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Monarchy

Jane Hurwitz (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9780789158925

The first monarchies date back to about the time civilization began. Many existing monarchies have survived for centuries. The monarchy of Great Britain is more than 1,000 years old. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

China

Stephen Hanks, Jarrett A. Lobell (authors)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993581

Chinese civilization advanced over many thousands of years--through wars, famine, and many families of emperors called dynasties. During this time, there were great moments of invention, discovery, and exploration. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

Ancient Governments

Nancy Shniderman (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9780789158895

This book discusses several ancient civilizations and their forms of government. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

Orphan Ahwak

Raquel Rivera (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551436555

Aneze, a young Aboriginal girl, is left for dead after her village is ripped apart by a wife-raid; her father and brother are killed and her mother is kidnapped. Aneze is the only survivor. She renames herself Orphan Ahwak as she struggles to survive on her own, first in the forest and then in a remote world of tundra and sea-ice. She endures cold and hunger and befriends people whose customs are completely foreign to her. Through it all she remains determined to become a hunter and to find a place in an often hostile and terrifying world.

Not a Chance

Michelle Mulder (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459802179

Dian has been coming to the Dominican Republic with her doctor parents for years. Now that she's thirteen, she had wanted to stay home in Canada, but instead she is helping her parents set up their clinic and looking forward to hanging out with her Dominican friend Aracely. When fourteen-year-old Aracely makes a shocking announcement--she is engaged to be married--Dian struggles to accept that Aracely has the right to choose her own destiny, even if it is very different from what Dian would choose for her.

Greece

Jarrett A. Lobell (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993697

This book discusses the history, daily life, and religion of ancient Greece. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

The Vikings

Stephen Hanks, Jarrett A. Lobell (authors)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993963

This book explains how the Vikings were a civilization of extraordinary explorers and creative craftspeople who influenced much of Western history. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

Brazil

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993550

This book looks at the geography, history, resources, culture, and people of Brazil. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

Australia

Joanne Mattern (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993543

This book looks at the geography, history, resources, culture, and people of Australia. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

Guardians of the Home: Women's Lives in the 1800s

Matthew Strange (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422296905

While often behind the scenes and hidden from history, women in 1800s America worked side by side with men in building our nation. On the frontier, strong, capable women worked as hard or harder than their menfolk, taming the land and raising the crops while shouldering the responsibilities of keeping house and caring for the children. The life of the farm wife in the settled parts of the country was one of sunup to sundown labor in an era with few modern conveniences. And in urban areas, working class women were a major part of the workforce in an industrializing economy, while middle and upper class women influenced America's social movements, supported charities, and helped beautify the gritty cities. In the course of the 1800s, new labor saving technologies in the home, improved health conditions, greater economic and educational opportunities, and a growing sense of their rights helped to empower women and started the movement toward full equality with men that continues to this day.

Cornmeal and Cider: Food and Drink in the 1800s

Zachary Chastain (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422296936

The farmers, workers, and pioneers of America in the 1800s were nourished by a tradition of hearty, down home cooking that is still a part of our national cuisine - New England baked beans, roast beef, turkey, corn on the cob, and pumpkin pies. With roots in the British Isles, and with important contributions from Native American food plants and cooking techniques, American food and drink quality and seasonal variety was vastly improved during the 1800s by new technologies in transportation, food storage, hygiene, and preservation, growing national and world markets, and not least the delicious ethnic cuisines of new immigrant groups. Hungry for innovation, quality, and economy, Americans in the 1800s became the best fed nation in the history of the world!

From the Parlor to the Altar: Romance and Marriage in the 1800s

Zachary Chastain (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422296912

We're all here because of people who met and fell in love in the past! In the 1800s, most young men and women were bound by powerful traditions of family, church, and society that limited their choices in romance and marriage. As an economic and community-building institution, marriage options were traditionally controlled by the older generation. Marriages were often arranged by families, and the bride and groom's personal feelings for each other were much less important than they are today. But as in so many other ways, America was a new and more open society. Communities of people from different and diverse backgrounds were established in a new land, and young people came together in a freer, more open environment. Romantic love flourished in the America of the 1800s as it never had before, with a whole variety of courting and marriage customs, many of which we still cherish today.

Knights

Joanne Mattern

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 1606945408

This book describes the life of medieval knights, including a short story of two young knights' experiences in a tournament and in battle.

Samurai

Don McLeese

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781606944356

This book discusses the lives of samurai warriors through a story about two samurai who served Oda Nobunaga, a powerful samurai leader.

Landing at Ellis Island

Holly Karapetkova

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 1606945521

In graphic-novel format, this book examines the history of Ellis Island while providing a story surrounding one family's immigration to America.

Vikings

Don McLeese

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781606944349

This brief introduction to the Vikings and their gods includes a story about the family of Eric the Red.

Spartans

Don McLeese

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781606944363

This book describes the life of a Spartan warrior and includes a short story that follows two Spartan boys from the age of seven to the battle of Thermopylae.

Vol. 9: The-Other-Magpie to Zuni

Sandy Sepehri (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781604727159

Learn about Native American history and culture, past and present.

Vol. 8: Ross, John to Thanksgiving

Sandy Sepehri (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781604727142

Learn about Native American history and culture, past and present.

Vol. 10: Cumulative Index & Projects

Sandy Sepehri (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781604727166

Learn about Native American history and culture, past and present.

Vol. 7: Papoose to Rosebud Reservation

Sandy Sepehri (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781604727135

Learn about Native American history and culture, past and present.

Vol. 6: Massasoit to Pamunkey

Sandy Sepehri (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781604727128

Learn about Native American history and culture, past and present.

Vol. 5: Indian Wars to Massachuset

Sandy Sepehri (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781604727111

Learn about Native American history and culture, past and present.

Vol. 3: Confederacy To Fort Stanwix Treaty

Sandy Sepehri (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781604727098

Learn about Native American history and culture, past and present.

Vol. 4: Fox to Indian Territory

Sandy Sepehri (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781604724219

Learn about Native American history and culture, past and present.