The U.S. Capitol (American Symbols Series)


Provides an introduction to the United States Capitol building, including its history, designer, construction, reconstruction, location, and importance as a symbol of the United States.

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Provides an introduction to the United States Capitol building, including its history, designer, construction, reconstruction, location, and importance as a symbol of the United States.

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K-Gr 2-Designed to support U.S. history standards, each title begins with a bulleted "Fast Facts" page. Each spread has just enough information to maintain interest and includes modern and archival photos, maps, and illustrations. The first title focuses on the history of Ellis Island and its importance as a national monument. In the second, DeGezelle discusses the design contest, construction, changes, and the importance of the U.S. Capitol. In The Star-Spangled Banner, Yanuck briefly describes the events that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the poem that was later set to music and eventually became our national anthem. In Uncle Sam, she shows the growth and development of the political cartoon and image. Each title contains a hands-on activity and two books for further reading. The publisher's site asks readers to type in the ISBN number and Fact Hound brings up appropriate sites. They generally have more information and activities than the books. Serviceable additions for instructional use.-Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736849906
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Series: American Symbols Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 538,142
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Table of Contents

U.S. Capitol Fast Facts 4
American Symbol of Democracy 6
The Contest 8
Building the Capitol 10
War and Rebuilding 12
Changes to the Capitol 14
The Capitol and the Civil War 16
The U.S. Capitol Today 18
Timeline 20
Hands On: Make a Capitol Model 22
Words to Know 23
Internet Sites 24
Index 24
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