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Welcome to Iraq

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From the ancient Sumerians, who invented writing and the wheel, to former dictator Saddam Hussein -- Iraqis have played key roles in world events throughout Iraq's history. Join this voyage of discovery and take a closer look at the lives of the Iraqi people and the land of the Kurds, camels, Babylonia, and Baghdad.
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Overview

From the ancient Sumerians, who invented writing and the wheel, to former dictator Saddam Hussein -- Iraqis have played key roles in world events throughout Iraq's history. Join this voyage of discovery and take a closer look at the lives of the Iraqi people and the land of the Kurds, camels, Babylonia, and Baghdad.
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Children's Literature
Did you know licorice grows in Iraq? Or that most artwork is created in flower shapes, circles and squares, and called arabesque? This easy to read, nonfiction, middle reader is a fascinating, simple look at Iraq. The book, part of the "Welcome to My Country" series, includes information about family life, education, religion, economics, the land, and the history of Iraq. Each section contains three simple paragraphs overflowing with facts about Iraq. Readers will learn that most Iraqis work a six day week, and men are not encouraged to mix with females. However, Iraq is one of the few Arab countries where females are encouraged to receive an education. The final pages contain a glossary, list of books, and websites to explore. This book is a great choice for students in a social studies curriculum studying Iraq. 2004, Gareth Stevens Publishing, Ages 8 to 12.
—Mindy Hardwick
School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-Children often have many questions about the names and places they hear in the news. These books offer current information about the people of Iraq and Afghanistan, their customs, family life, government, and much more. Each section is prominently labeled with a bold heading. The authors do acknowledge and mention the great damage war does to a country and its people, but their main focus is to introduce readers to the people and their different ways of life in these nations. "Quick Facts" sections provide important, at-a-glance information. The vibrant photographs are absolutely spectacular and appear on every page, accompanied by clearly written captions. With easy-to-read texts, the pages are set up in a child-friendly manner. These titles are appropriate for reports, but inviting and informative enough for children who just want to know more about these countries.-Anne L. Tormohlen, Deerfield Elementary School, Lawrence, KS Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780836825596
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Series: Welcome to My Country Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Welcome to Iraq! 5
The Land 6
History 10
Government and the Economy 16
People and Lifestyle 20
Language 28
Arts 30
Leisure 34
Food 40
Map 42
Quick Facts 44
Glossary 46
Books, Videos, Web Sites 47
Index 48
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