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. Phillis Wheatley: Phillis Wheatley was just another child kidnapped into slavery from Senegal, until she began to show enormous intellectual promise, eventually shocking a room of Boston scholars by translating Ovid at the age of fourteen. Wheatley would go on to become a major voice in the American literary scene and would pave the way for African American writers to come. "These attractive titles serve not only as quality report sources, but also as general interest titles." - School Library Journal
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