History of America, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1625132425
  • ISBN-13: 9781625132420
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
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  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released August 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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The History Of America Series explores the transformative events which shaped the young nation.

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Columbus and the Journey to the New World  (ISBN-10: 1625131828 | ISBN-13: 9781625131829)

Why was Columbus so determined to discover the New World? What did he promise Kind Ferdinand? Historians have called Columbus's landing in America the greatest event in world history and this book chronicles the many-faceted impact of his epic journey. The text and timelines throughout this title support students as they describe the chronology of events and determine what happened and why. Content offers practice in determining two or more central ideas in a text and analyzing their development over the course of the text.

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Exploring The Great Lakes  (ISBN-10: 1625131844 | ISBN-13: 9781625131843)

During settlement, the Great Lakes and its rivers were the only practical means of moving people and freight. Barges from middle North America were able to reach the Atlantic Ocean from the Great Lakes when the Erie Canal opened in 1825. By 1848, with the opening of the Illinois and Michigan Canal at Chicago, direct access to the Mississippi River was possible from the lakes, thereby establishing an all-inland water route between New York City and New Orleans. Students will learn about the role that the Great Lakes played in transorting cargo, immigrants, and even cruise ships. This title will help students analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text.

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Exploring The Territories of the United States  (ISBN-10: 1625131852 | ISBN-13: 9781625131850)

The territorial acquisitions of the United States, including areas that were part of the United States at one time but which have since been ceded to other countries, are chronicled in this title. Descriptive information, including the name of the areas, the data when they were acquired, and additional brief notes about the acquisitions, are all discussed in detail. This title will allow students to analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.

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Pilgrims  (ISBN-10: 1625131860 | ISBN-13: 9781625131867)

As the Pilgrims set off for the new world to establish a colony, danger and struggle created many challenges to overcome. To survive and ensure the success of their colony, the Pilgrims looked to a few strong leaders. This book supports students as they compare and contrast the experiences of the Pilgrims and those of the present-day. Captions, maps, and timelines help readers determine the main idea and describe the overall structure of the text. Students also can use the book to cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the content.

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Slavery  (ISBN-10: 1625131623 | ISBN-13: 9781625131621)

One of America's bleakest times is the dark chapter in history known as slavery. This title explores the hardships slaves had to endure and how brave people fought for their freedom. This title will allow students to analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text and how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events.

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Spanish Missions  (ISBN-10: 1625131879 | ISBN-13: 9781625131874)

The Spanish Empire populated the American West with Catholic missions, shaping the culture and traditions of Native people forever. Today, restored missions are some of the most beautiful historical sites in California and the American Southwest. In this book, students learn that many missions have become working Catholic parishes. This title will allow students to explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

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