Learn all about Sam Houston, a soldier, a general, a U.S. Congressman and Senator, the president of a country, and a governor, through these primary source documents. He was the only person to serve as governor in two states, Tennessee and Texas. He was a citizen of five nations, the United States, the Cherokee, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States of America. He established himself to be one of the most colorful and important figures to appear on the frontier. He helped to shape the history of Texas, as well as the history of the United States.
Unabridged audio CD; approximately 2 hours 1 minute; 2 CDs.
The Library of American Lives and Times 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. Sam Houston: One of the leaders and founders of Texas, Sam Houston confronted all of the prevailing issues of his day. Adopted into a Native American tribe, he fought for fair treatment of Indians in the halls of Congress. Faced with the dissolution of the Union during the Civil War, he tried to lead Texas away from secession. A frontiersman, soldier, and patriot, Houstons influence can be felt well beyond the borders of the Lone Star State. "A great book for your biography collection." Puget Sound Council "These attractive titles serve not only as quality report sources, but also as general interest titles." - School Library Journal
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