This book looks at the geography, history, resources, culture, and people of Australia. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.
This book looks at the geography, history, resources, culture, and people of Brazil. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.
Comanche warriors were skilled horsemen who used speed and skill to execute raids in the 18th and 19th centuries. Pioneers feared them, and the United States Army did not want to fight them. Students will read about the history of these Native American warriors, the reasons they fought, and what led to their decline.
Using shadows and darkness to their advantage, ninja were skilled assassins, spies, and warriors in feudal Japan. They used a variety of weapons and tools to complete many kinds of missions. Students will learn about the history, training, and techniques that made ninja deadly warriors.
The samurai were the warrior class of feudal Japan for hundreds of years. They led other soldiers to war on the battlefield, and their weapons and armor made them formidable opponents. Readers will learn the history of the samurai, their weapons and fighting styles, and what ultimately led to their decline.
Wealthy ancient Romans got their kicks at the arena, where convicted criminals, slaves, and prisoners of war were pitted against each other in physical combat. The contenders were called gladiators, and they fought until they found relief in victory, mercy, or death. Readers will be fascinated by the gladiators life in training and battle.
Maori warriors would unnerve the enemy with their dances called haka. The peruperu was a war haka performed before battle. In it, the warriors would wave their weapons and contort their faces to summon the god of war and warn the opposition of their fate. Find out how successful they were in this thrilling title of bravery, weapons, and war.
Mongol warriors were expert archers. They used this skill in battle, where opponents met a slew of arrows born of Mongol cunning and craft. Howling arrows whistled as they descended into enemy lines, sending assailants into a panic. In this book, kids will learn more about Mongol weapons, gear, and training.
Located in Eastern Europe, the Czech Republic has only been a country since 1993. It is home to over 2,000 castles, although some of them are in ruins. The capital, Prague, is called “the city of 100 spires” because of its architectural history. Discover the beautiful countryside, cuisine, and other distinct features that make the Czech Republic a wonderful nation!
The Dominican Republic was the first place Christopher Columbus landed when he sailed to the Americas from Europe in 1492. Today, the people of this Caribbean nation are known for their love of music, dance, and baseball. In this title, readers will learn about the geography and culture of the Dominican Republic.
El Salvador is the smallest and most densely populated Central American country. Because of its location on the Pacific Ring of Fire, it must endure volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Hurricanes also sweep in from the Caribbean. However, El Salvadorians don’t let these events quiet their vibrant culture. This book introduces El Salvador’s landscape, cuisine, wildlife, heritage, and much more!
A crossroads between Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, Morocco is a country of great diversity. Throughout its history, people have migrated to the country from every direction. They've brought a variety of beliefs and ways of life. In this book, young readers will discover that Morocco is a land of blended backgrounds.
Poland, the largest country in central Europe, has a tumultuous past. Its people have faced times of war in between periods of great cultural growth. Today, the Polish are known to enjoy classical music and hearty meals. Learn about the daily life, culture, and landscape of Poland, the heart of Europe.
Being the westernmost country in Europe, Portugal was among the first countries to navigate unexplored seas and discover new lands. It was a Portuguese explorer named Bartolomeu Dias who became the first European to round Africa's Cape of Good Hope. Young readers will explore Portugal's past and present as well as its culture and landscape.
Famous for bagpipes and kilts, the Scottish are rooted in tradition. They are also a hardy people. They thrive in a part of the United Kingdom where the weather reaches extremes. This title introduces young readers to Scotland, a country with highlands, lowlands, and a rich heritage.
Venezuela is a land of striking beauty. Angel Falls, the highest waterfall in the world, plunges more than 3,000 feet in the Guiana Highlands. Lake Maracaibo, the largest lake in South America, sits in northwestern Venezuela. Eager readers will get their feet wet in this title that explores Venezuela's landscape, people, and heritage.
In Belgium, you will find the world's diamond capital, world-famous chocolates and waffles, and countless castles. You will also notice a global presence, as the headquarters for several international organizations are in the capital city of Brussels. Get a taste of Belgium in this title for young readers.
Every male in the Aztec civilization received military training. The most feared fighters on the battlefields were eagle warriors and jaguar warriors. This title explores the history of these fierce warriors, the tools and tactics they used in battle, and what ultimately led to their downfall.
For many years, Cambodia was a war-torn country. Recently, a new government has helped turn the economy around and given the Cambodian people more opportunity. Tourism has boomed, with many visitors heading to see Angkor Wat, one of the oldest religious temples in the world. This book explores the geography and culture of Cambodia, a jewel of Southeast Asia.
Colombia is known for its biodiversity and many important crops, especially coffee. It also produces more emeralds and roses than any other country in the world. This title presents the geography of Colombia as well as the cultural heritage and traditions of the Colombian people.
Guatemala, a hotspot of unique wildlife, boasts 100 rivers, over 250 wetland areas, and many famous volcanoes. Read about this beautiful Central American country and experience the daily life of the Guatemalan people, from work and school to fun and play.
Taking its name from the Niger River, the country of Nigeria is the most populated in Africa. People first lived in the area thousands of years ago. Today, artifacts from these times can be seen in museums. Travel to Nigeria and learn about its modern-day people, the activities they enjoy, and their fascinating culture.
Most famous for its fjords, Norway’s land features are very diverse. Visitors come every year to see the high mountain peaks, the green, rolling hills, and the deep grooves of the fjords. Eager readers will explore this beautiful European country and find out what life is like for the people who call it home.
Many different civilizations have lived on the land that is now Peru. Today, tourists travel to this South American country to see Machu Picchu, an ancient Inca site. Learn more about Peru, its people, the Amazon Rain Forest, and much more in this exciting title!
An archipelago of over 7,100 islands in Southeast Asia, the Philippines sit near the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area often affected by earthquakes and volcanoes. With a long coastline and many rain forests, the country contains a variety of plant and animal life. Children will find out what else makes the Philippines unique in this informative title!