Explore the mountainous terrain found in the western United States. The Mountain region takes travelers across the various climates to explore the history, indigenous peoples, animals, and habitats. Mountains span from Canada to Mexico and includes volcanoes, deserts, and glaciers! From Yellowstone National Park to Mount St. Helens to the Rocky Mountains, youll want to grab your hiking boots and adventure through this gorgeous region of the United States. This book will allow students to determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
The climate in the Great Plains region is extreme. Winds from the Arctic and the Gulf of Mexico blow through the Great Plains because there are few trees to slow down the wind. The regions people experience everything from Arctic cold to hot winds. Buffalo once roamed freely on the flat plains that were formed by glaciers long ago. Visit Mount Rushmore, the Black Hills, and Badlands. Make sure you pack for any kind of weather if you visit the Great Plains! This book will allow students to know and use various text features to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
The Midwest and Great Lakes regions offer an array of opportunities for both locals and visitors. The landscape is painted with farmland, steep hills and rolling plains, dense forests with sparkling waterfalls, and lots of lakes! The Great Lakes serve as a major transportation route but also an important recreational hotspot. Many visitors fish, water ski, sail, snowmobile, and even dive among the shipwrecks! Cities like Chicago, St. Louis, and Detroit, which are filled with music, great food, and loyal sports fans, are fun to explore. So grab your camera and discover this diverse U.S. region. This book will allow students to identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
Have you ever wondered what the government in your city or town does? Well, this book explains how it is the responsibility of your city or town government to keep you safe and maintain a clean place for you to live. It builds parks, cleans streets, and enforces the laws made by the state government. Learn all about the duties of the government in your city or town, how they rely on police, firefighters, and other local government departments to accomplish all these tasks! This book will allow students to refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
As Americans, we all have civic responsibilities to our country. These may include serving on a jury, voting during an election, obeying the laws, and being a good citizen by volunteering or helping those in need. This book also discusses other civic responsibilities, such as paying taxes, serving our country during times of conflict or war, and how our freedom comes with a price! Learn all about how you can be a good citizen in the wonderful country we call home! This book will allow students to determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
The West Coast region covers a vast and diverse area of the United States. Covered with rainforests in Washington, volcanoes in Oregon, mountains in Northern California, and sandy beaches in Southern California, youll have much to explore. The area is rich in history, from the gold rush to Spanish missions, and nature with giant Redwood trees and wildlife. Lace up your hiking boots and stroll along the west coast. This book will allow students to use information gained from illustrations and words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text.
A state government is the governing body of a state. State government has many responsibilities, such as enacting the laws within a state, creating a budget to work on roads, fund schools, and any other unforeseen emergencies that might occur. This book discusses how the United States is a Federalist government, meaning powers are split between states and the national government. The similarities and differences between the state and national government are discussed and how each play a role in making sure their states are run responsibly and in the best interest of the people within them! This book allows students to quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
The president is the leader of our country. Learn all about the responsibilities of the most important job in our country, the duties of the Cabinet members who advise the president, and the qualifications needed to run for president. Elections, term limits, and how we depend on our president to represent our country as the proud democracy it is are all in a days work for the United States president! This book will allow students to determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
The United States Congress is the only branch of government chosen exclusively by the people! Made up of the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, there are 535 members in Congress. Meeting several times a year in the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., they work to make laws for our country, as well as many other important tasks. The term limits of House and Senate members are discussed, as well as the qualifications, background, and jobs each of these important people contribute when representing the citizens of the United States of America! This book will allow students to quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
It is the Supreme Courts job to make sure the rights and liberties of the U.S. Constitution are upheld. The Supreme Court is the judicial branch of the government. The Court checks on the president and the U.S. Congress. It makes sure that neither is breaking the rules of the Constitution. Every day these important men and women must interpret the Constitution and hear court cases that could not be decided in a lower court. Learn all about the highest court in our country, the terms and ranks of each member, and what role they play to balance the scales of justice! This book will allow students to explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.
Discusses how money was used throughout history.
Explores how different money is used in different parts of the world.
This book explains why we have fire departments and how they support and add value to the community. Includes details such as who works there, why they are necessary, and special equipment firefighters use.