods. Its beautiful peaks, now a world heritage preserve, have inspired everything Greek - from epic poetry to foods, and even the modern Greek government. Mount Olympus towers over the heart of Greece, yet lies just within reach. Come and explore the throne room of Zeus!
Informative, easy-to-read text and oversized scenic photos draw in readers as they journey through the United Kingdom - home of the iconic Tower of London and River Thames, the historic Edinburgh Castle, world-famous Giant's Causeway, and legendary writer William Shakespeare. Readers will learn about the United Kingdom's history, government, major cities, land features, natural resources, culture, and more! Maps, a timeline with photos, fun facts, and pronunciation guides aid readers. The book closes with a facts page including the United Kingdom's population and total area, as well as images of the UK's flag and currency. Students will find valuable report information while exploring the United Kingdom!