Woodrow Wilson was a lawyer, an educator, and a politician. He was an advocate for reform in education and at all levels of government. He was determined to stay out of World War I during his first term in office, but he led the country into the war during his second term when the safety of the United States was threatened.
When she was seven years old, Geraldine (Jerrie) Mock took her first airplane ride. She decided then and there to be a pilot. Growing up, she was inspired by radio broadcasts detailing the travels of aviatrix Amelia Earhart. Joan Merriam was 15 when she took her first plane ride in 1952. She got her pilot's license before she could even drive a car. And like Jerrie, Joan too was inspired by Earhart and wanted to circle the globe, following Earhart's exact route. Years later, when both women begin to plan their dream flights, they are completely unaware of each other, and coincidentally pick the same time to depart. But when the media gets word of their plans, the stage is set for the race of a lifetime. This picture book retells the extraordinary story of the 1964 air race between Americans Geraldine Mock and Joan Merriam Smith, the first two women to fly around the world.
As you travel through the Okefenokee Swamp, keep an eye out for Tiger Swallowtails and Brown Thrashers, and be sure to pick some Yellow Confederate Daisies before taking a nap under a Live Oak Tree. This is the Georgia that becomes a wondrous reality within the beautiful rhyming verses of Carol Crane and the colorful images of Mark Braught. At the same time the rhymes entertain and inform younger readers, Crane's in-depth expository text will appeal to older ones, creating a two-tiered teaching tool for educators in the Peach State and across the country.
Some commodities command massive economic, social, and political influence. This title examines the business around corn, the most ubiquitous crop in the United States. It explores corn’s many uses, complex supply chain, and attendant environmental debates. Features include essential facts, a glossary, selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
In this inspiring and informative nonfiction title, readers will learn the ways that people start from almost nothing to become millionaires and billionaires. Through examples of hard work and smart financial decisions, readers gain an understanding of how to invest money responsibly in stocks, commodities, bonds, and mutual funds while also learning the various ways that people have been successful in entrepreneurships. Informational text, fascinating facts, and a glossary of useful terms work in conjunction with vibrant images and inspirational examples to engage readers from cover to cover.
Each Flash Points: Stand Up! eShort is a single chapter from the full Flash Points: Stand Up! title, packaged as a mini eBook. Flash Points: Stand Up! eShorts include Jackie Robinson, The Montgomery Bus Boycott, The Selma to Montgomery March, and Protest at the 1968 Olympics.
A sailor boy named Nick travels the uncharted world of the late 1700s in this illustrated account of the historic three-year voyage of the British vessel Endeavour and its captain, James Cook.
An examination of the art movement known as Late Modernism from its beginnings in the 1940s to its decline in the 1970s, including an introduction to great artists and works.
This high-interest title explores the history and lore behind battlefields around the world that are reported to be haunted. Readers will evaluate the eyewitness accounts and historical records of ghostly soldiers and other figures that haunt the sites of war and destruction. A narrative style weaves the spooky stories and clear text lays out the debunked or unexplained occurrences.
Explore diverse landscapes, travel back in time, and discover unique populations, all without leaving your chair! Start your international tour in India, land of Bollywood, the Taj Mahal, monsoons, more than 1 billion people, and so much more. This colorful, informative book introduces India's history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, and other significant features. Sidebars, maps, fact pages, a glossary, a timeline, historic images and full-color photos, and well-placed graphs and charts enhance this engaging title. Countries of the World is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Describes the Taj Mahal, including how and why it was built, how it was ruined and has been restored, and what it is like today.
Takes a look at 12 of the biggest breakthroughs in sports technology. From the shot clock and derailleurs to in-helmet headsets, goal line technology and carbon fiber skiis and snowboards, the book features historic photos, engaging sidebars, and covers the impact of each breakthrough.
Takes a look at 12 of the biggest breakthroughs in video technology. From the video camera tube and video recording machine to VCR's, camcorders and streaming video, the book features historic photos, engaging sidebars, and covers the impact of each breakthrough.
Brings to light 12 of history's conspiracy theories such as Elvis Presley faked his own death; a spaceship that landed in Rosewell, New Mexico in 1947; the Titanic didn't sink; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.
Brings to light 12 forgotten Americans who made history such as Mary Elizabeth Bowser who pretended to be a slave so she could spy on a powerful Confederate family; Dave Kopay who was the first professional athlete to publicly declare he was gay; Henrietta Lacks, whose cells were used to create treatments for cancer, HIV, and many other diseases; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.
Brings to light 12 forgotten everyday inventions including how pie tins inspired the ever-popular Frisbee; how an engineer's walk in the woods with his dog led to the creation of Velcro; how basketball was invented because young men at a YMCA were restless during a blizzard; and more The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.
Brings to light 12 forgotten war stories such as George Washington's Immortals, a group of citizen-soldiers from Maryland who changed the course of the American Revolution; Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic who saved the lives of an estimated 2,500 Jewish children during the Holocaust; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.
Brings to light 12 deserted cities and places such as the ancient city of Angkor Wat which was hidden deep in the Cambodian jungle for centuries; Hashima Island off the coast of Nagasaki, Japan that was once mined for its rich coal reserves unitl abandoned in the 1970's; Machu Picchu that was built more than 2,400 meters above sea level in Peru; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.
Brings to light 12 of history's lost treasures including The Copper Scroll, discovered in Jerusalem in the 1940's that is determined to be the oldest known religious writing; the Victorio Peak Treasure in New Mexico that was found in 1937, but then lost again; Confederate Colonel John Mosby's Treasure hidden in the woods of Fairfax County, Virginia, but still not found after 150 years; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.
Brings to light 12 of history's forgotten events including Boston's molasses flood in 1919 that reached up to 40 feet high and traveled through the streets at 35 miles per hour; the cargo ship Arabia that sank after hitting a tree only to be found years later preserved in a cornfield; the candy boycott in Canada in 1947 where kids demanded the price of candy bars be reduced from 8 cents to 5 cents; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.
Brings to light 12 of history's secret groups including The Knights Templar whose purpose was to protect travelers to holy sites after the Crusades; The Freemasons, one of the world's oldest secret societies that performs chartiy work; The Molly Maguires who began in Ireland in the 1840s as a secret society that stood up against landlords and bosses who treated them poorly; and more. The book features historic photos, interesting sidebars, and thought-provoking prompts.
Presents 12 of the most epic space journeys. Readers will take an armchair tour of Neil Armstrong's first walk on the moon, a visit to the International Space Station, the NASA Voyager Program, and more.
Takes a look at 12 of the biggest breakthroughs in communication technology. From the telegraph and television to satellites, personal computers and smart phones, the book features historic photos, engaging sidebars, and covers the impact of each breakthrough.
Takes a look at 12 of the biggest breakthroughs in gaming technology. From game consoles and controllers to virtual reality and mobile gaming, the book features historic photos, engaging sidebars, and covers the impact of each breakthrough.
Takes a look at 12 of the biggest breakthroughs in military technology. From plate armor and gunpowder to aircraft carriers, night vision devices and cyber warfare, the book features historic photos, engaging sidebars, and covers the impacts of each breakthrough.