eBook UXL American Decades: 2000-2009, 1st Edition

  • Rebecca Valentine
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  • ISBN-10: 1414491263
  • ISBN-13: 9781414491264
  • DDC: 973.93
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 251 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released June 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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About

Overview

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.

Features and Benefits

  • Student-friendly features include a reader's guide, a chronology of the decade for each of the topic areas, an overview entry about the decade, numerous photographs, side bars for interesting facts and more in-depth coverage of the topics, and a further reading section for each topic area.
  • At the end of the volume is a subject index and a "Where to Learn More" section with bibliographical citations.
  • Only volume so far that highlights the 21st century.
  • Reader's Guide; Chronology of the decade for each topic; An overview entry about the 2000s; Sidebars with more in depth coverage; Further reading section.

What's New

  • Individual chapters focus on arts and entertainment, business and the economy, education, government, politics, and law, lifestyles and social trends, medicine and health, science and technology, and sports.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414491255 | ISBN-13: 9781414491257

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: 2000-2009, Volume 12  (ISBN-10: 1414491255 | ISBN-13: 9781414491257)

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.

Price: $106.00

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