In 1689, John Locke wrote that individuals had the right to "life" and "liberty." Soon, his ideas spread across the world and helped create a new system of rule. In this engaging biography, readers learn about the inspiring life of John Locke and his role in the Enlightenment. Featuring brilliant images and fascinating facts, this book will have readers eager to learn more about Locke's incredible life. The supportive text, glossary, and index combine to give readers the tools they'll need to better understand such topics as the Glorious Revolution and empiricism.
How did the universe work? How did the human mind learn? What kind of government was best? These are some of the questions that people asked during the Age of Ideas, or the Enlightenment. Readers will learn about some of the most important aspects, ideas, and people of this time, including John Locke, David Hume, Voltaire, Copernicus, and Romanticism. Through intriguing facts and engaging sidebars, readers will also discover the incredible outcomes of the Scientific Revolution and how scientists like Galileo, Isaac Newton, and Johannes Keplar changed the way people see the world! The colorful images and supportive text work together to help readers understand the major impact the French Revolution had on the French people, as well as the influence it had on the American Revolution.
In this biography, readers will discover the remarkable journey of Cecil Rhodes from England to the diamond mines, parliament houses, and battlefields of Africa. The stunning facts, vibrant images, and engaging sidebars work in conjunction with the supportive text and helpful glossary and index to give readers a look into the Age of Imperialism and into Rhodes' life as he ventured into diamond mining, created the De Beers diamond company, started a scholarship fund, settled Rhodesia, and shaped policies that limited the rights of black South Africans through his belief in Social Darwinism.
In the 1500s, a man named Martin Luther saw problems in the way the Roman Catholic Church was run. He argued against the teachings of the Church during a time when doing so was punishable by death. Readers can learn about his courageous and honorable life as he fought against the Catholic church and ideals and strived for Protestant Reformation in this captivating biography that features easy-to-read text, intriguing facts, and striking images. The glossary, index, and table of contents helps children navigate their way through the book and better understand some of the concepts discussed, such as Luther's Ninety-Five Theses and the Black Cloister Monastery.
Medieval England was a time of great change and uncertainty. Readers will be enthralled as they learn about various aspects of the Middle Ages in England including the feudal system, Hundred Years War, War of the Roses, and the bubonic plague. The detailed images and captivating facts and sidebars work in conjunction with easy to read text, glossary, and index to give readers an enjoyable and engaging reading experience that introduces them to such rulers as Henry II, Thomas Beckett, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and Richard the Lion Hearted.
The Renaissance was a time of cultural rebirth. Readers will learn all about Renaissance life and Renaissance education in this engaging title that explores how artists created masterpieces and explored subjects like music, architecture, and Renaissance religion, and new artistic movements like naturalism. The intriguing facts and beautiful images allow readers to see examples of Renaissance art from great artists like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. The easy to read text, accessible glossary, and helpful index work together to create a captivating reading experience.
While the old Roman Empire of the west crumbled to ruin, the Byzantines grew strong and powerful, creating such cities as Constantinople. Under such leaders as Constantine and Justinian the Great, the Byzantine Empire flourished. Readers will discover how the Byzantines transformed Christianity, protected Europe from would-be invaders, and later carried the seeds of the Renaissance to Italy during their thousand-year reign. Through eye-catching images, engaging facts, and easy to read text, readers can learn all about the Edict of Mila, feudalism, Byzantine art, the Ottoman Empire, Kurds, as well as the Byzantine-established religion of Eastern Orthodoxy. A glossary and index are provided to give readers the tools they need to better understand the content.
This captivating book introduces readers to Islamic history through vivid images and intriguing facts. The text works in conjunction with the eye-catching photos and illustrations to give readers a look into the history of Islamic culture, life, and politics, including Muhammad, the Arabian Peninsula, Mecca, the Qur'an, the Five Pillars of Worship, Sunnis, Shi'as, Muslims, and Bedouins. To aid in further development of vocabulary and better understanding of the content, a helpful index and glossary is provided.
This enlightening biography introduces readers to Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam. Readers will learn how he grew to become the founder of Islam and an important figure in the history of the world. The engaging facts, alluring images, and supportive text combine together to create an engaging reading experience for children to learn about such things as the Bedouins, Makkah, Qur'an, Hijrah, Sunnis, Shi'as, and how Muhammed urged people to follow his idea of monotheism. With a glossary and index, children will have all the tools they need to learn about Muhammed's incredible life!
Geoffrey Chaucer was a British poet during the Middle ages and is still considered one of the greatest English writers of all time. Through this intriguing biography, readers will learn about Chaucer's life as he took part in the Hundred Years War, worked for King Edward III, and went on to write the well-known collection, "The Canterbury Tales". Featuring lively illustrations, fascinating facts and sidebars, easy to read text, an accommodating glossary, and helpful index, this book will have readers excited and eager to learn more about this influential author.
Unravel the conflicting differences between these two founding fathers in the book Hamilton vs. Jefferson! This informational text compares and contrasts the lives, ideologies, and contributions of two of America's most influential founding fathers. This nonfiction reader examines their political rivalry and includes letters, photographs, newspaper articles, maps, and other primary sources that will captivate 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.
In The Schuyler Sisters, readers will learn about the fascinating lives of Eliza and Angelica Schuyler, their influence on Alexander Hamilton and United States history, and the roles of women in the 1700s-1800s. Through the use of dynamic primary sources like maps and letters, middle school students will be engaged as they read about history and build their literacy skills. Supporting today's social studies standards, this full-color text includes intriguing images, interesting sidebars, a glossary, and other important text features to support learning and strengthen key comprehension skills. Challenging activities require students to use text evidence to connect back to what they've read.
The leaders of the Civil War were some of the greatest to ever command. This fascinating title introduces readers to leaders of the Union and the Confederate States of America, such as Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, William T. Sherman, General George McClellan, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, and Jefferson Davis. The interesting facts and detailed images and illustrations work in conjunction with supportive text and an accessible glossary to both entertain and engage readers from cover to cover.
Confucius was a philosopher who devoted his life to relieving the suffering he saw. His philosophy stressed the natural order of a moral, just, society. After his death, his followers shared his teachings, influencing future generations.
Socrates was an ancient Greek philosopher who helped shape Greek beliefs. Socrates believed his purpose in life was to gain wisdom and find the truth by asking questions. Socrates made many people over his methods of teaching. He was arrested and sentenced to death. But, many of Socrates's ideas and beliefs can still be found today.
Congress passed the Indian Removal Act in 1830 with the intent of moving five large tribes to Indian Territory. The tribes could either move to the reservations or assimilate. As settlers kept moving west, more and more tribes were encountered, and all ultimately found themselves going to reservations. This new way of life was a vast change for the Indians.
This informative book gives readers a look into the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Readers will learn about the three branches of government--executive, legislative, and judicial--as well as the way each of those branches works to keep order and the various aspects including Congress, the Supreme Court, the House of Representatives and the Senate. Featuring detailed images, stunning facts, and supportive text, this book will have readers interested, engaged, and eager to learn more about the development of the Constitution. Other featured topics include the Federalist Papers, "checks and balances", the Preamble, vetoes, and impeachment. This book features a helpful table of contents and glossary to aid readers in learning all they can about this important part of U.S. history.
John Jay served in all three branches of the government. Once the Constitution was written, he was a staunch supporter of the document, joining some other men in anonymously writing "The Federalist Papers", which explained to the public why the Constitution should be ratified. Soon after, he was made chief justice of the Supreme Court, and he was given the position of declaring laws unconstitutional for the very first time.
Great Britain passed the Stamp Act and the Townshend Acts, which made colonists angry. Eventually they boycotted and refused to purchase British goods. Great Britain sent soldiers to the colonies, which caused conflict like the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine helped convince people that they were no longer British citizens. The foundation for the American Revolution had been laid.
Readers will learn all about the United States' westward expansion in this interesting nonfiction book that uses appealing images, helpful maps, and supportive text to keep children engaged from beginning to end! The captivating facts will have readers excited and eager to learn more about such topics as the Louisiana Purchase, Monroe Doctrine, and the Alamo. A supporting glossary and table of contents are featured to aid in further understanding of the content and vocabulary.
In this engaging nonfiction title, readers will learn about the War of 1812, the causes of it, and how it affected American citizens. Through detailed images, stunning facts, and easy-to-read text, readers are introduced to ideas and events that took place during this time, including embargoes, the Treaty of Paris, the War Hawks, and the Treaty of Ghent. Readers will have the opportunity to further enhance their understanding of the content through an accessible table of contents and glossary.
James Madison was an important Founding Father. This appealing biography allows readers to explore the inspiring life he led as a member of the Continental Congress and as President of the United States. The detailed images, supportive text, helpful glossary, and intriguing facts work in conjunction to highlight important events that Madison took part in including the Articles of Confederation, The Federalist Papers, and how he helped America make its way into "The Era of Good Feelings".
In this nonfiction title, readers will discover the hardships that pioneers faced as they traveled West. Readers will love the exciting and adventurous images and stunning facts about the Oregon Trail, Sutter's Mill, the Donner Party, the Gold Rush, Homestead Act, and even about buffalo herds! A helpful table of contents and glossary aid in readers' understanding of life on the trails and prairies.
Laura Ingalls Wilder is the author of some of the best-known books about life as a pioneer. In this enlightening biography, children will be able to read about pioneer life the way that Laura experienced it. Through striking images, fascinating facts, and easy-to-read text, readers will learn about what impact the Homestead Act and malaria had on the Ingalls family, as well as the various types of homes they and many other pioneers had to live in, like dugouts and homes made of sod. This fascinating book also includes a feature on other famous pioneer women to keep readers engaged and interested in life as a pioneer!
Readers will discover what difficult lives slaves led in this nonfiction title. With its stunning facts, images, supportive text, and a helpful glossary, this book allows readers to learn about some of the most notable aspects of slavery in America, including slave auctions and masters, abolitionists, the Underground Railroad, Dred Scott, Abraham Lincoln, and the Emancipation Proclamation.