John Paul Jones and the American Navy

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Extend the learning through this new biography series. The Library of American Lives and Times use extensive primary resources as it brings American history to life for your students.

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Overview

The Library of American Lives and Times ™

Biographies For Grades 4-8 Correlated to the Curriculum

Extend the learning through this new biography series. The Library of American Lives and Times use extensive primary resources as it brings American history to life for your students.

Learn about some of the greatest players who helped in shaping America as it grew from a colony to a world super power. Through a chronological narrative, enriched with diary entries, letters, and other primary documents, students will learn about the various stages of our nation's development, as well as learning to think about history from the perspective of both individuals and society.

By learning about history from a particular and unique biographical perspective, each student will learn about the following themes that form the framework for the social studies standards: Culture; People, Places, and Environments; Individual Development and Identity; Individuals, Groups, and Institutions; Power, Authority, and Governance; Production, Distribution, and Consumption; Global Connections: Civic Ideals and Practices.

These books are comprehensive biographical treatments of important Americans, emphasizing not just their lives, but the times in which they lived. Each book is 112 pages with dynamic full-color photos throughout. Text is designed to make the navigation and comprehension of these more extensive supplemental books an easy transition from the third-grade material under the PowerKids Press imprint.

John Paul Jones:
A naval hero in the American Revolution, John Paul Jones lived a life that merged with another story, that of the birth and growth of the American navy. The story of this patriot of the sea gives readers insight into early nautical strategy and technology, and the political and economic causes that sparked the wars in which these naval battles played a pivotal role.

"These attractive titles serve not only as quality report sources, but also as general interest titles." - School Library Journal

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School Library Journal - Audio
Gr 4–8—John Paul Jones is an overlooked hero of the American Revolution. While his victories at sea didn't have a major effect on the outcome of the war, they gave his countrymen a psychological boost and brought the war home to British citizens who now had to worry about enemy warships off their coast. This audiobook does a good job of describing Jones's rise in the ranks of the fledging American navy and the naval campaigns he participated in. It doesn't do as well in fleshing out his personality. While it is noted that he spent three years working on a slave-trading ship, it doesn't back up the assertion that Jones left the slave trade after three years because he disapproved of the institution. Jones's problems with rebellious crew members are documented, but we are never told whether it was unusual for a captain to face multiple mutinies during his career, or whether there was something about Jones in particular that frequently antagonized his crew. The biography spends a lot of time on the behind-the-scenes intrigues Jones was often involved in. Benjamin Becker provides a solid narration of James Bradford's book (Rosen, 2005).—David Bilmes, Schaghticoke Middle School, New Milford, CT
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455808564
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 5/20/2011
  • Series: Library of American Lives and Times Series , #0
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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