Desert Communities Past and Present

Desert Communities Past and Present

by Cynthia Louise Jenson-Elliott


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476551418
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Series: First Facts: Who Lived Here Series
Pages: 24
Product dimensions: 8.13(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.06(d)
Lexile: 690L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

Cindy Jenson-Elliott is the author of several books and hundreds of articles for children and adults. She fell in love with poetry in second grade and decided to become a writer. Writing nonfiction books gives her a chance to learn new things. Her nonfiction book Zombies was a San Diego Book Award finalist. When she is not writing, Cindy teaches science and gardening to children. She lives in California with her family of one husband, two children, two hermit crabs, one snake, one guinea pig, nine fish, and one preying mantis. She loves to hike and swim long distances in the ocean, where she often sees seals, rays, dolphins and sharks.

Table of Contents

People come to the Desert 4

Hunting and Gathering 6

Cliff Dwellers 8

Spaniards Arrive 10

Ranching 12

Roads Cross the Desert 14

Town Spring Up 16

Desert Cities Bloom 18

Clean Energy 20

Amazing But True! 21

Glossary 22


Internet Sites 23

Critical Thinking Using the Common Core 24

Index 24

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