United Kingdom (National Geographic Countries of the World Series)

United Kingdom (National Geographic Countries of the World Series)

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by Rachel Bean
     
 

Discover the small island that once "ruled the waves." Visit the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. Learn about Welsh festivals. Meet Florence Nightingale.

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Discover the small island that once "ruled the waves." Visit the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. Learn about Welsh festivals. Meet Florence Nightingale.

National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.
Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information. 

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Barbara L. Talcroft
Students planning reports will welcome this "Countries of the World" series with its abundance of information packed into an appealing format illustrated by the lively and well-reproduced color photos one would expect from National Geographic. Five sections cover geography, nature, history, people and culture, and government and economy, each highlighted by an appropriate map and sidebars with interesting, offbeat details. In United Kingdom, writers can learn about British weather (changeable), spectacular mountains, lakes and fens, and glimpse the Thames Barrier that protects London against storm surges. The U.K.s adaptable wildlife includes foxes in cities, puffins on islands and a magnificent red deer stag pictured on a Scottish moor, while the history section whisks readers through the centuries with Celts, Romans, Saxons, Vikings and Normans. Especially fascinating are the pages about the 19th and 20th centuries, epitomized by a photograph of a deserted cotton mill brooding beside a canal. People and festivals are fun; a few paragraphs relating to the arts include photos of a Turner painting and a Shakespearean production (much more research would be needed). After a brief look at political parties and traditions in government, kids will appreciate the extra features: a useful bibliography of books, inviting websites and National Geographic articles as well as some super suggestions for ways to add zest to a report about the U.K. The final endpapers reveal a timeline of British history. This attractive series will be fun for browsers and offer a motivating push for reluctant report-writers. Reviewer: Barbara L. Talcroft

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426301261
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
09/11/2007
Series:
National Geographic Countries of the World Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.57(w) x 9.82(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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