Arkansas

Arkansas

by R. Olien, C. Fred Williams
     
 

Provides an overview of the state of Arkansas, covering its history, geography, government, economy, people, and culture. Includes maps, facts, and a timeline.

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Provides an overview of the state of Arkansas, covering its history, geography, government, economy, people, and culture. Includes maps, facts, and a timeline.

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Children's Literature
This "Land of Liberty" series entry includes information about the state's geography, weather, history, government, economy, and people. Text is straightforward and informational, unmarred by italicized vocabulary (although there is a glossary), and current with today's newspapers. Included are sidebars, maps, an almanac of statistics, a timeline of important events, famous quotes, trivia facts, a recipe that applies to the state's agricultural strengths, and reader-pleasing notes about pro sports. There is mention of the many natural resources that give the state its nickname and the large corporations such as Tysons Chicken and Wal-Mart that started there, as well as Little Rock's role in desegregation during the civil rights era. Sidebars include information about the Crater of Diamonds State Park where visitors have found over 22,000 diamonds in the past thirty years, about Bill Clinton, and about Sam Walton. Useful for report writers, the information is easily locatable, with an index, more suggested informational but not fiction-based reading, and one Internet site, that is an omnibus location set up and updated by the publisher to key readers to useful sites with more information about the Natural State. 2003, Capstone Press,

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736815727
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Series:
Snakes Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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Meet the Author

Rebecca Olien was an elementary school teacher for 20 years. She has since written over 50 books for children and educators. Currently, she is an instructional designer and curriculum developer.

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