The United States of America
This series succeeds dramatically in communicating the unique charm, the allure, and the cultures of other parts of the world. Here also are geography, history, economics, key attractions ... and so much more. The result is a delightful mix of enchantment that is as riveting as it is informative.From the start, readers are caught up in the crisp style of the series. Whether it's a description of bustling London, or an incredibly readable explanation of the decline of ancient Egypt, 5th-grade-and-up students are right there ... visualizing ... understanding ... and remembering Best of all, little is overlooked that will contribute to the readers' total appreciation of a culture. Be it sagas of Vikings or folktales of trolls. Or even acknowledgment of modern Vikings like Thor Heyerdahl. There's mystery such as England's Stonehenge and Egypt's Great Pyramids ... plus nature's wonders -- like Australia's egg-laying platypus and China's gentle but rare pandas. Everything is there ... to be enjoyed, relished, and learned from.Each book also includes a chapter of brief biographies of important people. And each features an 8-10 page reference section of quick facts, perfect for students' research, about such subjects as population, government, geographical data, currency, and historical chronology. Throughout, all the books are ablaze with a generous amount of beautiful full-color photographs.Enchantment of the World can be of equal importance in the library or social studies classroom. Either way, it's a series that students will go back to again and again.
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Every year children compete in an Easter egg rolling contest on the White House lawn TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1 Yearning to Breathe Free ...
The Land and People of the United States Geography Population People Government
The Beginnings Prehistory to 1781
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African African-Americans Alan Jay Lerner Alaska American Asher Durand Atlantic automobiles baseball Boston Broadway buildings California called Canada Cape Carolina Chicago Civil Rights Coast colonies colonists Columbus composer Congress constitution contiguous D.W. Griffith Death Valley England English explorer famous farm Florida forests Frederick Loewe George Gerry Mulligan Glacier National Park Harbor Hawaii houses Illinois immigrants Indians industry inset Island James Naismith Jamestown jazz Jefferson John Kennedy Kentucky kilometers Lake land Lincoln lived major manufacturing Massachusetts Mexico Midwest million Mississippi River Mountains movie Museum National Park North northern Ocean Ohio Oklahoma Pacific painter painting Peak percent popular population president ragtime music railroad regions Reservoir Rocky Roosevelt settlement shores slavery slaves soldiers South southern television Texas Thomas thousand tourists U.S. constitution Union United Vietnam Virginia Washington West World War II writer York City