Historical and anecdotal information about each of the fifty states' official state capitals.
Located in the middle of the country, St. Louis is on the eastern side of the state of Missouri and alongside the mighty Mississippi River. People here are called “Saint Louisans” and the city is called the “Gateway to the West.” Learn all about this city's landmarks, sports teams, and other fascinating facts.
Denver, Colorado, was built along streams and rivers on the high, flat, grassy plains. Millions of years ago, dinosaurs wandered this area. After they disappeared, mammoths, giant bison, and even camels lived here. Learn all about the history, landmarks, sports teams and other things that make Denver such a wonderful place to live!
New Orleans, Louisiana, was founded by French Colonists in 1817. Because of its location, New Orleans played a large role in the antebellum slave trade, both in the importing of slaves and the growing of cotton and sugar crops using slave labor. During the Civil War (1861-1865), the city was captured by the Union Army. Learn all about the cultures, music, sports teams and everything else you need to know about this great city!
San Francisco, California, was first visited by Spanish settlers in 1769. The Spanish officially settled the area in 1776, and the city began growing into the major city it is today. Learn all about the cities landmarks, sport's teams and other facts that make this city one of the most popular U.S. cities.
This title highlights all the gross foods people around the world eat.
This title highlights some of the grossest places to visit and see.
The Southern Atlantic Coast region has white sandy beaches speckled with lighthouses and coastal forests. Warm ocean water is home to dolphins, sharks, and tuna. Its a prime vacation spot for those seeking out the sun and family destinations like Disney World. Kick off your sandals and get ready to feel the hot sand on your feet as you explore this region of the United States. This book will allow students to know and use various text features to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
We're taking field trips to new heights with a hot air balloon ride to explore Washington, DC. Join the class and drop into this exciting US city to learn about its history, architecture, sports teams, places to visit, and more.
We're taking field trips to new heights with a hot air balloon ride to explore Chicago, Illinois. Join the class and drop into this exciting US city to learn about its history, architecture, sports teams, places to visit, and more.
We're taking field trips to new heights with a hot air balloon ride to explore Dallas, Texas. Join the class and drop into this exciting US city to learn about its history, architecture, sports teams, places to visit, and more.
We're taking field trips to new heights with a hot air balloon ride to explore Boston, Massachussetts. Join the class and drop into this exciting US city to learn about its history, architecture, sports teams, places to visit, and more.
We're taking field trips to new heights with a hot air balloon ride to explore Philladelphia, Pennsylvania. Join the class and drop into this exciting US city to learn about its history, architecture, sports teams, places to visit, and more.
Take An In-Depth Look At Animal Life In This Science Encyclopedia.
Take An In-Depth Look At Earth Science In This Encyclopedia.
Expanding on our popular Lets Explore Science series, this book focuses on erosion. How its caused, the effects it has on the current landscape, and the way it impacts our Earth are all explained. Great changes take place to form mountains and break apart the land. Erosion carries away broken rocks and soil through a process called weathering. Explore the tremendous ways our planet has changed in this fact-filled book on erosion. This book will allow students to use information from several sources to provide evidence that Earth events can occur quickly or slowly.
You will travel through history when you venture into the Southern region of the United States. Visit one of the many battlefields from the Civil War or discover the home of Mound Builders, an ancient Native American tribe. The South experiences hot summers and mild winters, making it the perfect destination spot for people in the winter. Rock and roll at Graceland in Memphis or make a bet at the Kentucky Derby! Feel the warmth of southern hospitality while you venture through this U.S. region. This book will allow students to ask and answer questions such as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
This book puts the Gulf Coast region in the spotlight by describing this regions history, climate, animals, and habitats. Through beautiful photographs you will take a trip along the Gulf, stopping at New Orleans, eastern Texas, and Florida, learning why this area was of great value to the Spanish and French. People come to the Gulf Coast for the warm weather. With swamps, lagoons, bays, and ocean you better grab your swimsuit while you travel this sunny region of the United States. This book will allow students to ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
There are many regions in the United States. This book will highlight the Northeast and Metropolitan regions by detailing what areas make up each region, historical and background knowledge on how they were formed, and what the land, animals, and habitats of these regions are like. From rocky coastlines, to forests, rivers, and lakes, these popular regions of the U.S. are just part of what makes our country so diverse in its beauty. With all the information in this book, you may want to choose one of these areas for your next vacation destination! This book will allow students to quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
The Appalachian region is one of the most beautiful places in the United States, with pleasant green valleys and tree-covered mountains. Hike the Appalachian Trail, Great Smoky Mountains, or Blue Ridge Mountains. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is traveled by millions each year. The culture is mixed with Native American beliefs and the values of early settlers. Music, storytelling, and craftsmanship are still part of the mountain lifestyle. If you travel to this region of the United States, be prepared to pull up a chair and listen to a tale of past times. This book will allow students to describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
The Southwestern region is the only area in the United States where you can stand in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah at the same time! This desert region is hot. With a hot climate, water is scare. The Hoover Dam is a very important source for this area. Many people live in this hot, desert region and the culture has influence from early Spanish settlers and Native American tribes. You will find beautiful pottery, hand-woven fabrics, and beautiful, ornate stucco homes with tile floors. Be sure to grab some sunscreen while you travel through this desert region of the United States. This book will allow students to use information gained from illustrations and words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text.
Explore the mountainous terrain found in the western United States. The Mountain region takes travelers across the various climates to explore the history, indigenous peoples, animals, and habitats. Mountains span from Canada to Mexico and includes volcanoes, deserts, and glaciers! From Yellowstone National Park to Mount St. Helens to the Rocky Mountains, youll want to grab your hiking boots and adventure through this gorgeous region of the United States. This book will allow students to determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
The climate in the Great Plains region is extreme. Winds from the Arctic and the Gulf of Mexico blow through the Great Plains because there are few trees to slow down the wind. The regions people experience everything from Arctic cold to hot winds. Buffalo once roamed freely on the flat plains that were formed by glaciers long ago. Visit Mount Rushmore, the Black Hills, and Badlands. Make sure you pack for any kind of weather if you visit the Great Plains! This book will allow students to know and use various text features to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
The Midwest and Great Lakes regions offer an array of opportunities for both locals and visitors. The landscape is painted with farmland, steep hills and rolling plains, dense forests with sparkling waterfalls, and lots of lakes! The Great Lakes serve as a major transportation route but also an important recreational hotspot. Many visitors fish, water ski, sail, snowmobile, and even dive among the shipwrecks! Cities like Chicago, St. Louis, and Detroit, which are filled with music, great food, and loyal sports fans, are fun to explore. So grab your camera and discover this diverse U.S. region. This book will allow students to identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
The West Coast region covers a vast and diverse area of the United States. Covered with rainforests in Washington, volcanoes in Oregon, mountains in Northern California, and sandy beaches in Southern California, youll have much to explore. The area is rich in history, from the gold rush to Spanish missions, and nature with giant Redwood trees and wildlife. Lace up your hiking boots and stroll along the west coast. This book will allow students to use information gained from illustrations and words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text.