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Hit It! History of Tools

Dona Herweck Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433380334

Find out how tools have helped people hunt, build, and make life easier in this engaging nonfiction reader. With colorful images, timelines, charts, a glossary to assist with vocabulary improvement, and an index, children will learn how tools throughout time have made such an important impact on life as we know it! Featured eras include the Stone Age and the Industrial Revolution.

Batter Up! History of Baseball

Dona Herweck Rice (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433380327

Take a bat, a ball, a mitt, and a warm summer day. Put them all together and you've got the great game of baseball! From the basic rules of baseball to All-Star Games, the first World Series, and the Hall of Fame, readers learn all about America's national pastime in this nonfiction title that features plenty of colorful images, timelines, charts, and informational text.

Buy It! History of Money

Debra J. Housel (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433380341

What did people use to buy things before money was invented? Where is money made? Find out in this inviting book that informs readers about coins, paper money, the Federal Reserve, exchange rates, and checking accounts. Featuring a timeline of money's history, detailed photos, stimulating facts, clear, informational text, and a glossary that will assist in improving vocabulary, readers will be stimulated from cover to cover.

Space Exploration

Christine Dugan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433380273

Learn about outer space exploration, from the Hubble telescope to the latest space shuttle launches, in this delightful nonfiction title! Readers will learn about famous astronauts, the history of exploring space, and what the future holds for space exploration through vivid images and photographs, informative text, and intriguing facts. With a glossary and index, readers will want to learn all they can about exploring space!

Zoom! How Cars Move

Jennifer Prior (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433380167

Let's take a spin in the fascinating world of cars! In this engaging nonfiction title, readers learn about cars of all kinds--from the Model T roadster to electronic cars--through automobile history, the innovative way automobiles changed the way people travel, and the parts cars need in order to work properly to ensure automobile safety and keep pollution down. With detailed images and diagrams, informational text, and compelling facts, readers will want to learn everything they can about cars!

All Aboard! How Trains Work

Jennifer Prior (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433380150

Climb aboard for a journey into the world of trains! In this fascinating nonfiction title, readers learn about the history of trains, the different uses for them, and the different types and parts including freight cars, box cars, passenger cars, and the caboose. With detailed photos, informative text, and intriguing facts, this book will have readers delighted from cover to cover!

Take Off! All About Airplanes

Jennifer Prior (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433380143

In this exciting and engaging nonfiction book, readers learn about the Wright Brothers, the history of aviation, how air travel has changed the way people work and live, and the important parts that make the plane fly! Using informational text, vibrant photos, an interesting timeline, and intriguing facts, this book will have readers wanting to learn everything they can about airplanes!

A Day in the Life of a Ballet Dancer

Diana Herweck (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781433380099

Leap into the world of a ballet dancer! In this engaging nonfiction book, readers learn about the history of this art form as well as what a ballet dancer does to get ready for a performance. With informational text, vibrant photographs, a sample schedule of ballet dancer's day, a look at ballet positions, and simple, clear text, readers learn about the basics of ballet and that this beautiful art form takes a lot of hard work and dedication.

Aaron Burr: More Than a Villain

Brian McGrath (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781425863654

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.

George Washington and His Right-Hand Man

Stephanie Kraus (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781425863661

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.

Making It Go: The Life and Work of Robert Fulton

Don Herweck (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743905787

Robert Fulton is best known for inventing the steamboat, but he accomplished much more than that! Readers will learn about all the incredible things that Fulton invented and accomplished in this fascinating biography. The colorful images, intriguing facts, and easy-to-read text will have readers delighted and engaged as they learn how Fulton invented and used steam engines, canals, inclined planes, and submarines. The engaging sidebars will introduce readers to scientists and engineers who have used some of the same ideas as Fulton in the modern world. An index and glossary will give children the tools they need to better understand the content and vocabulary, while an interesting hands-on lab activity will encourage them to explore physical science even further!

Civil War Leaders

Wendy Conklin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743989176

The leaders of the Civil War were some of the greatest to ever command. This fascinating title introduces readers to leaders of the Union and the Confederate States of America, such as Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, William T. Sherman, General George McClellan, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, and Jefferson Davis. The interesting facts and detailed images and illustrations work in conjunction with supportive text and an accessible glossary to both entertain and engage readers from cover to cover.

Benjamin Franklin

Wendy Conklin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743987554

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.

Space Exploration

Christine Dugan (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743989596

This book provides readers with a comprehensive history of human exploration in space including 'space race,' the creation of NASA, and subsequent space missions. Engaging pictures help follow mankind's exploration of space every step of the way.

Confucius, Chinese Philosopher

Wendy Conklin, M.A., Gisela Lee, M.A. (authors)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743904377

Confucius was a philosopher who devoted his life to relieving the suffering he saw. His philosophy stressed the natural order of a moral, just, society. After his death, his followers shared his teachings, influencing future generations.

Socrates, The Greek Philosopher

Lisa Zamosky

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743904353

Socrates was an ancient Greek philosopher who helped shape Greek beliefs. Socrates believed his purpose in life was to gain wisdom and find the truth by asking questions. Socrates made many people over his methods of teaching. He was arrested and sentenced to death. But, many of Socrates's ideas and beliefs can still be found today.

Siddharta Gautama: The Buddha

Lisa Zamosky

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743904315

Siddhartha Gautama was born to the king of a tribe in Northern India. An astrologer told his father that Gautama would either become a king or he would leave his riches behind to save humanity. His father sheltered him from all of the poverty in the streets. When Gautama finally left his palace he saw the suffering of people and wanted to change the world. He started the religion called Buddhism.

Early America: Abigail Adams

Jill K. Mulhall (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743987868

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.

Early America: Exploring the New World

Wendy Conklin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743987400

From the Vikings to Henry Hudson, the great explorers sailed across uncharted waters during the Age of Discovery in search of many things, including adventure and wealth. Their exploration not only changed maps of the world but also paved the way for the settlement of the New World.

Early America: Christopher Columbus

Wendy Conklin (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743987417

Christopher Columbus set out on August 3, 1492, to find the East by sailing west. Over the course of a few years, he convinced the king and queen of Spain to pay for his trip, promising them fame and riches in return. Columbus discovered more than he bargained for—he had found a new continent.

Early America: Life in the Colonies

Emily R. Smith (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743987424

The colonies were the birthplace of the United States and they were made up of people that came from various backgrounds seeking religious freedom, wealth, and success. Daily life for the colonists was different depending on the region in which they lived, yet they established a united nation built on freedom and the pursuit of happiness.

Early America: Phillis Wheatley

Emily R. Smith (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743987431

Phillis Wheatley was the first black person in America to have a book published, opening the door for other black writers and female authors. She was kidnapped and brought to the colonies as a child and served as a slave to a family in Boston. Phillis learned to read and write at a young age.

Early America: Early American Indian Tribes

Marie Patterson

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743987448

The American Indian culture consisted of specific customs and traditions that regulated everything from who would lead the tribes to who would marry within the tribes. They kept precise, detailed accounts of their tribal histories because they foresaw the importance of passing down their histories.

Early America: Pocahontas

Marie Patterson (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743987455

In this appealing biography, the life of Pocahontas is detailed through colorful images, interesting facts, and easy to read text. Readers will be enthralled as they learn about the Indian princess, her father, Chief Powhatan, her rescue of Captain John Smith, and her marriage to John Rolfe. A glossary and table of contents are provided to aid readers to easily map their way through the book and further understand the content.

Early America: The Declaration of Independence

Jill K. Mulhall

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9780743987462

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.