The Smithers family find Grandpa's old time machine and decide to travel back to 1880 for their summer vacation. David and Jenny learn a lot about their heritage and history on their incredible trip.
Kenneth and Aleesa, working on an extra credit project about Socrates, suddenly find themselves in ancient Athens, where they meet the famous philosopher and try to save his life.
David and his family travel back in time to San Antonio, Texas in 1836 and meet brave defenders of the Alamo such as Davy Crockett.
David travels back in time to 1906 San Francisco to try to save the lives of Antonio Giovanni and his family who were victims of the devastating earthquake.
While studying migrant farm workers of the 1960's, Kenneth and Aleesa travel back in time and meet Cesar Chavez during the farmworkers' strike for fair treatment and better pay. Can they protect Chavez and his dream for his people from sabotage?
During the Civil War, Kaleb goes in search of his brother Garth and Jayhawk, the family's quarterhorse, who ran away during the mayhem created by Frank James's looting spree.
David and his family meet William Henry Lewis, an African American football hero who travels to the future with them when he's injured.
David and his family use his grandfather's time travel machine to go back in time to the Chicago where David is teaching four boys to speak English as he experiences the Chicago World's Fair. .
David and his family travel back in time to California in 1849 to experience the ups and downs of prospecting for gold.
Describes the role of the African American pilots who trained at Alabama's Tuskegee Army Air Field to fight in World War II.
Recounts the history of the Mayas and describes their cities, government, religion, families, festivals, and mathematics, as well as everyday life.
In the early 1900s, a skull was found in England that many believed to be the "missing link." The strange prehistoric human skull "discovered" in England in 1911 was ultimately proven to be a hoax. The perpetrator's identity and motives, however, remain mysteries, which this book examines.
Describes the Pony Express mail relay service in the western United States in the mid-nineteenth century and discusses the difficulties faced by the Pony Express riders, including dangerous weather conditions and hostile Native Americans.
In 1100 A.D., the Incas ruled a vast empire that stretched from southern Columbia to central Chile. This book explores the fascinating and dramatic history of the Inca civilization.
After her father dies at the Battle of Gettysburg, Sallie Randall and her mother move to Kansas, where Mrs. Randall takes a job as housekeeper and Sallie adjusts to life with a new family. Sallie finds a new friend and they become almost like sisters. Just like most friends, they struggle to remember what friendship really means at times.
Explains the great calamity that was the Civil War, highlighting the major battles and prominent players in that conflict.
Recounts the causes and events of World War II, including background on the major political and military figures of the war.
After the stock market crash in 1929, America plunged into one of its darkest periods--the Great Depression.
This book is about the history, culture, people, and community life of the Aztec civilization focusing on the history of the Americas from ancient history to c 500 CE.
The American flag has had many designs since its beginnings in the 1770s. But then, just as today, it was an inspiration for those who lived and fought under it. This book explores the history and symbolism of the American flag, including how it inspired Francis Scott Key to compose the national anthem and encouraged Francis Bellamy and James B. Upham to write the Pledge of Allegiance.
In 1941, when an American pilot with the British Royal Air Force parachutes into the woods near her French village, fourteen-year-old Jeanne tries to keep him safe from the Nazis.
Describes the events and circumstances surrounding the forced journey of the Cherokee to an Oklahoma reservation during the nineteenth century.
An account of the events leading up to the famous 1804 duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, two important figures in the early politics of the United States.
When slaves escaped, they were often never seen again. Was there a logical explanation for their disappearances?
Christopher Marlowe might have become a great playwright, but he was murdered at age 29. The true story of what happened that night in 1593 is still a mystery. This book presents both facts and fiction that explore the mystery surrounding the murder of Shakespearean-era playwright Christopher Marlowe