In 1689, John Locke wrote that individuals had the right to "life" and "liberty." Soon, his ideas spread across the world and helped create a new system of rule. In this engaging biography, readers learn about the inspiring life of John Locke and his role in the Enlightenment. Featuring brilliant images and fascinating facts, this book will have readers eager to learn more about Locke's incredible life. The supportive text, glossary, and index combine to give readers the tools they'll need to better understand such topics as the Glorious Revolution and empiricism.
In this captivating biography, readers will learn how Emperor Justinian I ruled the Byzantine Empire for 38 years. Featuring eye-catching images, maps, and photos, stunning facts, and easy to read text, readers will be introduced to Justinian's Code, the Nika Rebellion, and iconoclasm. Readers will be fascinated as they discover that Justinian put down a rebellion, conquered new territory, and even survived the bubonic plague! To provide readers with tools they'll need to better understand the content, this book features an accessible glossary and index.
Medieval England was a time of great change and uncertainty. Readers will be enthralled as they learn about various aspects of the Middle Ages in England including the feudal system, Hundred Years War, War of the Roses, and the bubonic plague. The detailed images and captivating facts and sidebars work in conjunction with easy to read text, glossary, and index to give readers an enjoyable and engaging reading experience that introduces them to such rulers as Henry II, Thomas Beckett, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and Richard the Lion Hearted.
This nonfiction reader gives children an in-depth look at what a career as a police officer is like. Readers will learn about various aspects of life as a police officer--from being accepted into the academy to keeping streets safe. Readers will learn what a typical day in the police academy is like as well as a day in the field as an officer. Through helpful charts and diagrams and colorful images in conjunction with informational text and stunning facts, readers discover important aspects of keeping communities safe, including what's inside the patrol car, K-9 units, reading Miranda rights to suspects, writing incident reports, penal codes, and interrogations.
Martin Luther King, Jr. used peaceful protests to become one of the world's greatest African-American Civil Rights leaders. Readers will learn all about his interesting and inspiring life in this engaging biographical reader that features informational text, vibrant images and a timeline of King's life.
Follow the life of George Washington as he makes his way from being a farmer to the first president of the United States of America. Readers will learn all about his interesting and inspiring life in this engaging biography that features informational text, vibrant, detailed images and a timeline of Washington's life.
Unravel the conflicting differences between these two founding fathers in the book Hamilton vs. Jefferson! This informational text compares and contrasts the lives, ideologies, and contributions of two of America's most influential founding fathers. This nonfiction reader examines their political rivalry and includes letters, photographs, newspaper articles, maps, and other primary sources that will captivate 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.
Uncover the fascinating facts that led to the murder of Alexander Hamilton in the book, Aaron Burr. This primary source reader informs students about what made these two historical men enemies and how Burr worked both the Federalist and the Republican parties to become Vice President of the United States. Included are letters, photographs, newspaper articles, maps, and other primary sources that will captivate students while building their critical-literacy skills.
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 intriguing story highlights Marquis de Lafayette's strong desire to help America by joining their forces despite the King of France's order. Students will get pulled into this informational text that focuses on the extraordinary life of the Marquis de Lafayette, his relationship with George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, and his influence on the Revolutionary War. It 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.
Many people know that Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity. In this captivating biography, readers learn the role he played in colonial America. Through easy-to-read text, fascinating facts, and engaging images, children will discover the amazing life Franklin had and learn how he made his way from being an apprentice at his brother's printshop to an international diplomat. Readers will be engaged and eager to learn about the impact he made on early America through his contribution to the First Continental Congress and the Declaration of Independence.
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.
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.
Abigail lived during times which were much more difficult for women than today. Despite this fact, Abigail Adams traveled, believed in women's rights, and experienced the American Revolution. A devoted wife, mother, and American patriot, Abigail influenced history by helping her husband, John, make important decisions.
The Declaration of Independence changed America forever. Readers will learn about the events that led up to the Declaration including unfair taxation from King George III and the Boston Tea Party. The vivid images, engaging sidebars, and supportive text explain what roles John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson played in the creation of the document and what they meant by including "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness". To help readers better understand the vocabulary and content, an accommodating table of contents and glossary are provided.
This inviting biography explores the life of Thomas Jefferson. Readers will discover the impact he made on early America as he took roles as governor, vice president, and President of the United States. The detailed images, fascinating facts, and easy-to-read text reveal that Jefferson played a major part in many early American events such as the Second Continental Congress, the Committees of Correspondence, and the Declaration of Independence. The accessible glossary and table of contents assist in further understanding of the content and vocabulary.
The American Revolution changed the lives of many people forever. This fascinating nonfiction book explores some of the most important events leading up to and during the war, including why colonists were upset with Great Britain, the Intolerable Acts, and the Boston Tea Party. Through detailed images, engaging sidebars, and supportive text, readers will learn about people like George Washington, Paul Revere, the Sons of Liberty, and what they did to make the American Revolution so revolutionary! The helpful glossary and table of contents aids in further understanding of the vocabulary and content.
Readers can learn all about the first president of the United States in this inspirational and fascinating biography. This book features many engaging images, supportive text, and appealing sidebars to detail accounts of George Washington's life, including the First and Second Continental Congress, his marriage to Martha Custis, his home at Mount Vernon, and infamous battles like the Battle of Yorktown. The glossary and table of contents allows readers to better understand the vocabulary and content as they move through from cover to cover.
This nonfiction book invites readers to learn about the very first United States Congress and government. Readers will learn about colonists' frustrations with the British and what caused them to create the First and Second Contintental Congress, Committees of Correspondence, and the Declaration of Independence. With plenty of colorful images, easy to read text, and engaging sidebars, readers will be fascinated from cover to cover as they are introduced to the three branches of US government--executive, legislative, and judicial. A glossary and table of contents are provided for assistance for better understanding the content.
This informative book gives readers a look into the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Readers will learn about the three branches of government--executive, legislative, and judicial--as well as the way each of those branches works to keep order and the various aspects including Congress, the Supreme Court, the House of Representatives and the Senate. Featuring detailed images, stunning facts, and supportive text, this book will have readers interested, engaged, and eager to learn more about the development of the Constitution. Other featured topics include the Federalist Papers, "checks and balances", the Preamble, vetoes, and impeachment. This book features a helpful table of contents and glossary to aid readers in learning all they can about this important part of U.S. history.
John Jay served in all three branches of the government. Once the Constitution was written, he was a staunch supporter of the document, joining some other men in anonymously writing "The Federalist Papers", which explained to the public why the Constitution should be ratified. Soon after, he was made chief justice of the Supreme Court, and he was given the position of declaring laws unconstitutional for the very first time.
Great Britain passed the Stamp Act and the Townshend Acts, which made colonists angry. Eventually they boycotted and refused to purchase British goods. Great Britain sent soldiers to the colonies, which caused conflict like the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine helped convince people that they were no longer British citizens. The foundation for the American Revolution had been laid.
In this engaging nonfiction title, readers will learn about the War of 1812, the causes of it, and how it affected American citizens. Through detailed images, stunning facts, and easy-to-read text, readers are introduced to ideas and events that took place during this time, including embargoes, the Treaty of Paris, the War Hawks, and the Treaty of Ghent. Readers will have the opportunity to further enhance their understanding of the content through an accessible table of contents and glossary.
Why did the Civil War begin? Which states were part of the Union and which were part of the Confederacy? Readers will learn the answers to these questions and more as they move through this fascinating nonfiction title. The easy-to-read text, engaging facts, and vivid images and illustrations help highlight some of the aspects that led up to the Civil War including the slavery, the Underground Railroad, abolitionists, the Fugitive Slave Act, the Dred Scott Decision, and the Lincoln-Douglas debates. The accessible table of contents works in conjunction with the supportive glossary to help readers navigate their way through the book.