Scott likes coding and playing basketball. He also has dyslexia. Scott is real and so are his experiences. Learn about his life in this illustrated narrative nonfiction picture book for elementary students. Kids are naturally curious about differences and disabilities. Scott sheds light on his life, with the help of experienced children’s author Mari Schuh. Scott is not defined by his disorder, but he does some things differently than neurotypical people.
Explore Sojourner Truth’s incredible life as a preacher and abolitionist in this unique timeline biography. Bold and persuasive, Sojourner Truth stands out as one of the greatest preachers of the 19th century. Truth was born into slavery, but she didn’t let a difficult early life break her spirit. Guided by her faith, she walked to freedom and then started a new life as a traveling preacher who fought for African-American and women’s rights. A progressive timeline highlights the chronology of Sojourner Truth’s major life moments for elementary readers.
Explore Sacagawea’s incredible journey as an explorer and pioneer in this unique timeline biography. Not much is known about Sacagawea’s early life as an American Indian. Only a few first-hand witnesses mention her by name, yet her life story is famous. Carrying her young son, Sacagawea traveled with the Lewis and Clark Expedition, acting as a guide and translator as they explored the western United States. A progressive timeline highlights the chronology of Sacagawea’s major life moments for elementary readers.
Explore Rosa Parks’ incredible life as a civil rights activist in this unique timeline biography. As the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement,” Rosa Parks is known for fighting for what she believes in. She stood up against segregation by refusing to give up her bus seat. Her bravery gave others the courage to stand against racism and discrimination. She continued to fight for equal rights her entire life. A progressive timeline highlights the chronology of Rosa Parks’ major life moments for elementary readers.
Explore Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s life as a campaigner for women’s rights in this unique timeline biography. As one of the most recognized women’s suffragists in America, Elizabeth Cady Stanton paved the way for women’s right to vote. Stanton was a progressive thinker of her time who believed in equal rights for women. Her bold and persistent determination helped her to overcome sexism, befriend Susan B. Anthony, and become one of the leaders in the Women’s Suffrage Movement. A progressive timeline highlights the chronology of Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s major life moments for elementary readers.
Explore Dolores Huerta’s life as a union labor leader and civil rights activist in this unique timeline biography. ¡Sí, se puede! Yes, we can! Huerta coined this phrase, which became a rally cry for farm workers. Fighting alongside Cesar Chavez, Huerta helped California farm workers gain fair pay and safe work conditions. Her ideas and tenacity paved the way to new labor laws and reform. As an outspoken Hispanic woman, Huerta has battled both gender and race discrimination in her fight for equal rights. She has never given up and continues today to be a social justice icon. A progressive timeline highlights the chronology of Dolores Huerta’s major life moments for elementary readers.
Explore Clara Barton’s incredible life as a humanitarian in this unique timeline biography. From teaching to nursing, then starting the American Red Cross, Clara Barton lived her life to help others in a time when people didn’t think a woman should lead. As the “Angel of the Battlefield,” she risked her life to help care for wounded Civil War soldiers. The conditions she saw inspired her to create the American Red Cross. She fought against gender discrimination and recognized the humanity that makes everyone equal. A progressive timeline highlights the chronology of Clara Barton’s major life moments for elementary readers.
Using the AASL Standards Framework for Learners, the Create and Share: Thinking Digitally series provides younger readers with the necessary tools to successfully and safely navigate the digital world. In Using Online Portfolios, readers learn about the importance of keeping track and showcasing their work through online portfolios. Activities throughout the book prompt students to think more deeply, be creative, share information and resources, and grow their knowledge. Book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and educational matter.
Using the AASL Standards Framework for Learners, the Create and Share: Thinking Digitally series provides younger readers with the necessary tools to successfully and safely navigate the digital world. In Unboxing and Reviewing Online, readers learn about the importance of online reviews and how to create their own unboxing video. Activities throughout the book prompt students to think more deeply, be creative, share information and resources, and grow their knowledge. Book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and educational matter.
Using the AASL Standards Framework for Learners, the Create and Share: Thinking Digitally series provides younger readers with the necessary tools to successfully and safely navigate the digital world. In Evaluating Online Sources, readers learn how to evaluate sources found online. Activities throughout the book prompt students to think more deeply, be creative, share information and resources, and grow their knowledge. Book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, sidebars, and educational matter.
Most of us use water all day, every day, without thinking about it. But how does it get to our homes? From the pitter patter of raindrops to the whoosh of water from the shower, this book follows the journey from the source to the resource. Water is one of the most vital natural resources for humans, and we use it in abundance for more than just drinking water. It is used in household chores, leisure activities, and in work and industry. Readers will learn about where water comes from and the water cycle, as well as how water is stored, treated, and pumped around the country and into our homes. Real-world examples consider the environmental impact of our water use and how we can reduce consumption in our daily lives, and how many people live in places around the world that do not have a reliable water supply and rely on local methods to clean water that is in short supply.
This timely book looks at the world's production of oil and our dependence on this natural resource. The majority of today's forms of transportation run on fuel that comes from oil, and hundreds of thousands of the items we use every day come from oil or oil-based products. Readers will find out about the origins of oil and its first use in industry, and learn how it is found, mined, and processed into many different products that are used all over the world. Real-world examples also consider the environmental and human disasters related to oil, encouraging discussion of the ethics and worldwide impact of the production, distribution, and consumption of this global resource. Possible alternatives to using oil are also discussed now that this important, non-renewable natural resource is running out.
American Temple Grandin is a renowned scientist, champion for animal rights, and an advocate for people with autism. This book highlights the achievements of this inspirational woman who lives with high-functioning autism. Grandin overcame language and social challenges to become one of the world’s most influential minds in animal welfare and in autism education, exposing the incredible, and sometimes unacknowledged, potential of people who have special needs. Primary sources, sidebars, and discussion and writing prompts highlight her remarkable story.
When doctors told her parents that she may never walk again, no one could have imagined that Wilma Rudolph would grow up to become the world’s fastest woman. This awe-inspiring book shows how, with grace, perseverance, and dedication, young Wilma used her inner strength to overcome physical disabilities caused by polio to win three gold medals for the USA in track and field at the 1960 Olympics. A sports superstar and an icon worldwide, her legacy continues to inspire youth and African-American communities today.
Imagine your family had to choose between sending you to school or having enough food to eat. This book tells how William Kamkwamba was forced to drop out of his school in Wimbe, Malawi, when a famine struck his village and his family, who relied on farming, could no longer afford his tuition fee. Instead of giving up on his education, William visited his local library often. It was here that he read a book about wind power. At the age of 14, William used what he learned from the book to build a windmill that brought power to his family’s home. He has since built his village’s first drinking water pump. William’s ingenuity, perseverance, and initiative are an inspiration to many people around the world.
Courageous Malala Yousafzai survived an assassination attempt for advocating for the education of girls in her home country of Pakistan. This book describes her incredible story, including her advocacy work on behalf of women and girls on an international scale following her attack, and how she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize - all while she was still in her teens. Young readers will discover how important her parents' support has been to the young activist and gain an understanding of the culture in which Yousafzai was raised. The world can always use more positive female role models, and Yousafzai's youth and forthrightness make it easy for young readers to relate to her.
An important advocate for people with physical disabilities, Canadian Paralympic athlete Rick Hansen circled the world in his wheelchair, proving that, with perseverance and courage, anything is possible! Hansen's Man in Motion tour took him around the world, raising money for research to improve the lives of those who have disabilities. This inspiring book describes his remarkable story as an athlete, activist, and philanthropist. An example of determination for many people around the world, his commitment to making a difference continues today.
The first African American woman to travel in space, Mae Jemison has broken barriers in science and medicine to become one of the most admired women worldwide. This fascinating book describes how Jemison refused to let anyone stand in the way of her dreams. She became a doctor and worked in the Peace Corps until NASA invited her to join the astronaut program. Today, she is an important advocate for science in education - especially for girls and women. Jemison also continues to push scientific research to improve life in developing countries.
This fascinating book follows the expeditions in Africa of Scottish missionary David Livingstone, to find the source of the Nile River, and British-American journalist Henry Stanley, to find the lost Livingstone. Historical information and high-interest fact boxes are presented in an appealing tabloid style that guides readers through major journeys, explorations, and discoveries. Topics include why Europeans were eager to explore Africa, how Livingstone lost touch with the outside world, Stanley's mission to find Livingstone, contact with local African peoples and Arab slave traders, and Livingstone's eventual death.
This fascinating book follows the travels of the Spanish conquistador Francisco Vasquez de Coronado on his quest to find the fabled Cities of Gold in what is now the Southwestern United States. Historical information and high-interest fact boxes are presented in an appealing tabloid style that guides readers through major voyages, explorations, and discoveries. Topics include why the Spaniards sent Coronado into the Southwest, deadly clashes with the Pueblo peoples, the first European sighting of the Grand Canyon and the Great Plains, and Coronado's eventual disappointment and disgrace.
Marquette was a French missionary and Joliet a fur trader and explorer. Together they set out to find the direction and origin of the Mississippi River, ultimately exploring most of the distance between the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico! Historical information and high-interest fact boxes are presented in an appealing tabloid style that guides readers through major voyages, explorations, and discoveries. Topics include why the French wanted to explore North America, the fur trade, meetings with local peoples such as the Illinois and Mascouten, relations between France and Spain in the Americas, and what became of the two men after their journey.
Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto is known for leading the first European expedition to discover - and cross - the Mississippi River. This intriguing book describes his career beginning with being a leader in the Spanish conquests of Central America and Peru, making first contact with the Inca emperor Atahuallpa, and being made the governor of Cuba. He was also a fierce and controversial explorer, who was involved in many conflicts with the Native Americans who lived in the lands he explored and conquered.
In this inviting book, young readers discover ways to practice democratic principles in their schools and classrooms. Accessible, child-centered examples demonstrate key skills and practices including active listening, consensus-building, and voting procedures. Readers will also learn ways to clearly communicate their own points of view while showing respect for others’ perspectives.
Good citizens take an active role in making their communities better places to live. This motivating book provides several practical examples of ways young readers can demonstrate that they care about their communities. From helping to care for community gardens to participating in community clean-up events, readers will learn the value of becoming active citizens in their communities.
What does it mean to be a citizen? Accessible text and relatable examples introduce young readers to this core concept and highlight the rights and responsibilities all citizens share.