Discover captivating historical facts in this informational text that focuses on the life and times of George Washington and his partnership with his secretary and “right-hand man,” Alexander Hamilton. This nonfiction reader includes letters, photographs, newspaper articles, maps, and other primary sources that will captivate middle school students while building their critical-literacy skills.
This intriguing story highlights Marquis de Lafayette's strong desire to help America by joining their forces despite the King of France's order. Students will get pulled into this informational text that focuses on the extraordinary life of the Marquis de Lafayette, his relationship with George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, and his influence on the Revolutionary War. It includes letters, photographs, newspaper articles, maps, and other primary sources that will captivate middle school students while building their critical-literacy skills. This book includes: text features such as captions, bold print, a glossary, and an index increase understanding and build academic vocabulary; a “Your Turn!” activity challenges students to connect to a primary source through a writing activity.
In The Schuyler Sisters, readers will learn about the fascinating lives of Eliza and Angelica Schuyler, their influence on Alexander Hamilton and United States history, and the roles of women in the 1700s-1800s. Through the use of dynamic primary sources like maps and letters, middle school students will be engaged as they read about history and build their literacy skills. Supporting today's social studies standards, this full-color text includes intriguing images, interesting sidebars, a glossary, and other important text features to support learning and strengthen key comprehension skills. Challenging activities require students to use text evidence to connect back to what they've read.
Known as the "Peanut Man" and the "Plant Doctor," George Washington Carver was born into slavery and became a successful scientist, botanist, agriculturist, and inventor. Featuring TIME For Kids content, this nonfiction reader introduces students to the fascinating life of George Washington Carver. This high-interest title includes detailed photos, stimulating facts, and clear, informational text to engage students as they build their critical literacy skills. The book includes text features such as bold font, captions, a table of contents, a glossary, and sidebars to increase understanding, improve academic vocabulary, and prompt critical thinking. This text prepares students for college and career and is aligned with state and national standards. Keep grade 2 students engaged from cover to cover with this exciting reader.
Robert Fulton is best known for inventing the steamboat, but he accomplished much more than that! Readers will learn about all the incredible things that Fulton invented and accomplished in this fascinating biography. The colorful images, intriguing facts, and easy-to-read text will have readers delighted and engaged as they learn how Fulton invented and used steam engines, canals, inclined planes, and submarines. The engaging sidebars will introduce readers to scientists and engineers who have used some of the same ideas as Fulton in the modern world. An index and glossary will give children the tools they need to better understand the content and vocabulary, while an interesting hands-on lab activity will encourage them to explore physical science even further!
Many people know that Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity. In this captivating biography, readers learn the role he played in colonial America. Through easy-to-read text, fascinating facts, and engaging images, children will discover the amazing life Franklin had and learn how he made his way from being an apprentice at his brother's printshop to an international diplomat. Readers will be engaged and eager to learn about the impact he made on early America through his contribution to the First Continental Congress and the Declaration of Independence.
Antoine Lavoisier is often known as the "Founder of Modern Chemistry". In this captivating biography, readers will discover how his studying and work led to his discovery of the Conservation of Mass, naming 33 of the elements, being the first person to discover the existence of oxygen, and creating a way of naming compounds! The intriguing facts and stunning images work together with the easy-to-read text and engaging hands-on lab activity to keep readers interested and eager to learn!
Moctezuma was the most famous leader of the powerful Aztec empire. The Aztecs were expert warriors. Most of central Mexico was under their rule at one time. Moctezuma was elected as the ruler of the empire. He was a fair leader who believed in strictly following the laws. He ruled for 17 years until the fall of the Aztec empire.
Mansa Musa was the king of Mali. Located in western Africa, Mali became one of the largest empires during Musa's reign. He helped his empire grow in size and culture by encouraging arts, literature, and architecture. He improved trade with the Arab and opened up other trade routes. During Musa's reign, he made Mali a powerful and wealthy state.
Hammurabi was a king of Babylon, but he wanted to rule the entire area of Mesopotamia. After only five years of being king, Hammurabi reached his goal. During his reign, Hammurabi did many things to improve and influence both the culture and government of Mesopotamia.
Confucius was a philosopher who devoted his life to relieving the suffering he saw. His philosophy stressed the natural order of a moral, just, society. After his death, his followers shared his teachings, influencing future generations.
Socrates was an ancient Greek philosopher who helped shape Greek beliefs. Socrates believed his purpose in life was to gain wisdom and find the truth by asking questions. Socrates made many people over his methods of teaching. He was arrested and sentenced to death. But, many of Socrates's ideas and beliefs can still be found today.
Siddhartha Gautama was born to the king of a tribe in Northern India. An astrologer told his father that Gautama would either become a king or he would leave his riches behind to save humanity. His father sheltered him from all of the poverty in the streets. When Gautama finally left his palace he saw the suffering of people and wanted to change the world. He started the religion called Buddhism.
Abigail lived during times which were much more difficult for women than today. Despite this fact, Abigail Adams traveled, believed in women's rights, and experienced the American Revolution. A devoted wife, mother, and American patriot, Abigail influenced history by helping her husband, John, make important decisions.
Christopher Columbus set out on August 3, 1492, to find the East by sailing west. Over the course of a few years, he convinced the king and queen of Spain to pay for his trip, promising them fame and riches in return. Columbus discovered more than he bargained forâ€”he had found a new continent.
Phillis Wheatley was the first black person in America to have a book published, opening the door for other black writers and female authors. She was kidnapped and brought to the colonies as a child and served as a slave to a family in Boston. Phillis learned to read and write at a young age.
In this appealing biography, the life of Pocahontas is detailed through colorful images, interesting facts, and easy to read text. Readers will be enthralled as they learn about the Indian princess, her father, Chief Powhatan, her rescue of Captain John Smith, and her marriage to John Rolfe. A glossary and table of contents are provided to aid readers to easily map their way through the book and further understand the content.
This inviting biography explores the life of Thomas Jefferson. Readers will discover the impact he made on early America as he took roles as governor, vice president, and President of the United States. The detailed images, fascinating facts, and easy-to-read text reveal that Jefferson played a major part in many early American events such as the Second Continental Congress, the Committees of Correspondence, and the Declaration of Independence. The accessible glossary and table of contents assist in further understanding of the content and vocabulary.
Readers can learn all about the first president of the United States in this inspirational and fascinating biography. This book features many engaging images, supportive text, and appealing sidebars to detail accounts of George Washington's life, including the First and Second Continental Congress, his marriage to Martha Custis, his home at Mount Vernon, and infamous battles like the Battle of Yorktown. The glossary and table of contents allows readers to better understand the vocabulary and content as they move through from cover to cover.
John Jay served in all three branches of the government. Once the Constitution was written, he was a staunch supporter of the document, joining some other men in anonymously writing "The Federalist Papers", which explained to the public why the Constitution should be ratified. Soon after, he was made chief justice of the Supreme Court, and he was given the position of declaring laws unconstitutional for the very first time.
This adventurous biography highlights the expeditions made by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Readers will be able to explore the amazing accomplishments that these two men, Sacagawea, and the rest of the Corps of Discovery made. The incredible journey of these surveyors and mountaineers are explained through vivid images, easy-to-read text, fascinating facts, and a supporting glossary and table of contents. Readers will be sure to be enthralled from beginning to end!
James Madison was an important Founding Father. This appealing biography allows readers to explore the inspiring life he led as a member of the Continental Congress and as President of the United States. The detailed images, supportive text, helpful glossary, and intriguing facts work in conjunction to highlight important events that Madison took part in including the Articles of Confederation, The Federalist Papers, and how he helped America make its way into "The Era of Good Feelings".
Laura Ingalls Wilder is the author of some of the best-known books about life as a pioneer. In this enlightening biography, children will be able to read about pioneer life the way that Laura experienced it. Through striking images, fascinating facts, and easy-to-read text, readers will learn about what impact the Homestead Act and malaria had on the Ingalls family, as well as the various types of homes they and many other pioneers had to live in, like dugouts and homes made of sod. This fascinating book also includes a feature on other famous pioneer women to keep readers engaged and interested in life as a pioneer!
In this biographical book, young readers will learn about the brave life of Harriet Tubman. Readers will discover how Tubman bravely escaped from her life as a slave to cross the Mason-Dixon line into freedom and how she helped hundreds of other slaves into freedom through the Underground Railroad with the help of abolitionists. The vivid images, stunning facts, and supportive text work in conjunction with the helpful glossary, index, and timeline of Tubman's life to give readers an engaging experience as they move from cover to cover.
Sitting Bull was a powerful Hunkpapa Lakota Indian Chief who, along with the Lakota Indians and other nearby tribes, was involved in brutal battles with the United States over land issues. All tribes that were fighting to avoid the reservation eventually surrendered, and the Lakota people were no exception.