Explores the 1929 stock market crash and how that event has sculpted societies, the sciences, and politics.
Political Parties are not mentioned in the Constitution. How did they come about? Why are they important? This handbook examines the two-party system in the U.S. and how it evolved.
Wilma Mankiller knew firsthand the hardships facing the Cherokee people in the mid-20th century. After growing up in poverty, she got involved in the Native American rights movement of the 1960s and resolved to fight for change. As the first female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, her hard work and determination improved health care, education, and living conditions for her tribe. Mankiller’s legacy of compassion and dedication continues to inspire people in the American Indian community and beyond.
Foundations explains the beginnings of the American political system, including historical background. Chapters introduce the concepts of a federal republic, with relevant facts that keep young adults engaged.
The Office of the President handbook details the specific jobs of the president, including chief of state, chief executive, and commander-in-chief, plus the role of the president's cabinet and the limited powers of the office.
Congress has a specific role in U.S. government. But what is it? How does it work? And how can teens get involved when they can’t even vote? This handbook illustrates all aspects of the lawmaking branch. Five unique handbooks comprise the new American Government series. With the confusing political discourse in today’s world, it’s no wonder kids tune out. How can we tune them back in?
An historical account of Operation Iraqi Freedom, including the events leading up to the 2002 conflict, the people involved, the political instability and insurgency that arose, and the lingering aftermath.
An historical account of the global refugee crisis, including the events that have triggered ongoing crises, the people involved, the border politics and camp-construction issues, and the lingering aftermath.
Every two years, media coverage of American elections turns into a horse-race story about who's leading the polls and who said what when. Give young adult readers clear explanations about how our election process actually works, why it matters, and how they can become involved. Using real-world examples and anecdotes, this book provides readers with thorough, nonpartisan explanations about primaries, the electoral college, checks and balances, polls, fundraising, and more. Updated with statistics and details from the 2018 elections, the revised second edition will prepare the next generation of voters for what is sure to be a fascinating 2020 election cycle.
Theodosia Burr, daughter of Vice President Aaron Burr, came of age in New York City when the New Nation was growing up. She attended the inauguration of President George Washington in 1789, was at her father's side on the campaign trail and at his inauguration in 1801, attended presidential addresses to Congress, and hosted the most prominent politicians and thinkers of her time. The Burrs' ideas about educating young women were revolutionary. Theodosia was an experiment in the equal treatment of women—regardless of social status—in education, family life, society, and the law. The family believed that women had an important role to play in the New Nation, and Theodosia was fully prepared. Based on research at libraries and archives, and from the rich body of letters Theodosia and her family left behind, this historical narrative introduces readers to a most unusual girl who pursued a radical new path for women.
Newcomers will build practical life skills that are expected of all American teens with this flipbook - the nonfiction side includes a glossary of key terms used in the text and topical conversation questions that help students practice English language skills, while the fiction side helps put it all into context. Great ELL resource.
Highly readable with full-color photographs, this 120-page handbook is great for teaching life skills to a twenty-first century population. The handbook will provide readers a thorough and non-threatening introduction to: Your Taxes at Work; Emergency Assistance; Services for Workers; Services for Citizens. This handbook offers students a unique and visual way to achieve real-world literacy.
Fast-paced and easy-to-read, these graphic U.S. history titles teach student about key historical events in American history from 1500 to the present. Dramatic and colorful graphics highlights the text with easy transitions, which avoids a choppy narrative. These history titles offer a variety of rich material to support teaching to the standards.
The U.S. criminal justice system is designed to convict criminals, but sometimes innocent people are wrongfully accused and sentenced. Some are cases of mistaken identity. Some are due to poor police work. Many of these individuals live for years behind bars before being freed. Tragically, some have died before having their names cleared. What would you do if you were wrongly accused?
After the stock market crash in 1929, America plunged into one of its darkest periods--the Great Depression.
This title examines the remarkable life of Barack Obama. Readers will learn about his childhood, education, community organizer work, and law career. Obama's entry into politics is discussed in detail, including his rise from state senator to the first African-American president of the United States. Obama's family life and societal contributions are also covered. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.
Explores the Cuban missile crisis and how that event has sculpted societies, the sciences, and politics.
A historical account of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, including the events leading up to it, the people involved, conspiracy theories surrounding his death, and the lingering aftermath.
An examination of the democratic form of government, including its basic ideologies and structure, its best-known leaders throughout history, and countries affected by its system of rule.
An examination of the monarchic form of government, including its basic ideologies and structure, its best-known leaders throughout history, and countries affected by its system of rule.
An examination of the dictatorial form of government, including its basic ideologies and structure, its best-known leaders throughout history, and countries affected by its system of rule.
An examination of the communist form of government, including its basic ideologies and structure, its best-known leaders throughout history, and countries affected by its system of rule.
A historical survey of the United States presidency, from its beginnings to current issues, including its role as executive and influential presidents such as Andrew Jackson.
A historical survey of state and local governments, including the role and responsibilities each has in its community and influential mayors, governors, and others.
A historical survey of the United States Senate, from its beginnings to current issues, including its role in Congress and influential senators such as Daniel Webster and Hillary Clinton.