50 Great American Places Essential Historic Sites Across The U S

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50 Great American Places

Author : Brent D. Glass
ISBN : 9781451682045
Genre : Travel
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A one-of-a-kind guide to fifty of the most important cultural and historic sites in the United States guaranteed to fascinate, educate, and entertain—selected and described by the former director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. From Massachusetts to Florida to Washington to California, 50 Great American Places takes you on a journey through our nation’s history. Sharing the inside stories of sites as old as Mesa Verde (Colorado) and Cahokia (Illinois) and as recent as Silicon Valley (California) and the Mall of America (Minnesota), each essay provides the historical context for places that represent fundamental American themes: the compelling story of democracy and self-government; the dramatic impact of military conflict; the powerful role of innovation and enterprise; the inspiring achievements of diverse cultural traditions; and the defining influence of the land and its resources. Expert historian Brent D. Glass explores these themes by connecting places, people, and events and reveals a national narrative that is often surprising, sometimes tragic, and always engaging—complete with photographs, websites for more information, and suggestions for other places nearby worth visiting. Sites you would expect to read about—in Boston, New York, and Washington, DC—are here, as well as plenty of surprises, such as the Palace of the Governors in Santa Fe, or Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, or the Village Green in Hudson, Ohio; less obvious places that, together with the more well-known destinations, collectively tell the story of America. For families who want to take a trip that is both educational and entertaining, for history enthusiasts, or anyone curious about our country’s greatest places, this book is the perfect guide.
Category: Travel

Take The Journey

Author : James A. Percoco
ISBN : 9781625311443
Genre : Place-based education
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In Take the Journey, author, historian, and educator James Percoco invites you and your students to the places where many events in American history happened. The Journey Through Hallowed Ground is a 180-mile National Heritage area encompassing such historic sites as the Gettysburg battlefield and Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello. Though it might prove difficult to visit these particular sites with your students, Percoco argues that every community has a story that can be connected to larger themes in American history and that placed-based history education can be made a part of every classroom, from Nevada to Washington to Pennsylvania. Filled with students' voices and an enthusiasm for American history, Take the Journey offers the following: Practical and easy-to-implement lessons Classroom-tested materials Specific directions for employing place-based best practices in the classroom Ways to meet state standards without sacrificing teacher creativity or hands-on learning Lists of resources and primary source materials So bring your students along and let them discover the twists and turns offered by history and the Journey Through Hallowed Ground.
Category: Place-based education

Supplementary Report

Author : United States. National Resources Board. Land Planning Committee
ISBN : CORNELL:31924052144924
Genre : Land use
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Category: Land use

The Great American Countryside A Traveller S Companion

Author : Val Landi
ISBN : UOM:49015000131400
Genre : Travel
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Leads the traveller to places of natural beauty and historic interest and explains the climate zones, plants, wildlife, terrain, and geology of all regions of the U.S
Category: Travel

Early American Life

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015033518245
Genre : United States
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Category: United States

Great American Vacations

Author :
ISBN : 0679021744
Genre : Description and travel
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50 affordable, health-conscious trips to the country's best-loved travel destinations.
Category: Description and travel

Walford S Guide To Reference Material

Author : Marilyn Mullay
ISBN : 1856040445
Genre : Auxiliary sciences of history
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Volume 2 of this guide contains descriptions of 8300 plus critically evaluated & recommended reference resources available in all formats. Organized by Universal Dewey Classification, the topics covered are those usually found in the 100s--Philosophy & Psychology, 200s--Religion, 300s--Social Sciences, & the 900s--Geography, Biography & History. This volume particularly reflects the proliferation of travel & tourist guides, & reference works on Eastern Europe & Central Asia following the collapse of communism. Over the last few years an enormous expansion has also been noted of reference works in both religion & philosophy. Volume 1 covers Science & Technology. Volume 3 covers Generalia, Languages & Literature, & the Arts. Recommended in: Choice, Reference Reviews, American Reference Books Annual.
Category: Auxiliary sciences of history

Walford S Guide To Reference Material Social And Historical Sciences Philosophy And Religion

Author : Albert John Walford
ISBN : UCSC:32106015122325
Genre : Reference
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A revised and updated guide to reference material. It contains selective and evaluative entries to guide the enquirer to the best source of reference in each subject area, be it journal article, CD-ROM, on-line database, bibliography, encyclopaedia, monograph or directory. It features full critical annotations and reviewers' comments and comprehensive author-title and subject indexes. The contents include: philosophy and psychology; religion; social sciences, sociology, statistics, politics, economics, labour and employment; land and property, business organizations, finance and banking, and economic surveys; economic policies and controls, trade and commerce, business and management, and law; public administration, social services and welfare, education, customs and traditions; geography; biography; and history.
Category: Reference

Great American Drives Of The East

Author : Fodor's
ISBN : 1400013739
Genre : Travel
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Whether it's a weekend getaway or a cross-country road trip, these driving guides ensure that the fun is in getting there.
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The Ravenscroft School In Asheville

Author : Dale Wayne Slusser
ISBN : 9780786474622
Genre : Education
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The Ravenscroft School, an Episcopal boarding school in Asheville, North Carolina, 1856 to 1901, had three distinct phases. It was first a "Classical and Theological School" (1856-1864) and then, following the Civil War, a Theological Training School and Associate Mission (1868-1900); in 1887 it split into two departments, a Theological Training School/Associate Mission and Ravenscroft High School for Boys (1887-1901). The purview of this book is from the early days of Asheville (1820s) to the building of Joseph Osborne's mansion in the 1840s (which would eventually house the school), through the years of the school's operation, and thence to the mid-20th century when the campus buildings were sold and repurposed. The book concludes with the efforts by historic preservationists in the late 1970s to save the few remaining buildings. The book includes biographical notes on notable alumni and histories of the churches established by the Ravenscroft Associate Mission and Training School.
Category: Education

Sabr 50 At 50

Author : Bill Nowlin
ISBN : 9781496223265
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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SABR 50 at 50 celebrates and highlights the Society for American Baseball Research’s wide-ranging contributions to baseball history. Established in 1971 in Cooperstown, New York, SABR has sought to foster and disseminate the research of baseball—with groundbreaking work from statisticians, historians, and independent researchers—and has published dozens of articles with far-reaching and long-lasting impact on the game. Among its current membership are many Major and Minor League Baseball officials, broadcasters, and writers as well as numerous former players. The diversity of SABR members’ interests is reflected in this fiftieth-anniversary volume—from baseball and the arts to statistical analysis to the Deadball Era to women in baseball. SABR 50 at 50 includes the most important and influential research published by members across a multitude of topics, including the sabermetric work of Dick Cramer, Pete Palmer, and Bill James, along with Jerry Malloy on the Negro Leagues, Keith Olbermann on why the shortstop position is number 6, John Thorn and Jules Tygiel on the untold story behind Jackie Robinson’s signing with the Dodgers, and Gai Berlage on the Colorado Silver Bullets women’s team in the 1990s. To provide history and context, each notable research article is accompanied by a short introduction. As SABR celebrates fifty years this collection gathers the organization’s most notable research and baseball history for the serious baseball reader.
Category: Sports & Recreation

American Reference Books Annual

Author : Bohdan S. Wynar
ISBN : UOM:39015054042992
Genre : Reference books
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1970- issued in 2 vols.: v. 1, General reference, social sciences, history, economics, business; v. 2, Fine arts, humanities, science and engineering.
Category: Reference books