On September 11, 2001, Americans witnessed the worst tragedy our country has ever seen. The World Trade Center, in New York City, disappeared that day as terrorists flew planes into the Twin Towers killing and injuring thousands of people. Left in its place was a massive pit of rubble and death known as Ground Zero. Shortly after the attack, planning began on the rebuilding of a new World Trade Center. In addition to the new buildings, it would include a memorial for all the lives lost on that tragic day. Today, the World Trade Center rises once again above Lower Manhattan. It remains a symbol of freedom strong enough to heal and rebuild what terrorists knocked down! Photographs, facts about the attacks, sidebars with key information, and places to visit at the new center are all included in this fascinating book! This title will allow students to explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
When the Civil War began, Fort Sumter was an unfinished building in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina. Over the next three years, this fort would become one of the most important symbols of the Civil War. Now open to the public as a national monument, visitors arrive at the fort by boat from Charleston. Walk over several acres and see many Civil War guns and cannonballs. National Park Service rangers are also on the island to give talks and demonstrations to bring the Civil War and other important facts of American history to life. Filled with photographs, sidebars with history about the fort, and all the stops you will want to make along the way are included. This title will allow students to explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
Millions of people visit Boston every year to see the famous places where history happened hundreds of years ago. In Boston, you can see most of the famous sites by walking a special path called the Freedom Trail. In this informational text, students will learn about all the special places they can visit. The history behind how and why the Freedom Trail was created, and the influential people who made it happen, photographs with captions, informational sidebars, and maps with keys of all the places you will want to stop along the way to appreciate this American symbol of freedom are just a page away! This title 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 Old Fort at St. Augustine has undergone many battles and restorations, but has never fallen! The Fort, which served alternately as both a shelter and a prison, also symbolizes the struggles of settlers and Native Americans as a new, united nation was forged. Interesting facts about the structure of the Fort, how to visit, and all the prominent people it has held as prisoners or people seeking refuge are all included with interested fact boxes, pictures with captions, and timelines of the Forts history are all included. This title 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 Underground Railroad was a path slaves traveled from the South to the North in hopes of being free. Why was it called a railroad? How did they know where to travel? Those who traveled the path had to be brave and courageous. Many slaves as well as those who helped them gain their freedom are highlighted. Learn about the history and the secrets of the Underground Railroad through photographs, maps, and informational sidebars. This title will allow students to determine the main idea of a text and recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
Read about knights, the fierce warriors of Medieval times in a graphic book.
Read a graphic book about pirates, criminals and sailors of the seven seas.
Read a graphic book about samurais, the defenders of Japanese royalty.
Survive the Great Chicago Fire with the characters in this graphic history book.
Read graphic history and live through the fear and destruction of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.
Read graphic history to experience immigrating to America through Ellis Island.
Be a part of history as you ride with Paul Revere through this graphic book.
Read graphic history to experience the devestation of the 1900 Galveston Hurricane.
Read a graphic book about vikings, the fierce Norse warriors of the sea.
Read about spartans, the ancient Greek warriors, in a graphic book.
About 3 million people visit the Alamo every year. First started as a mission to convert Native Americans to Christianity, then occupied by Spanish soldiers and becoming a place of turmoil and battle between Mexico and Texas, it is now proudly restored and stands as one of our nations most valued symbols. Learn all about the key people who fought in these battles, from General Santa Anna, to Davy Crockett and Sam Houston, and why the Alamo is referred to as the Cradle of Texas Liberty. This book will allow students to ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Provides the history of American coins and bills and shows how they have changed over time.
Discusses how money was used throughout history.
Describes the history behind the symbol chosen to be significant by the people of the United States.
Describes the history of the United States Capitol, its significance, and its importance to our country.
Describes the history of the statue that has been a symbol of liberty and freedom in America
Read graphic history to experience living though the Dust Bowl.