Michigan (Portraits of the States)

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This exciting new series gives young readers their first in-depth look at the United States. Each volume provides a colorful, comprehensive portrait of a state's history, people, land, economy, and government. Readers will enjoy the "Fun Facts" sprinkled throughout each book and learn even more about state facts, symbols, and famous people. A chapter on "Things to See and Do" explores each state's unique places and activities. Each title includes a time line, biographies of notable people, informative maps and ...

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Overview

This exciting new series gives young readers their first in-depth look at the United States. Each volume provides a colorful, comprehensive portrait of a state's history, people, land, economy, and government. Readers will enjoy the "Fun Facts" sprinkled throughout each book and learn even more about state facts, symbols, and famous people. A chapter on "Things to See and Do" explores each state's unique places and activities. Each title includes a time line, biographies of notable people, informative maps and charts, a glossary, recommended books and Web sites, and an index.

If you like to ride in a car listening to Motown sounds, thank Michigan. Henry Ford and others were automotive pioneers, and one-third of the state's factory workers still make cars there. Motown, named after the "Motor City" (Detroit), has a museum where the record label began. Michigan's top-rated business climate keeps residents hard at work, but the state is also a great place to play. With the longest freshwater shoreline in the world, Michigan touches four of the five Great Lakes and is a favorite boating and fishing destination. The Upper Peninsula offers great cross-country skiing and quaint mining towns.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
It can be argued that Michigan combines two states in one. In the south, the Lower Peninsula sits on the map like a child's mitten. Contained within the Lower Michigan Peninsula are second growth forests, farmland, and urban areas surrounding Detroit. By far, the majority of Michigan's people reside in this lower portion of the state. To the north, bordered by Lake Superior and Lake Huron, is the rugged Upper Peninsula. Here in the UP, as locals refer to this wild part of the state, human inhabitants deal with tough winters and the changing moods of the seasons. Taken as a whole, Michigan is one of the most beautiful states in the Midwest, and a place of great human and natural potential. In this chapter of the illustrated "Portraits of the States" series, readers will encounter some aspects of this forested land. As is the case with other books in this set, this text features a compact narrative with numerous illustrations. This is an introductory work and should be taken as such. Aimed at younger elementary level readers, Michigan offers a controlled vocabulary approach to the study of this Midwestern state.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780836846461
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
  • Publication date: 7/1/2005
  • Series: Portraits of the States Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 706,465
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction 4

Chapter 2 History 6

Time Line 13

Chapter 3 People 14

Chapter 4 The Land 18

Chapter 5 Economy 22

Chapter 6 Government 24

Chapter 7 Things to See and Do 26

Glossary 30

To Find Out More 31

Index 32

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