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California

by Ann Heinrichs, Matt Kania
     
 

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America is beautiful because its land and people are so varied ... 50 proud states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico ... each with its own history and heroes, landforms, and life-style. And now each has its own story told, its people profiled, its greatness celebrated, in one of the 52 volumes comprising America the Beautiful. The material covered… See more details below

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America is beautiful because its land and people are so varied ... 50 proud states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico ... each with its own history and heroes, landforms, and life-style. And now each has its own story told, its people profiled, its greatness celebrated, in one of the 52 volumes comprising America the Beautiful. The material covered corresponds to social studies curricula for grades 5 through 8. However, with their crisp, clear writing ... breathtaking, full-color graphics ... and wealth of factual material, logically organized to invite easy reference ... these books are completely suitable for students from grade 4 through high school. In every book of America the Beautiful, the engagingly written text covers the geography, history, government, economy, arts, and recreation of the state, concluding with an exciting "tour" of significant sights. Then comes the remarkably complete reference section, usually over 30 pages and designed in a way that allows students to find easily the information they are looking for.

The reference section includes:
-- Facts at a Glance, including key statistics on all aspects of the state, conveniently arranged by subject
-- Important Dates, an outline chronology of the state's history
-- Important People, dozens of profiles of the state's leading historical and contemporary men and women in politics, commerce and industry, the arts and other areas; many of these notables are pictured
-- Map Section, a full-page political map of the state plus specialized maps graphically depicting topography, population, products, precipitation, counties, and major roads
-- Index of names, subjects, and illustrations.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-In age-appropriate vocabulary, each title discusses the history, geography, culture, government, famous residents, and attractions of its respective state. Great color photographs, maps, and reproductions enhance the texts. Similar in style and format to the "From Sea to Shining Sea" series (Children's), but less comprehensive, these books serve a slightly younger audience. Both meet national and state curriculum standards.-Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592962839
Publisher:
The Childs World Inc
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Series:
Welcome to the U. S. A. Series
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
9.64(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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