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Illinois: (One Nation)
     

Illinois: (One Nation)

by Capstone Press Geography Department, Illinois State Board of Education (Consultant), Special Assistant to the Superintendent (Consultant), Richard A. Capriola (Consultant)
 

Provides an overview of the state of Illinois, covering its history, geography, economy, people, and points of interest.

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Provides an overview of the state of Illinois, covering its history, geography, economy, people, and points of interest.

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Children's Literature
"Fast Facts about Illinois" begin this book from the "One Nation" series. Chapter one grabs the readers attention by describing how the first skyscraper was built in Chicago and the Sears tower is the world's second tallest building. Chapter two describes the geography, wildlife and weather of Illinois. Chapter three details the various ethnic groups that inhabit the state. Chapter four explores the history of Illinois, including the French explorers, the Indian wars, the Great Chicago Fire, and gang influences during the 1920s. Chapter five describe the different business and industries of Illinois. Chapter six explores the different areas of interest for tourists throughout the state. Appendices include a timeline, "Famous Illinoisans," a glossary, and further references. Maps, photographs, and reproductions of paintings attract the eye in this brief but thorough exploration of the state. 2003, Capstone Press, Ages 8 up.
— Amie Rose Rotruck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736812375
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Series:
Why in the World? Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
8 - 9 Years

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