Police have the duty to uphold and enforce the laws of the town, district, state, or even the country in which they work. Police serve alongside firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians, as first responders. They risk their lives every day in dangerous situations to protect the public from crime. Learn all about the training, ranks, politics, equipment, and skills needed to be a police officer, as well as the history of how the police force was established. This book will allow students to analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).
A SWAT team is called in when criminal emergencies become too dangerous for regular police officers. Although most SWAT team members are police officers, they are trained in the use of powerful firearms and military tactics, and only used in very high-risk situations. The skills, equipment, training, and courage of these individuals are all discussed in this book, as well as how SWAT teams originated and have become one of our biggest defenses against terrorist attacks. This book will allow students to determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.
What if you were stranded in an unknown area, buried in an avalanche, or lost at sea? Search and rescue teams find victims in these situations every day. They are experts at finding and helping people that are lost, have been in an accident, or natural or manmade disaster. Equipped with everything they need for the specific task, using animals, such as dogs and even pigeons, these brave men and women risk their lives to save others. Learn all about the tracking devices they use, the equipment they bring on their missions, and even how to become a rescuer yourself! This book will allow students to determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
EMTs, also known as Emergency Medical Technicians are first responders. When you call 9-1-1, the dispatcher sends an EMT to the location site of the accident. That is where their work begins. This book gives you an inside look at the intense training, commitment, and dedication of these highly-trained individuals who save lives every day. With the fast paced world we live in, the job of an EMT has become increasingly more demanding. Read all about these life-saving heroes and see if this might be a career you would like to pursue one day! This book will allow students to determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
Firefighters are first responders. When someone calls for help, firefighters will often be the first ones to arrive. With more than 350,000 fires in the United States each year, firefighters must be ready at all times of the day and night to protect and save lives, homes, and land from the devastation a fire causes. The rigorous training, dangerous conditions, equipment, and commitment of these brave individuals are all detailed in this book. Next time you hear the roar of a siren, stop and think about these life-saving heroes who protect us every day! This book will allow students to cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
The St. Louis Gateway Arch is a tribute to Thomas Jefferson and the explorers and pioneers who shaped the American West. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, it stands 630 feet (189 meter) high, making it the tallest monument in the United States. Included on the grounds of the arch are the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, the Museum of Westward Expansion, and St. Louis Old Courthouse, the site of the first two trials of an American slaves fight to gain freedom. This true American symbol is something you will want to visit on your next family vacation! 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 Statue of Liberty, a gift to the United States from France, is one of our most important symbols of freedom. Standing tall in New York Harbor, it has been a welcoming sight to immigrants of long ago and the people today who see it for the first time. This book details everything about Lady Liberty, including the plans to build her, the cost and struggles it took to make and ship her here, and the renovations it takes to keep her standing tall. The little-known symbols put into the Statue of Liberty are also highlighted. This book will allow students to determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
Located near many famous buildings, such as the Capitol Building, the White House, and the U.S. Supreme Court Building, the National Mall is one of our countrys most beautiful symbols. Gardens, monuments, museums, and open spaces make this serene landmark a wonderful, peaceful place to visit. Often referred to as the Great Park of the American people, it is a great place to explore and discover Americas history. This book will allow students to determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
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.
In early America, pictures were not as prevalent as they are today. Throughout history, people have come to recognize certain places and things by the symbols that represent them. McDonalds Golden Arches, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Mickey Mouse ears that symbolize the happiest place on Earth are just a few examples of American symbols that need no words to describe them but bring fond memories to people all over our country! This book will allow students to determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
The Liberty Bell, which resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is over 260 years old and can be traced back to William Penn. Created to commemorate Penns visionary work, it now stands as one of our nations most valued symbols of peace, liberty, and freedom for all! Read all about William Penn and his visions for our great nation, and all the facts about this old, cracked bell that doesnt even ring anymore! 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.
You will travel through history when you venture into the Southern region of the United States. Visit one of the many battlefields from the Civil War or discover the home of Mound Builders, an ancient Native American tribe. The South experiences hot summers and mild winters, making it the perfect destination spot for people in the winter. Rock and roll at Graceland in Memphis or make a bet at the Kentucky Derby! Feel the warmth of southern hospitality while you venture through this U.S. region. This book will allow students to ask and answer questions such as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
This book puts the Gulf Coast region in the spotlight by describing this regions history, climate, animals, and habitats. Through beautiful photographs you will take a trip along the Gulf, stopping at New Orleans, eastern Texas, and Florida, learning why this area was of great value to the Spanish and French. People come to the Gulf Coast for the warm weather. With swamps, lagoons, bays, and ocean you better grab your swimsuit while you travel this sunny region of the United States. 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.
There are many regions in the United States. This book will highlight the Northeast and Metropolitan regions by detailing what areas make up each region, historical and background knowledge on how they were formed, and what the land, animals, and habitats of these regions are like. From rocky coastlines, to forests, rivers, and lakes, these popular regions of the U.S. are just part of what makes our country so diverse in its beauty. With all the information in this book, you may want to choose one of these areas for your next vacation destination! 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.
The Appalachian region is one of the most beautiful places in the United States, with pleasant green valleys and tree-covered mountains. Hike the Appalachian Trail, Great Smoky Mountains, or Blue Ridge Mountains. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is traveled by millions each year. The culture is mixed with Native American beliefs and the values of early settlers. Music, storytelling, and craftsmanship are still part of the mountain lifestyle. If you travel to this region of the United States, be prepared to pull up a chair and listen to a tale of past times. This book 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 Southwestern region is the only area in the United States where you can stand in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah at the same time! This desert region is hot. With a hot climate, water is scare. The Hoover Dam is a very important source for this area. Many people live in this hot, desert region and the culture has influence from early Spanish settlers and Native American tribes. You will find beautiful pottery, hand-woven fabrics, and beautiful, ornate stucco homes with tile floors. Be sure to grab some sunscreen while you travel through this desert region of the United States. This book will allow students to use information gained from illustrations and words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text.
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.