Texas

Texas

by T. Sievert
     
 

Provides an overview of the state of Texas, covering its history, geography, government, economy, people, and culture. Includes maps, facts, and a timeline.  See more details below

Overview

Provides an overview of the state of Texas, covering its history, geography, government, economy, people, and culture. Includes maps, facts, and a timeline.

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Children's Literature
This "Land of Liberty" series entry includes information about the state's geography, weather, history, government, economy, and people. Text is straightforward and informational, unmarred by italicized vocabulary (although there is a glossary), and current with today's newspapers. Included are sidebars, maps, an almanac of statistics, a timeline of important events, a pie chart of the state's ethnic or cultural makeup, famous quotes, trivia facts, a recipe that applies to the state's agricultural strengths, and reader-pleasing notes about pro sports, plus a mention of the battles such as the Alamo and Goliad in the state's early history. Interesting sidebars include information about the Texas Rangers, what the phrase "Six Flags over Texas" means, Sam Houston, the horned lizard that is the state reptile, and the origins of barbed wire. Useful for report writers, the information is easily locatable, with an index, more suggested informational but not fiction-based reading, and one Internet site that is an omnibus location set up and updated by the publisher to key readers to useful sites with more information about the Lone Star State. 2003, Capstone Press,

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736815949
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Series:
Land of Liberty Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Terri Dougherty has written more than 90 books for children, including 10 weather-related titles. She wrote for newspapers before exploring other writing styles and lives in Appleton, Wisconsin, with her family.

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