Historical and anecdotal information about each of the fifty states' official state capitals.
Scientific and anecdotal information about each of the fifty states' official state tree and the processes used to select it.
Historical and anecdotal information about each of the fifty states' official state flags, including the inspiration of the design.
The American flag is a symbol of freedom and patriotism. From the first flag that donned thirteen stars for the original thirteen colonies, to the flag we know today, it has always brought pride to the people of America. Many poems and songs have been written about Old Glory, and she flies in front of schools, government offices, and is waved in parades as a symbol of our freedom and all who fought to protect and preserve it. 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.
Forensics is the focus of this STEAM driven title that introduces students to all the jobs within this crimally related field.
FEMA stands for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Learn all about how FEMA responds to earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, and hurricanes, and brings relief and help to the people in need. During a tragedy FEMA responds by helping people find lost family members, friends, and even pets! Offering loans to rebuild and counseling victims, this federal agency is a life-saving organization for people in need. This book will allow students to refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
The Statue of Liberty, a gift to the United States from France, is one of our most important symbols of freedom. Standing tall in New York Harbor, it has been a welcoming sight to immigrants of long ago and the people today who see it for the first time. This book details everything about Lady Liberty, including the plans to build her, the cost and struggles it took to make and ship her here, and the renovations it takes to keep her standing tall. The little-known symbols put into the Statue of Liberty are also highlighted. This book will allow students to determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Located near many famous buildings, such as the Capitol Building, the White House, and the U.S. Supreme Court Building, the National Mall is one of our countrys most beautiful symbols. Gardens, monuments, museums, and open spaces make this serene landmark a wonderful, peaceful place to visit. Often referred to as the Great Park of the American people, it is a great place to explore and discover Americas history. This book will allow students to determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
The Star Spangled Banner became the national anthem of the United States of America in 1931. Originally written as a poem by Francis Scott Key, it became the most important song in our countrys history. Uniting Americans with pride every time it is played at sporting events, during official events for our nation, or for school events, it always brings a sense of loyalty and honor to the citizens of the United States of America! 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 Liberty Bell, which resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is over 260 years old and can be traced back to William Penn. Created to commemorate Penns visionary work, it now stands as one of our nations most valued symbols of peace, liberty, and freedom for all! Read all about William Penn and his visions for our great nation, and all the facts about this old, cracked bell that doesnt even ring anymore! This book will allow students to refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Have you ever wondered what the government in your city or town does? Well, this book explains how it is the responsibility of your city or town government to keep you safe and maintain a clean place for you to live. It builds parks, cleans streets, and enforces the laws made by the state government. Learn all about the duties of the government in your city or town, how they rely on police, firefighters, and other local government departments to accomplish all these tasks! This book will allow students to refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
As Americans, we all have civic responsibilities to our country. These may include serving on a jury, voting during an election, obeying the laws, and being a good citizen by volunteering or helping those in need. This book also discusses other civic responsibilities, such as paying taxes, serving our country during times of conflict or war, and how our freedom comes with a price! Learn all about how you can be a good citizen in the wonderful country we call home! 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.
Americas founders wanted a government that would protect the people but that would also give them rights and liberties. This book outlines the reasons the Constitution was first written in 1787, and how it has changed to fit our world today. The Constitution contains an introduction, or preamble, and seven articles describing the states rights and responsibilities. Learn how amendments have been made throughout the years, how the branches of government work, and what responsibility they play in upholding Americas most important document; the Constitution. This book will allow students to describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text.
Have you ever wondered just how a bill becomes a law? This book takes you through the many processes the legislative branch of our government must follow to introduce a bill, and the steps it goes through to make it an actual law. The different committees, voting procedures, debates, amendments, and finally to the presidents pen, which is the last step in making a bill a law! Learn all about how important laws are to our country, and how they help keep all of us safe! 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.
A state government is the governing body of a state. State government has many responsibilities, such as enacting the laws within a state, creating a budget to work on roads, fund schools, and any other unforeseen emergencies that might occur. This book discusses how the United States is a Federalist government, meaning powers are split between states and the national government. The similarities and differences between the state and national government are discussed and how each play a role in making sure their states are run responsibly and in the best interest of the people within them! This book allows students to quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
The president is the leader of our country. Learn all about the responsibilities of the most important job in our country, the duties of the Cabinet members who advise the president, and the qualifications needed to run for president. Elections, term limits, and how we depend on our president to represent our country as the proud democracy it is are all in a days work for the United States president! 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 United States Congress is the only branch of government chosen exclusively by the people! Made up of the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, there are 535 members in Congress. Meeting several times a year in the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., they work to make laws for our country, as well as many other important tasks. The term limits of House and Senate members are discussed, as well as the qualifications, background, and jobs each of these important people contribute when representing the citizens of the United States of America! 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.
It is the Supreme Courts job to make sure the rights and liberties of the U.S. Constitution are upheld. The Supreme Court is the judicial branch of the government. The Court checks on the president and the U.S. Congress. It makes sure that neither is breaking the rules of the Constitution. Every day these important men and women must interpret the Constitution and hear court cases that could not be decided in a lower court. Learn all about the highest court in our country, the terms and ranks of each member, and what role they play to balance the scales of justice! This book will allow students to explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.