Rene-Robert Cavelier, or Sieur de La Salle, grew up in France dreaming of adventures in distant lands! This exciting biography allows readers to explore new worlds with La Salle as they read about his fascinating life. Featuring plenty of bright images, easy-to-read text, constructive facts and sidebars, and an accessible index, table of contents, and glossary, readers will be excited to learn about the Mississippi River discovery, Ville-Marie, Fort Crevecoeur, and other impressive exploration details!
By the 1800s, Mexican and American settlers were starting colonies throughout Texas. After Mexico won its independence from Spain, the real fight for Texas began. Through supportive text, vivid images, a helpful glossary, index, table of contents, and engaging sidebars and facts, readers will learn about Texas history, Texas colonization, the missions in Texas, Stephen F. Austin, and The Alamo.
In 1833, American and Tejano colonists wanted independence from the Mexican government. Through a bloody Texas Revolution, the independent Republic of Texas was born! Readers will be enthralled as they make their way through this exciting and compelling book that uses vivid images, intriguing facts and sidebars in conjunction with easy-to-read text and an accessible glossary and index to enlighten readers about such things as the Law of April 6, 1830, the Battle of Gonzalez, Siege of Bexar, "The Consultation", and The Alamo. Along with these highlights of the Texas Revolution, this book also includes features on Santa Anna, Stephen Austin, and Sam Houston to give children a well-rounded introduction to Texas history.
After Texas earned its freedom from Mexico through a bloody revolution, its leaders were divided over whether Texas should join the United States. Through numerous captivating facts, vivid images, and easy-to-read text, readers will be enthralled as they make their way through this fascinating title that introduces them to Texas history, the Texas Revolution, and the Mexican-American War. The engaging sidebars, glossary, index, and table of contents make this book easy to navigate through and a perfect tool to aid in better understanding of the content and vocabulary.
After Texas joined the United States in 1845, Texas began to form its own identity. This new identity centered on the rise of the Texas cattle industry and the growing legend of the Texas cowboy. Readers will discover what cowboy life was like in the early days of Texas history as they make their way through this exciting book! Readers will learn about Texas cowboys, cattle trade, antebellum, the Battle of Fort Sumter, and more through vivid images, easy-to-read text, and numerous intriguing and engaging facts. A glossary, table of contents, and index is provided to aid in better understanding of the content and development of vocabulary.
During the 20th century, Texas grew from a land of farms and ranches to a state filled with large cities and industries. This fascinating title is a great introduction to Texas history, Texas social life and customs, and Texas economic conditions throughout the 20th century. The intriguing facts and vivid images work in conjunction with the supportive text and accommodating glossary and index to give children an opportunity to enhance their vocabulary and literacy skills while learning about the exciting history of Texas!
Texas has changed dramatically since it joined the United States in 1845. It has become a national leader in resources and many industries--it serves as a major supplier of the nation's oil, cattle, and agriculture. This inviting nonfiction book will intrigue readers as they learn about major Texas industries through colorful images and captivating facts. Children will learn about NASA, various types of music found in Texas, and even about the most popular Texas sports! The supportive text and accessible glossary and index aid in better understanding of the content and vocabulary.
Groups of American Indians had been living in the Texas region for thousands of years when American settlers decided to expand westward. This captivating book explores the Texas history and the history of American Indians and how each group found different ways to live on the region they inhabited. Readers will learn about a variety of tribes, including Karankawa tribe, Jumano, Caddo, Lipan Apache, and Shosone and discover how they struggled to survive European colonization, the Indian Removal Act, and American expansion. Other topics include the Dawes Act, Indian Civil Rights Act, and peace treaties. Through plenty of interesting and intriguing facts, engaging sidebars, accommodating glossary and index, and supportive text, readers will be encouraged to learn and explore the history of the Indians of North America.
In the 1500s, European explorers arrived in Texas in search of gold and glory. The Spanish were the first Europeans to arrive. Readers get to discover early Texas history in this fascinating nonfiction book that uses colorful images, intriguing facts, supportive text, and an accommodating glossary, index, and table of contents to introduce readers to various explorers such as Christopher Colombus, Cabeza de Vaca, Francisco Vazquez de Coronado, and La Salle. Children will be excited and engaged as they read through to also learn about the many American Indian tribes of the past. From the Caddo to the Apache, the Comanche to the Karankawa, readers will be captivated from beginning to end!
In State Capitol, emergent readers join a group of students as they enjoy a trip to the state capitol. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about how laws are made meet some of the people who help make them. A labeled diagram shows readers different rooms in the capitol, while a picture glossary reinforces new vocabulary. Children can learn more about what happens at the state capitol using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. State Capitol also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, and an index. State Capitol is part of Jump!'s First Field Trips series.
Go on a journey through land, air, and sea to learn all about reading maps! This exciting Spanish-translated e-Book familiarizes readers with many different types of maps, teaching them about map symbols, keys, compasses, and grid coordinates. From street maps to moon maps, maps are used every day, everywhere! Vibrant images, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, relatable practice problems, and an accessible glossary all work together to engage children and improve their map reading and STEM skills.
Many people who live in the city do not have space for gardens. But they still want the fresh food, flowers, and herbs that come from a garden. So, they plant gardens in pots or planters. Sometimes they form a team and find an empty lot to plant their gardens in. People use patterns to plan how best to use their space. This is a great way for people to live in the city and have a beautiful garden. What would you plant in your city garden?
There is a contest at a school to design a new playground. The students use blocks to build their models. As they build, they use three-dimensional shapes. Some students build a train out of blocks for the younger students to play on. Can you guess which three-dimensional shape they use for the train's wheels? Read to find out which design wins.
Take a trip to the world market for an exciting way to learn about standard measurement! This title, that has been translated into Spanish, takes young readers to markets around the world, showing them how to measure common food items with standard measurements. Some things are measured by length! Some things are measured by weight! Children will learn these and other measurement techniques through vibrant images, fun examples, and simple mathematical charts, enhancing their mathematical and STEM skills.
The family in this book is going on a vacation. They drive in a car, ride on an escalator, take a ferry across the water, and more. They discover the many ways that addition is a part of daily life. They even use addition to count taxis and to compare the cost of riding the subway for the day and the week. Hop on the double-decker bus and join them on their adventure through the city.
A community center has many exciting activities to choose from. You can play games, swim, and even learn how to cook there. As you read, you can compare the size of a tennis racket to a ping pong racket, use cubes to measure the world's smallest snake, and even use feet to measure the length of a basketball court. What would you use to measure a snake?
As the school year comes to an end, the students in this book recall their favorite things and activities from the year. They use graphs and charts to record and show their favorites. Join them as they relive their experiences through the year.
Get ready for a trip around the world to find the many different shapes that surround you. You can find shapes in the places you go, games you play, and even the food you eat. In fact, shapes are everywhere! Can you find them?
Circles, rectangles, triangles, and squares-these shapes are everywhere! You can even find them at school. Join the students in this book as they discover the many shapes both inside and outside their school. What shapes are in your classroom?
Join the children in this book on a trip to the dentist. Going to the dentist can be fun, especially if you use addition to help you find answers to questions like these: How many teeth do you have? How many times should you floss your teeth each week? Make your next trip to the dentist an adventure with addition.
The city is a big and busy place with a lot of people and places to eat and shop. Discover the many ways subtraction is used every day in the city. Apply your knowledge of subtraction for each item you buy, such as a t-shirt or a hotdog.
Find three-dimensional shapes all over New York City! This exciting title has been translated into Spanish and shows young readers where they can find cylinders, cones, prisms, spheres, and pyramids in the city. Vibrant images, simple practice problems, and clear mathematical charts and diagrams help make geometry and STEM themes seem simple and fun! These exercises will encourage children to practice their geometry skills by finding three-dimensional shapes in their own city!
Everyone is a trader in the world of trade! While most readers use money to trade things, people used to barter and bargain! Teach young readers how they can trade things every day by buying or selling goods and services. Spanish-translated text, vibrant images, practical examples, diagrams, and mathematical charts all make it fun and easy to learn more about trading. Children will learn about all sorts of markets, including floating markets, online markets, and the stock market. This book introduces readers to the world of commerce, encouraging them to practice number patterns and various mathematical and STEM skills.
Learn how one boy used algebraic thinking to earn money by opening a lemonade stand! Running a business, even a lemonade stand, can be difficult, but this charming, Spanish-translated title shows readers how algebraic thinking, number patterns, and an understanding of STEM themes can make it much easier and make a business more successful! Follow along as our trader calculates costs, income, losses, and profits. Sharp mathematical skills and innovation make for a very profitable lemonade stand! This fun, practical example encourages readers to use their mathematical skills in their daily lives.
Find out how many pets there are at the pet shop! This charming, Spanish-translated title helps young readers recognize numbers, practice counting to 20, and understand early STEM themes through vivid photos of familiar animals and helpful mathematical charts. Children will be encouraged and excited to practice their skills with the featured "You Try It!" problems!