Robert Fulton and the Development of the Steamboat

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Overview

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.

Robert Fulton:
Robert Fulton’s failure as a painter led to one of the most important technological advances of the industrial age: the steamboat. Fulton’s designs and personal influence linked together America’s waterways and revolutionized trade and travel for a century to come.

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Gr 5-8-The life and times of this complex and creative man are captured in this attractive presentation replete with maps and full-color reproductions of building sketches and period paintings. Fulton is described not just in terms of his own designs, but also in terms of the work of others who were engaged in submarine and steamboat development. He believed that nothing was impossible and persevered even when the tide of political and public opinion did not support him. Even while he was improving on steam navigation, he continued to perfect his naval weaponry, especially mines and torpedoes. Perhaps one of the most interesting points in this book is the concluding one, that for Fulton, an invention did not only have to be useful, but also needed to be profitable. A complete look at a man with a variety of interests and great ambitions.-Edith Ching, St. Albans School, Mt. St. Alban, Washington, DC Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455811182
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 12/28/2011
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Age range: 9 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.12 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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