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The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
     

The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

by A. R. Schaefer, Adam R. Schaefer
 

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Important history lessons that appeal to students

With clear and energetic writing, these books explore key events in American history. Students learn the facts behind important events like the battle of Little Bighorn, the siege at the Alamo, and the first winter at Jamestown.

Easy-to-read text

Clear maps, detailed

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Important history lessons that appeal to students

With clear and energetic writing, these books explore key events in American history. Students learn the facts behind important events like the battle of Little Bighorn, the siege at the Alamo, and the first winter at Jamestown.

Easy-to-read text

Clear maps, detailed timelines, and archival illustrations hold students’ attention and reinforce the central lessons. Each book includes 48 pages of easy-to-read text, full-color photographs and graphics, and supporting information including a glossary, focus boxes, and primary source documents.

Reading Level: 5

Interest Level: 6-12

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Children's Literature
Part of the "Events That Shaped America" series, this book describes the working conditions of many immigrants in New York City in the early 1900s, the fire in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory (which could have been prevented), and the workers' rights and safety regulations that became laws after the tragedy. The authors also include an index, a time line, a list of further information, a glossary of difficult or key words, and a list of things to "think about and do." The activities mentioned are not the "hands on" type of activities, instead they are the type of activities where readers will research an event and then write about what they would have done in that historical setting. There are illustrations or photographs on every page. This is a good source of information for those wanting to learn more about the beginnings of safety regulations and workers rights. For further information on conditions of immigrants in New York, Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924 by Deborah Hopkinson is also a good resource. 2004, Gareth Stevens Publishing, Ages 8 to 12.
—Joella Peterson
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-These books use dramatic episodes from American history as focal points and then provide the necessary background to create a more complete understanding of that period. All three have the same format: an introduction, four succinct chapters, and a conclusion. Excellent photographs and reproductions appear throughout, and text boxes with background and supplemental facts are also included. Moon Landing describes the Apollo program and then briefly traces recent developments in space exploration. A sidebar offers perspective on the technology of the 1960s to today's computer-savvy youngsters: "People still had black-and-white televisions." In the second title, reproductions of old newspaper articles, period photos, and a diagram enhance the description of the fire at the Triangle factory in New York City in 1911. Lexington and Concord traces the events leading up to the battle and the beginning of the Revolutionary War. Clear maps indicate both the distribution of immigrant groups in the 13 Colonies and the routes taken by the British and the Patriots. Although they are not in-depth treatments, these volumes just might grab readers' interest.-Gloria Koster, West School, New Canaan, CT Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780836854114
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Publication date:
07/03/2003
Series:
Landmark Events in American History Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
10 - 17 Years

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