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The origins of today's capital city began with George Washington, who hired Pierre Charles L'Enfant to design the capital. Washington, D.C. has been the sight of many historical events.
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Labor Day is a national holiday that recognizes the important contributions of workers across North America. Celebrated every year on the first Monday of September, people who do all kinds of jobs, from factory work to health care, participate in parades, attend barbecues, and listen to speeches. This interesting book provides a look at the labor movement of the last century, the traditions and symbols of this special day, and how workers are recognized in other parts of the world.
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This book relays the factual details of the Oregon Trail and the United States' westward expansion in the 1800s. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the event, and readers learn details through the point of view of a pioneer, a Native American in a territory crossed by the trail, and a U.S. soldier at a government outpost. The text offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in the text while gathering and analyzing information about an historical event.
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Rice is one of the most important foods in the world. In countries around the globe, lots and lots of people eat rice every single day. Find out where farmers grow rice, how its grown, and how it arrives at the grocery store. Discover the story of your foodwhere it was grown, who grows it, and how it gets to your plate.
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Children will be delighted by exciting images of pyramids and mummies in this introduction to one of the worlds oldest civilizations. Spotlight on Egypt covers everything from this countrys ancient history under the ruling pharaohs to the customs and traditions of its people today. Egypts wildlife and the importance of the Nile River and Sahara Desert are also highlighted.
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By speaking boldly, Abraham Lincoln earned the nickname â€œHonest Abe.â€ Young readers will learn how Abraham Lincoln used honesty to lead a country divided over slavery. Blastoff! Series