We often sing the "Star Spangled Banner," but what do the words mean? Why did Franklin Delano Roosevelt stay in office longer than any other U.S. president? Following the style of an old-fashioned primer, The American Reader answers such questions as it gives children a modern, well-rounded view of what it means to be a good citizen. Captivating prose, poems, short stories, and games entertain as they teach about the diverse regions of our country, the history of the Pledge of Allegiance, the story of Clara Barton, and the official nicknames for each of our states. A story about Smokey Bear promotes an appreciation of nature and the need to protect it, and another explains how to be helpful and respectful to people with disabilities. The American Reader's lively variety and broad scope will give children of all ages much to learn, think about and enjoy for hours on end.
Explore the colorful customs, people, and places of the District of Columbia. With straightforward text and captivating photos, this book is a great introduction to the district. Maps and symbols are included to enrich the student's understanding of geography and district identity.
A very simple introduction to the life and accomplishments of First Lady Michelle Robinson Obama.
Teach early Social Studies concepts and foundational reading skills with this precisely leveled text.
Why do police cars patrol the streets? Police cars help police officers fight crime and stop people from driving dangerously. Get a look into these cars and the equipment police use inside them. Blastoff! Series
Community leaders guide people and help them in times of trouble. They are role models, such as school principals, mayors, and Red Cross volunteers and often teach and help with charities. As the needs of people change, so do the jobs of community leaders.
Government leaders help to govern our country, our states, and our cities. They make important decisions, solve problems, and see that laws are enforced. The people they serve elect most government officials. Long ago, there were not as many government officials as there are today because the United States had a smaller population.
The United States accelerated the space race in 1958 by forming NASA. Eager readers will learn about the history of NASA and its many manned and unmanned missions. Blastoff! Series
This photo-illustrated book for early readers gives examples of how police officers fight crime and keep people safe.
In Police Cars, early readers will learn about the different parts of a police car and how they help police officers do their jobs. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage emergent readers as they discover the unique features of these machines. A labeled diagram helps readers identify the parts of a police car, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about police cars online using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Police Cars also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and index.
Do you know why school is closed on some days? Find the answers in this book!
Each kind of coin has a different value. Find out how much pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters are worth.
Examples are used to illustrate how many laws began as grass-roots initiatives, and how much a law can change from the time it is first suggested to the time it is approved.
Emphasis is placed on how all levels must work together to succeed and examples are presented demonstrating how all levels of government contribute to the lives of every citizen.
This book provides essential information on all aspects of the election process. How is a government elected? is packed with plenty of full-color images to help deliver a fundamental message: that the right to vote is one of the cornerstones of a free and democratic society.
Teaching students about what a democracy is and how our country was founded on the Constitution, which protects our rights and freedoms, is the main focus in this title. Filled with Democracy Fact boxes which include information to reinforce the text.
Students will learn the election process from beginning to end with this wonderful title. From what a candidate is, to where and when people vote, and how and why the election process is so important in our country.
Police stations and police officers are highlighted in this informative book. It explains why we have police stations, how they are helpful to our community, and the special people who work there.
Provides information about post offices and how they support and add value to the community. Includes details such as who works there, why they are necessary, and special equipment postal workers use.