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World War Ii For Kids

Author : Richard Panchyk
ISBN : 9781613740279
Genre : History
File Size : 85.79 MB
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Now more than ever, kids want to know about our country's great struggles during World War II. This book is packed with information that kids will find fascinating, from Hitler's rise to power in 1933 to the surrender of the Japanese in 1945. Much more than an ordinary history book, it is filled with excerpts from actual wartime letters written to and by American and German troops, personal anecdotes from people who lived through the war in the United States, Germany, Britain, Russia, Hungary, and Japan, and gripping stories from Holocaust survivors--all add a humanizing global perspective to the war. This collection of 21 activities shows kids how it felt to live through this monumental period in history. They will play a rationing game or try the butter extender recipe to understand the everyday sacrifices made by wartime families. They will try their hands at military strategy in coastal defense, break a code, and play a latitude and longitude tracking game. Whether growing a victory garden or staging an adventure radio program, kids will appreciate the hardships and joys experienced on the home front.
Category: History

The Civil War For Kids

Author : Janis Herbert
ISBN : 9781613741535
Genre : Education
File Size : 79.49 MB
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History explodes in this activity guide spanning the turmoil preceding secession, the first shots fired at Fort Sumter, the fierce battles on land and sea, and finally the Confederate surrender at Appomattox. Making butternut dye for a Rebel uniform, learning drills and signals with flags, decoding wigwag, baking hardtack, reenacting battles, and making a medicine kit bring this pivotal period in our nation's history to life. Fascinating sidebars tell of slaves escaping on the Underground Railroad, the adventures of nine-year-old drummer boy Johnny Clem, animal mascots who traveled with the troops, and friendships between enemies. The resource section includes short biographies of important figures from both sides of the war, listings of Civil War sites across the country, pertinent websites, glossary, and an index.
Category: Education

Native American History For Kids

Author : Karen Bush Gibson
ISBN : 9781613742457
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 80.71 MB
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A chronicle of American indigenous life, this guide captures the history of the complex societies that lived in North America when European explorers first appeared on the continent. Not only a history of tribal nations, this exploration also includes profiles of famous Native Americans and their many contributions—from early leaders to superstar athletes, dancers, astronauts, authors, and actors. Readers will learn about Indian culture through hands-on activities, such as planting a Three Sisters Garden, making beef jerky in a low-temperature oven, weaving a basket out of folded newspaper strips, deciphering a World War II Navajo Code Talker message, and playing Ball-and-Triangle. An important look at life before the settlers until present day, this resource shows that Native American history is the history of all Americans.
Category: Family & Relationships

The American Revolution For Kids

Author : Janis Herbert
ISBN : 9781613740507
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 80.16 MB
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Discusses the events of the American Revolution, from the hated Stamp Act and the Boston Tea Party to the British surrender at Yorktown and the writing of the Constitution. Activities include making a tricorn hat and discovering local history.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Boston History For Kids

Author : Richard Panchyk
ISBN : 9781613737156
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 75.1 MB
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Spanning 400 years of history, from the Tea Party to the Boston Marathon attack, author Richard Panchyk chronicles the lives of Bostonians both famous and infamous, and many colorful characters. Included are 21 hands-on activities such as baking a Boston Cream Pie, writing a poem in the style of Ralph Waldo Emerson, and walking the Freedom Trail. The book also includes a time line and list of books, websites, and places to visit.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Galileo For Kids

Author : Richard Panchyk
ISBN : 9781613741887
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 22.73 MB
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Biography of the man who invented the telescope and proved the earth revolves around the sun. Includes activities.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

World War Ii Europe

Author : R. G. Grant
ISBN : 0836856694
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 70.1 MB
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Describes the events and campaigns of World War II in Europe and North Africa, discussing the rise and defeat of Nazi Germany and the post-war political divisions in Europe that led to the Cold War.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

World War I For Kids

Author : R. Kent Rasmussen
ISBN : 9781613745595
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 38.31 MB
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One hundred years after the start of the “Great War,” World War I for Kids provides an intriguing and comprehensive look at this defining conflict that involved all of the world’s superpowers. Why and how did the war come about? What was daily life like for soldiers in the trenches? What roles did zeppelins, barbed wire, and the passenger ship Lusitania play in the war? Who were Kaiser Wilhelm, the Red Baron, and Edith Cavell? Young history buffs will learn the answers these questions and many others, including why the western front bogged down into a long stalemate; how the war ushered in an era of rapid military, technological, and societal advances; and how the United States’ entry helped end the war. Far from a dry catalog of names, dates, and battles, this richly illustrated book goes in depth into such fascinating, topics as turn-of-the-20th-century weaponry and the important roles animals played in the war, and explains connections among events and how the war changed the course of history. Hands-on activities illuminate both the war and the times. Kids will make a periscope, teach a dog to carry messages, make a parachute, learn a popular World War I song, cook Maconochie Stew (a common trench meal), and more. R. Kent Rasmussen is the author or editor of more than 20 books, including the award-winning The United States at War and many books on Mark Twain. He lives in Thousand Oaks, California.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Franklin Delano Roosevelt For Kids

Author : Richard Panchyk
ISBN : 9781613740439
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 75.18 MB
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt's enduring legacy upon the history, culture, politics, and economics of the United States is introduced to children in this engaging activity book. Kids will learn how FDR, a member of one of the founding families of the New World, led the nation through the darkest days of the Great Depression and World War II as 32nd U.S. President. This book examines the Roosevelt family--including famous cousin Teddy Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt--as well as FDR's early political career and subsequent 12 years in office during some of the most fascinating and turbulent times in American history. Interspersed throughout are first-hand accounts from the people who knew FDR and remember him well. Children will also learn how his personal struggles with polio and his physical disability strengthened FDR's compassion and resolve. In addition, kids will explore Roosevelt's entire era through such hands-on activities as staging a fireside chat, designing a WPA-style mural, sending a double encoded message, hosting a swing dance party, and participating in a political debate.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

New York City History For Kids

Author : Richard Panchyk
ISBN : 9781883052966
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 61.19 MB
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In this lively 400-year history, kids will read about Peter Stuyvesant and the enterprising Dutch colonists, follow the spirited patriots as they rebel against the British during the American Revolution, learn about the crimes of the infamous Tweed Ring, journey through the notorious Five Points slum with its tenements and street vendors, and soar to new heights with the Empire State Building and New York City's other amazing skyscrapers. Along the way, they'll stop at Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and many other prominent New York landmarks. With informative and fun activities, such as painting a Dutch fireplace tile or playing a game of stickball, this valuable resource includes a time line of significant events, a list of historic sites to visit or explore online, and web resources for further study, helping young learners gain a better understanding of the Big Apple's culture, politics, and geography.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Literature Based Teaching In The Content Areas

Author : Carole Cox
ISBN : 9781452237619
Genre : Education
File Size : 83.4 MB
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Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides teachers with 40 strategies for using fiction and non-fiction trade books to teach in five key content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts. Each strategy provides everything a teacher needs to get started: a classroom example that models the strategy, a research-based rationale, relevant content standards, suggested books, reader-response questions and prompts, assessment ideas, examples of how to adapt the strategy for different grade levels (K–2, 3–5, and 6–8), and ideas for differentiating instruction for English language learners and struggling students. Throughout the book, student work samples and classroom vignettes bring the content to life.
Category: Education

Baseball History For Kids

Author : Richard Panchyk
ISBN : 9781613747827
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 43.4 MB
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A fascinating journey through the history of America's favorite pastime With this interactive book, kids will discover how the game of baseball has changed over the years by reading about topics such as the dead ball era, World War II, segregation and integration, free agency, and the designated hitter. Along the way, young readers will enjoy quotes, stories, and amusing anecdotes from more than 175 former major leaguers and get an intimate look at the game's greatest legends—including Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Jackie Robinson, and Willie Mays. With the 21 included activities, children will learn how to calculate a player's batting average and ERA, throw a palmball, design a logo for their favorite team, cook a bowl of Cracker Jack, and more. A time line of the sport's history and lists of books, websites, and places to visit are also included.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Best Books For Children

Author : John Thomas Gillespie
ISBN : 159158082X
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 51.3 MB
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The latest addition to the Best Books family, this all-new guide updates the popular and critically acclaimed Best Books for Children, Seventh Edition. This thematic work is a state-of-the-art reading guide and selection tool for children's literature, enabling you to thoroughly evaluate your children's literature collection and create theme-based and genre-oriented reading lists for curriculum-related and recreational reading. The entries cover more than 6,000 titles published from 2001 to 2003, most of which have been recommended in at least two sources, and provide annotations with succinct plot summaries as well as ISBNs, book length, price, reading level, and review citations. Award-winning and series titles are noted as well. This guide is an invaluable resource for anyone working with children or children's literature.
Category: Literary Criticism

Texas History For Kids

Author : Karen Gibson
ISBN : 9781613749920
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 69.88 MB
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Like everything in the Lone Star State, the history of Texas is larger than life. The flags of six different nations have flown over the state, which had a rich Native American heritage long before European explorers such as Cabeza de Vaca, Coronado, and La Salle ever arrived. The state was even its own republic, achieving independence from Mexico in 1836, yet joined the United States in 1845. Author Karen Bush Gibson tells the 500-year saga of this unique state, from the founding of the Spanish Missions to the victory at San Jacinto, from the Civil War to the first oil gusher at Spindletop, from the Great Storm that destroyed Galveston to the establishment of NASA's Mission Control in Houston. Texas History for Kids also includes 21 informative and fun activities to help readers better understand the state's culture, politics, and geography. Kids will recreate one of the six flags to fly over Texas, make castings of local wildlife tracks, design a ranch's branding iron, celebrate Juneteenth by reciting General Order Number 3, build a miniature Battle of Flowers float, and more. This valuable resource also includes a time line of significant events, a list of historic sites to visit or explore online, and Web resources for further study. Karen Bush Gibson is the author of Women in Space, Women Aviators, Native American History for Kids, and three dozen other books for young readers. She lives in Norman, Oklahoma.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Industrial Revolution For Kids

Author : Cheryl Mullenbach
ISBN : 9781613746905
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 37.20 MB
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The Industrial Revolution for Kids introduces young readers to the Industrial Revolution in a "revolutionary" way: through the usual people, places, and inventions of the time: the incredibly wealthy Rockefellers and Carnegies, dirty and dangerous factories, new forms of transportation and communication, but also through the eyes of everyday workers, kids, sports figures, and social activists whose names never appeared in history books. Readers learn about new machines that impacted American life—through the people who invented them and the people who built and operated them—and new forms of transportation that revolutionized society—through the people who designed them as well as the people who built and used them. Hannah Montague, who revolutionized the clothing industry with her highly popular detachable collars and cuffs, and Clementine Lamadrid, who either helped save starving New Yorkers or scammed the public into contributing to her One-Cent Coffee Stands, help tell the human stories of the Industrial Revolution. Twenty-one engaging and fun crosscurricular activities bring the times and technologies to life. Kids will make an assembly line sandwich, analyze the interchangeable parts of a common household fixture, weave a placemat, tell a story through photographs, and much more. Resources include books to read, places to visit, and websites to explore. Cheryl Mullenbach is a former history teacher, librarian, public television project manager, and K-12 social studies consultant. She is the author of Double Victory: How African American Women Broke Race and Gender Barriers to Help Win World War II and has contributed to An Encyclopedia of American Women at War. She lives in Panora, Iowa.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Charting The World

Author : Richard Panchyk
ISBN : 9781569769188
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 40.60 MB
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Maps have been a part of human culture since the days of scratching on cave walls, and this richly illustrated history chronicles the road from simple diagrams used to avoid danger to the complex, navigational charts used today. Displaying an array of historic atlases and a variety of cartography styles, this book allows young readers to test their map-reading skills while discovering the intricate beauty and the wealth of information held within. Geographical concepts are spotlighted through an assortment of guided activities--including finding the elevation of hills, plotting a course with a magnetic compass, creating three-dimensional land models using a contour map, and performing a plot survey. Drawing the conclusion that the study of geography and maps is crucial to understanding an ever-changing planet, this handbook discloses the ways in which technological advances in cartography can further discussions on climate change, warfare, environmental conservation, population growth, and other timely topics.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

American Folk Art For Kids

Author : Richard Panchyk
ISBN : 9781613741191
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 38.3 MB
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Contains instruction for twenty-one activities related to folk art.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Best Books For Children

Author : Catherine Barr
ISBN : 1591580854
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 30.3 MB
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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines