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Rutherford B. Hayes

Sandra Francis (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609540548

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of Rutherford B. Hayes, nineteenth president of the United States.

Millard Fillmore

Gerry and Janet Souter (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609540487

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of Millard Fillmore, thirteenth president of the United States.

Martin Van Buren

Steven Ferry (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609540432

A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and term of Martin Van Buren, eighth president of the United States.

Condoleezza Rice

Kevin Cunningham (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609541972

As an influential leader in U.S. politics, Condoleezza Rice became one of the foremost authorities on the Soviet Union during the Cold War and served in advisory roles for two presidents. Her intelligence and drive led her to one of the highest-ranking jobs in the White House, secretary of state.

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.

The Statue of Liberty

Thomas Owens, Diana Helmer (authors)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993925

France wanted to show its support of American democracy by giving the country a gift for the centennial. This gift would become the Statue of Liberty. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

Washington Is Burning! The War of 1812

Alvin Cunningham (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9780789158963

Begins with a factual overview of the War of 1812 and then continues with a fictional story centering on Sophie Turner and her father. The Turners are slaves owned by President James Madison and his wife, Dolley. 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.

Power Play: A Graphic Guide Adventure

Liam O'donnell (author), Mike Deas (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554690701

Devin and Nadia team up with Bounce, Pema and Marcus as they all travel to Northern Ontario to watch their parents present to the Summit of World Leaders. A swarm of politicians, lobbyists, corporate bosses and protestors have all converged on the summit to get their messages heard. A tragic accident just hours before their parents' presentation plunges the kids into their biggest mystery yet and sets them on the trail of a murderer bent on stopping their parents' controversial message from being heard. It's a fight against the planet's power players as the kids dive into the world of politics, uncovering how government works, the history of democracy, the influence of lobbyists and corporations on politicians and the potential of civil society to change it all.

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Thomas Owens (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993956

This book discusses the Vietnam War, its effects on America, and how the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was conceived. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

Socialism and Communism

Nancy Shniderman, Sue Hurwitz (authors)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993857

Socialism developed as a reaction to the capitalistic ideals of competition and profit. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels created a communist form of socialism in which the change would take place quickly. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

Feudalism

Jane Hurwitz (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993673

At the start of the Middle Ages, governments were practically nonexistent. Leaders couldn't organize their subjects or protect their borders. Feudalism evolved to bring the leaders and nobility together. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

Democracy

Sue Hurwitz (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993628

Democracies began in ancient Athens and Rome in the sixth century B.C. These early democracies were the models for American democracy, which became the model for other modern democracies. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

Elections & Political Parties

Carol Parenzan Smalley (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993642

This book looks at the political parties, the democratic process, and elections in the United States. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

The Executive Branch

Carol Parenzan Smalley (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622993666

This book looks at the history and responsibilities of the executive branch of the United States government which includes the president, vice-president, cabinet, and other agencies and councils. Reading Essentials in Social Studies.

Natural Disasters

John Hopkins (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622992881

This book takes a scientific look at natural disasters around the world. Reading Essentials in Science.

Jet Fighters

Denny Von Finn

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 1612114490

The high maneuverability and speed of jet fighters cause pilots to experience g-forces nine times that of gravity! Students will learn about the history, technology, and future of the fastest jet fighters in the world.

Hammurabi, Babylonian Ruler

Christine Mayfield, M.S. and Kristine M. Quinn, M.S.

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743904414

Hammurabi was a king of Babylon, but he wanted to rule the entire area of Mesopotamia. After only five years of being king, Hammurabi reached his goal. During his reign, Hammurabi did many things to improve and influence both the culture and government of Mesopotamia.

Greece

Lisa Zamosky

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743904346

The Greek culture is rich in arts, philosophy, and government. Various civilizations contributed to the Greek culture. The Greeks saw the rise of city-states, as well as the first democratic form of government. Greek gods and Greek wars also influenced the culture. Through these influences, a great nation and culture was developed.

Outlaws and Lawmen: Crime and Punishment in the 1800s

Kenneth McIntosh (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422296868

American society in the 1800s had a rough edge to it. In a nation made up of people of diverse backgrounds and heritage, social controls needed to be strict and enforceable. The extreme economic inequality of Americas cities and the wide open moral code of the frontier led to a culture of crime and violence that still plagues our country. During the 1800s, professional police forces were established in cities, towns, and territories across the continent. On the frontier, justice was often swift and severe, with hanging judges making their reputations as representatives of the law in a lawless land. Long prison sentences in miserable conditions were the rule for criminals, and many a prisoner might have preferred the option of a quick execution. Before the reform of the legal system, which is an ongoing process, there was definitely a separate law, and a separate standard of penalties, for the rich and for the poor. The evolution of a humane penal system and a fairer protection of all citizens under the law is an important contribution of 1800s America to the modern world.

Scandals and Glory: Politics in the 1800s

Zachary Chastain (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422296837

With the principles of democracy firmly established after the War for Independence, Americans in the 1800s took their politics very seriously. As more and more male citizens gained the right to vote, elections became very public, hotly contested, and sometimes even violent. In the cities and towns of America, politicians courted political power and influence among new immigrant communities; buying votes and stuffing ballot boxes was shockingly common. While the major national political issues of foreign policy, taxation, the abolition of slavery, and states rights took center stage in Congress, Americans split along regional and party lines that still exist in the twenty-first century. Scandals over greed and corruption caused whole city governments to fall, but America also produced some of the greatest statesman and political leaders in its history. Former slaves, poor immigrants, and women demanded their right to vote.

Air Force Air Commandos

Jack David

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612110943

Air Force Air Commandos provide several critical services that are key to the success of the United States Armed Forces. Students will learn about the history of the Air Commandos and the training required to execute successful missions.

Marine Corps Force Recon

Jack David

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600142642

Marine Corps Force Recon units provide reconnaissance to the Armed Forces to help make missions successful. Students will learn about these elite soldiers and the training it requires to become a member of Marine Corps Force Recon.

Military Helicopters

Denny Von Finn

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600143366

Military helicopters perform a variety of missions for armed forces around the world. Some of these helicopters are capable of speeds approaching 200 miles per hour! Readers will discover the history, technology, and future of the world's fastest military helicopters.

Native American Confederacies

Anna Carew-Miller (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422288542

When Europeans arrived in the Americas during the 16th and 17th centuries, they found that some Native American tribes had created alliances, or confederacies. These agreements allowed the member tribes of the confederacy to control trade and keep the peace in their region. This book explains how these Native American confederacies were formed, discusses some famous examples like the Iroquois Confederacy, and explains how Native American groups continue to work together for the good of all tribes in the present day.