Bridges! Why go to the trouble of covering a bridge? Bridges covered with wooden roofs and walls are protected from the sun and rain. That way, the wooden beams and planks do not rot as quickly.

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Bridges! Why go to the trouble of covering a bridge? Bridges covered with wooden roofs and walls are protected from the sun and rain. That way, the wooden beams and planks do not rot as quickly.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531185711
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/28/2008
  • Series: America the Beautiful Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: Library Edition
  • Pages: 144
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Lexile: 980L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Land: The retreat of an icy glacier left behind a land of wildness and beauty     8
First People: Learn about the Algonquian peoples who settled in what is now Connecticut. Read about the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center     20
Exploration and Settlement: English farmers brought democratic government into the region     30
Growth and Change: Industry and inventiveness thrive in the growing state     42
More Modern Times: War, peace, and social change carry the state from the past into the future     56
People: Read about some folks who have called Connecticut home, including singer Paul Robeson and playwright Eugene O'Neill     66
Government: From the statehouse to the town hall, democracy remains in action     82
Economy: Find out how factories, farms, and insurance offices keep Connecticuters at work     94
Travel Guide: Help make maple syrup or apple cider, splash in the waves of Long Island Sound, or sing sea chanteys aboard a historic ship     104
Project Room
Projects     116
Timeline     122
Glossary     125
Fast Facts     126
Biographical Dictionary     133
Resources     137
Index     139
Author's Tips and Source Notes     143

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