California

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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 ...
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Overview

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.

Introduces the beautiful, diverse, and wealthy state of California.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592962839
  • Publisher: The Childs World Inc
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Series: Welcome to the U. S. A. Series
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.64 (w) x 8.28 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Table of Contents

Welcome to California! 4
Mountains, Valleys, and Coasts 6
A Trip Through Time 13
Government by the People 20
Californians at Work 24
Getting to Know Californians 28
Let's Explore California! 33
Important Dates 41
Glossary 42
Did You Know? 42
At a Glance 43
State Symbols 44
Making California Salsa 44
State Song 45
Famous Californians 46
Want to Know More? 47
Index 48
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