UXL American Decades: 2000-2009 and Cumlative Index, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414499639
  • ISBN-13: 9781414499635
  • DDC: 973.91
  • Shipping Weight: 2.25 lbs ( 1.02 kgs)
  • Print | Hardcover
  • © 2012 | Published

About

Overview

Following in the footsteps of Gale's award-winning American Decades series, U•X•L® American Decades covers 20th-century events and social history beginning in 1900 and ending in 1999, written expressly for middle school students. Each decade is covered in one volume with features including 600 black-and-white photographs and illustrations; "Words to Know" and "Further Reading" sections; and a general index. Chapters begin with a chronology of world events and a general overview of the decade. Chapters include the topics: Topics in the News, Headline Makers and Further Reading. Within each topic, alphabetically arranged entries discuss historically important events, issues, definitions of difficult concepts or terms, and other interesting trivia and sideline stories. U•X•L® American Decades may be purchased as a set or by individual volume; a volume-specific general index appears in each volume; and a separate, free cumulative index comes with the set.

Features and Benefits

  • Features a new century with lots of information on new technologies and events.

What's New

  • Reader's Guide; Chronology of the decade for each of the topic areas; An overview entry about the decade; Side bars for interesting facts and more in depth coverage of the topics; A further reading section for each topic area; Where to Learn More section with bibliographical citations.

Table of Contents

Reader''s Guide.
Chronology of the 2000s.
The 2000s: An Overview.
1. Arts and Entertainment.
Chronology.
Overview.
Headline Makers.
Judd Apatow.
Miley Cyrus.
Lady Gaga.
Arianna Huffington.
Michael Jackson.
Stephenie Meyer.
Taylor Swift.
Kanye West.
Topics in the News.
Films: Americans'' Escape.
Television Hits.
Old Guys and New Gals: Millennium Music.
The Changing Literary Scene.
For More Information.
2. Business and the Economy.
Chronology.
Overview.
Headline Makers.
Ben Bernanke.
Sergey Brin and Larry Page.
Alan Greenspan.
Bernard Madoff.
Rupert Murdoch.
Eliot Spitzer.
Martha Stewart.
Donald Trump.
Topics in the News.
Bursting Bubbles.
The Subprime Mortgage Crisis.
Economic Failure.
Collapse of the Automotive Industry.
Bankruptcies.
Insider Trading Scandals.
Bernie Madoff.
Mergers.
Apple Dominates the Technology Industry.
The Business of the Internet.
For More Information.
3. Education.
Chronology.
Overview.
Headline Makers.
Laura Bush.
Henry Louis Gates.
Michelle Rhee.
Margaret Spellings.
Topics in the News.
No Child Left Behind.
Budget Cuts and School Closings.
Twenty-first Century Classroom Technology.
When Should Race Matter?.
Importance of Reading.
What to Teach?.
Alternatives to Traditional Public Schools.
Higher Learning, from a Distance.
For More Information.
4. Government, Politics, and Law.
Chronology.
Overview.
Headline Makers.
George W. Bush.
Hillary Rodham Clinton.
W. Mark Felt.
John McCain.
Barack Obama.
Sandra Day O''Connor.
Sarah Palin.
Colin Powell.
Topics in the News.
Election 2000: Bush v. Gore.
The 9/11 Terrorist Attacks.
Invasion of Afghanistan.
The War in Iraq.
Election 2004: Bush v. Kerry.
Bush''s Second Term.
2008 Election: McCain v. Obama.
Government as Bank.
Political Scandals.
Deaths of Important Individuals.
For More Information.
5. Lifestyles and Social Trends.
Chronology.
Overview.
Headline Makers.
Glenn Beck.
Stephen Colbert.
Al Gore.
Rachael Ray.
Rick Warren.
Oprah Winfrey.
Mark Zuckerberg.
Topics in the News.
Divided America, Changing Families.
Leisure Time in a Tough Economy.
Fashions and Fads.
Looking Young and Fit.
Media Mayhem: An Era of Change.
For More Information.
6. Medicine and Health.
Chronology.
Overview.
Headline Makers.
Richard Carmona.
Deepak Chopra.
Connie Culp.
Sanjay Gupta.
Topics in the News.
The Politics of Health.
Obesity Becomes Epidemic.
Other Physical Health Concerns.
The Rise of Psychological and Neurological Disorders.
Teen Health.
Progress and Promise.
For More Information.
7. Science and Technology.
Chronology.
Overview.
Headline Makers.
Paul Allen.
Ardi (Ardipithecus ramidus).
Mike Brown.
Steven Chu.
Leroy Hood.
James Thomson.
Elias A. Zerhouni.
Topics in the News.
Biology: Exploring the Human Organism.
Astronomy: A New Look at the Solar System.
Physics.
Climate Change.
Automobile Travel.
Communication.
Archaeology.
For More Information.
8. Sports.
Chronology.
Overview.
Headline Makers.
Lance Armstrong.
Barry Bonds.
LeBron James.
Michael Phelps.
Dana White.
Shaun White.
Venus and Serena Williams.
Tiger Woods.
Topics in the News.
Baseball.
Basketball: Professional.
Basketball: College.
Olympics.
Football: Professional.
Football: College.
Hockey.
Tennis.
Golf.
Auto Racing.
Soccer.
Combat Sports.
Extreme Sports.
For More Information.
Where to Learn More.
Index.

Products Included

UXL American Decades: 1900-2009 Cumulative Index, Volume 13  (ISBN-10: 1414497237 | ISBN-13: 9781414497235)

Following in the footsteps of Gale's award-winning American Decades series, U•X•L® American Decades covers 20th-century events and social history beginning in 1900 and ending in 1999, written expressly for middle school students. Each decade is covered in one volume with features including 600 black-and-white photographs and illustrations; "Words to Know" and "Further Reading" sections; and a general index. Chapters begin with a chronology of world events and a general overview of the decade. Chapters include the topics: Topics in the News, Headline Makers and Further Reading. Within each topic, alphabetically arranged entries discuss historically important events, issues, definitions of difficult concepts or terms, and other interesting trivia and sideline stories. U•X•L® American Decades may be purchased as a set or by individual volume; a volume-specific general index appears in each volume; and a separate, free cumulative index comes with the set.

Price: $5.00

UXL American Decades: 2000-2009  (ISBN-10: 1414491263 | ISBN-13: 9781414491264)

New volume in ongoing series broadens coverage to include the first decade of the 21st Century; includes key events and social history. Topics include: headline makers, topics in the news, arts and entertainment, business and the economy, education, government, politics, and law, lifestyles and social trends, medicine and health, science and technology, and sports.

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