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. This book includes: text features such as captions, bold print, a glossary, and an index increase understanding and build academic vocabulary; a “Your Turn!” activity challenges students to connect to a primary source through a writing activity. A must-read, this engaging book is sure to deepen students' understanding social studies content and challenge them to analyze multiple perspectives through the use of primary source images, a primary source activity, and a document-based assessment.
Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com, started the internet company out of his garage in 1994. The company began as an online bookstore selling around one million titles. Since then, Amazon has grown into one of the largest online retailers in the world! This title for young readers highlights the history and innovations of this popular brand.
Over the past two decades, the Mexican government has signed free trade agreements with the United States, Canada, the European Union, Japan, and many countries in Central and South America. These agreements have helped establish Mexico as a key exporter of goods to other countries, and have helped to stabilize the countrys economy. Today, according to the World Bank, Mexico has the worlds 14th-largest economy, with the countrys annual gross domestic product valued at more than $1.25 trillion. Finding a Financial Balance: The Economy of Mexico provides information about Mexico's manufacturing and industrial sectors, agriculture, natural resources, and tourist industry. It describes problems that the nation faces, such as Mexico's crumbling infrastructure and the vast economic disparity between wealthy and poor citizens, and how the Mexican government has begun to address these problems.
Describes the requirements, education, and duties associated with becoming a movie director. Includes profiles of prominent pioneers in the field of movie making.
Learn about the thrilling world of choreography and find out what it takes to make it in this competitive career.
In this colorful book, students will learn about the roles and relationships of the heroes and gods in ancient Egyptian myths and legends. Several ancient Egyptians myths are retold, describing how these stories helped ancient people interpret their world.
Introduces readers to the cool career of FBI special agent by giving a better understanding of this cool job.
This book discusses the climate, geography, animals, and culture of India.
Mary Young Pickersgill sewed the Star-Spangled Banner, which later inspired Francis Scott Key to write the song that became the country's national anthem.
This book discusses the climate, geography, animals, and culture of Japan.
A young newsie's perfect summer is marred by a run-in with gangsters in the 1920s.
This book looks at the geography, history, resources, and people of the United Kingdom.
This book looks at the geography, history, resources, and people of the Northeast region of the United States.
This book looks at the geography, history, resources, and people of the Southeast region of the United States.
This title highlights all the gross jobs that people do every day.
This book discusses life in ancient Egypt.
The fictional chapters of this book tell the story of Luke Fletcher and his family as they make their journey along the Oregon Trail. The book's nonfiction chapters detail the realities of life on the Oregon Trail.
This book discusses the climate, geography, animals, and culture of South Africa.
This book discusses the climate, geography, animals, and culture of Canada.
This book begins with a factual introduction to the Civil War and then continues with a fictional story of Conrad Elroy, a 13-year-old powder monkey for the Union navy.
Neighbors divided over the country's declaration of independence converge, leading to conflict among friends and families.
This book explains what a redwood is and discusses the creatures and plants of the Redwoods National Park.
This book discusses the climate, geography, animals, and culture of Mexico.
This book explains what the Everglades are and the creatures that inhabit it.
This book discusses the religion, language, and food of ancient Rome.