Learn about Marquis De Lafayette, one of the most important people of the American Revolution. French by birth, but with an American heart, this man was the French hero of the American Revolution-he convinced France to support the American colonists in their endeavor for independence from the British. During the course of his life he participated in three revolutions-one in America, and two in France. His entire life was dedicated to giving the people a voice in government. Unabridged audio CD; approximately 1 hour 40 minutes; 2 CDs; performed by Benjamin Becker.
Biographies For Grades 4-8 Correlated to the Curriculum Extend the learning through this new biography series. The Library of American Lives and Times use extensive primary resources as it brings American history to life for your students. Learn about some of the greatest players who helped in shaping America as it grew from a colony to a world super power. Through a chronological narrative, enriched with diary entries, letters, and other primary documents, students will learn about the various stages of our nation's development, as well as learning to think about history from the perspective of both individuals and society. By learning about history from a particular and unique biographical perspective, each student will learn about the following themes that form the framework for the social studies standards: Culture; People, Places, and Environments; Individual Development and Identity; Individuals, Groups, and Institutions; Power, Authority, and Governance; Production, Distribution, and Consumption; Global Connections: Civic Ideals and Practices. These books are comprehensive biographical treatments of important Americans, emphasizing not just their lives, but the times in which they lived. Each book is 112 pages with dynamic full-color photos throughout. Text is designed to make the navigation and comprehension of these more extensive supplemental books an easy transition from the third-grade material under the PowerKids Press imprint. Marquis De Lafayette: A leader in American victories against the British in the American Revolutionary War, Lafayette also championed the Americans cause at peace talks in France. Lafayettes life story interwoven with issues of international diplomacy, military expertise, and contributions to another nations fight for freedom, is an important reminder that not all the heroes of the American Revolution were American. "These attractive titles serve not only as quality report sources, but also as general interest titles." - School Library Journal