Engage students as they learn more about the "Father of the Constitution" with this fascinating biography that focuses on this important founding father. With the James Madison and the Making of the United States e-Book, students will explore his life and many accomplishments, from his early days at Mount Pleasant to his time on the Continental Congress, as Secretary of State, and as the fourth president of the United States. Breathe life into the pages of history with primary source documents that offer significant clues on what life might have been like for James Madison in the 1800s. Authentic artifacts, including maps, government documents, and other primary sources offer an intimate glimpse of life during this era. Students will build content knowledge across geography, history, and other social studies strands, with this text that can be leveled for a variety of learning styles, as well as below-level, above-level, and English language learners. This reader contains text features, including captions, bold print, glossary, and index to increase comprehension and academic vocabulary. A "Your Turn!" activity continues to challenge students as they extend their learning. Aligned to McREL, WIDA/TESOL, NCSS/C3 Framework, and other state standards, this e-Book readies students for college and career readiness.
A representation of American history and expansion, Mount Rushmore honors four great American presidents. Early learners may not yet know the symbolism behind Mount Rushmore, but the engaging photographs will help them create a vivid storyline of this symbolic landmark from conception to completion. Aligned to the National Council for the Social Studies and other state standards, this wordless e-book will help students understand the meaning behind one of the many important symbolic national landmarks in America.
What does it take to be a good citizen? Early readers will learn key words about being a good citizen while using oral language skills to determine what is happening throughout this e-book. Engaging images paired with key words to know, make this e-book an enjoyable reading experience for even the youngest readers. Aligned with the National Council for the Social Studies and other state standards, this e-book is a great tool to introduce students to what it means to be a good citizen.
Thurgood Marshall was an incredible man. He believed that "separate but equal" was not fair. He fought for people and their civil rights. He became a justice for the Supreme Court. Here he helped change unfair laws for African Americans. He is known as "Mr. Civil Rights". Colorful images, supporting text, a glossary, table of contents, and index all work together to help readers better understand the content and be fully engaged from cover to cover.
The American flag represents a symbol of freedom in the American culture. The flag should never touch the ground and should be handled respectfully. This wordless e-book shows the construction of the flag to its use. Early learners will be encouraged to learn about the importance of the American flag by determining the meaning behind each photograph. Aligned to the National Council for the Social Studies and other state standards, this e-book is a great tool for teaching young students about our symbol of freedom.
The Bald Eagle is America's national bird and represents freedom and strength. This wordless e-book beautifully shows how a Bald Eagle hatches from an egg and grows into an amazing, powerful bird. Young readers will discover the importance of this mighty bird and determine the meaning behind each photograph. Aligned to the National Council for the Social Studies and other state standards, this e-book is a great tool for teaching young students about the importance and symbolism behind this beautiful bird.
America has the oldest working constitution in the world! It tells our leaders how to run the country, and it ensures that Americans have rights. Our nation's founders wrote the U.S. Constitution over 200 years ago, and we still follow it today! Colorful images, supporting text, a glossary, table of contents, and index all work together to help readers better understand the content and be fully engaged from cover to cover.
Once America was free from Great Britain, it needed to decide how to run the new country. The nation's founders split the government into three branches. This ensured that no one person would have too much power. This system keeps us free! Colorful images, supporting text, a glossary, table of contents, and index all work together to help readers better understand the content and be fully engaged from cover to cover.
Today, Americans embrace one another's differences. But it was not always this way. In the past, people had to struggle against slavery and unfair leaders. Americans believe in equality and responsibility. These are our civic values. It is important that we uphold these beliefs. Colorful images, supporting text, a glossary, table of contents, and index all work together to help readers better understand the content and be fully engaged from cover to cover.
In many ways Washington, DC is the heart of our nation. There are many important buildings and monuments. The White House, the Supreme Court, and the Lincoln Memorial are just a few of the sights to see. People like to visit our nation's capital because it is a window to our past. Colorful images, supporting text, a glossary, table of contents, and index all work together to help readers better understand the content and be fully engaged from cover to cover.
This inspiring biography tells about the life of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. Readers will learn about Obama's childhood in Hawaii and Indonesia, his time as president of the Harvard Law Review, his dream of becoming a community organizer, and his journey from State Senator to the very first African American President of the United States. Through lively photos of Obama and his family and interesting facts about his political campaigns and ideas, readers will be inspired and engaged from cover to cover! A glossary and index are featured to aid in better understanding of the content and vocabulary.
Readers will learn about the interesting and inspiring life of Dolley Madison in this appealing biography. Through plenty of colorful images and stunning facts, readers learn how Dolley survived a yellow fever epidemic and went on to meet James Madison and later became the First Lady of the United States. The supportive text and accessible glossary and index work together to teach readers about some of the important factors of Dolley's life, including her home at Montpelier and the Constitutional Convention. Children will be intrigued as they move from cover to cover.
Hillary Rodham Clinton has gone from being a student activist, to the First Lady of the United States, to a state senator, to the Secretary of State of the United States. Her inspiring and impressive life in law and politics is detailed in this fascinating biography. Readers will learn about her role as one of the most influential First Ladies of all time, as Secretary of State, and her plan to give everyone healthcare. This book features vibrant photos and images, intriguing facts, easy-to-read text, and a helpful glossary and index to provide readers with an engaging reading experience that will have them interested from beginning to end.
Thomas Jefferson was a great American who helped the United States win its freedom from England. Jefferson helped write the Declaration of Independence, later went on to become the third president of the United States, and is even featured on famous Mount Rushmore! Readers will enjoy this biography that includes details of Jefferson's time as a lawyer, his membership in the House of Burgesses, and his role as Secretary of State. The vivid images and supportive text combine with the helpful glossary and index to provide readers with tools for better understanding of the content.
Many people know that Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity through lightning, but he was also a great inventor and helped write the Declaration of Independence! Young readers will learn about Franklin's life in this appealing biography that features plenty of vibrant images, supportive text, "Fun Fact" boxes, and an accomodating timeline, glossary, and index.
What makes Abigail Adams such an amazing American? Young readers will find out in this intriguing biographical book that uses supportive text, a glossary, index, and table of contents in conjunction with colorful images to engage and encourage children to find someone that they are inspired by.
This informative book teaches early readers about the important impact the government has on our lives. Readers will learn about taxes, the three branches of government, voting, and more through bright images and supportive text. A table of contents, glossary, and index are included to aid in helping readers better understand the content.
This fact-filled nonfiction book will teach readers about various types of laws--from city laws to national ones--and what impact they have on us. The detailed images, fascinating facts, and supportive text work together to inspire readers to learn all they can about laws. A glossary, table of contents, and index are provided to build readers' comprehension.
People count on good citizens to make America a great country. In this inspiring nonfiction book, readers will learn what they can do to be good citizens, what leaders do to help citizens, and what rules good citizens follow. The appealing images, supportive text, and helpful table of contents, glossary, and index work together to keep readers informed and engaged from cover to cover.
George Washington was an amazing American! Readers will learn about his life and the amazing things he accomplished in this early biography. Through detailed images, informative text, and an accessible glossary and index, readers will be inspired by George Washington!
Readers will learn the history behind the Declaration of Independence and what makes it such an important document in American history. This engaging title features colorful images, informative text, and interesting facts. Featuring a table of contents, glossary, and index, this book has all the tools readers will need to learn about American independence!
The American flag is a symbol for freedom and unity. In this engaging nonfiction title, young readers learn a brief history of the American flag and are encouraged to learn and recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
There are many different places and people that make up a town. Through colorful images and easy-to-read text, early readers learn the important aspects of town communities and are encouraged to look for some of the similarities in their own towns!
Give early readers a look into who determines the rules for various places--from the classroom to the entire country! With vivid images in conjunction with easy-to-read text, readers are encouraged to recognize and follow rules that impact their lives.
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 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. A must-read, this engaging book is sure to deepen students' understanding social studies content and challenge them to analyze multiple perspectives through the use of primary source images, a primary source activity, and a document-based assessment.