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"A Step into History" Series from Scholastic will introduce your upper elementary and middle school students to impactful times in history that shaped America.
Immigration & America introduces students to the people from around the world who were drawn to America with hopes of a better life. Discover what they contributed to American culture, what difficulties they faced, and more. 144 pages, softcover. Grades 5-8.
Millions of people from all over the world left their homelands in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to come to the United States. Their journerys were often long and perilous, but to these huddled masses, the sight of the Statue of Liberty signified hope for a new beginning in their new home-America. Whether settling in city tenements or heading west for life on the frontier, these immigrants toiled to achieve the lives they had dreamed about. Their experiences helped to shape our national identity and heritage. Over one hundred vintage photographs, posters, and paintings from the archives of the Library of Congress-often called " the storehouse of the national memory"-remind us of what becoming American meant to millions of people.
This classic children's story follows Jessie from her homeland in Russia, across the ocean, and to her new home in New York City. Gorgeously illustrated by P.J. Lynch, the large scale pictures portray a gentle view of the hardships in her life as well as the adventure, beauty, and life found in everyday living. A fantastic introduction to Ellis Island and the history of immigration for young children. Paperback.
The Landmark History of the American People, Volume 1: From Plymouth to the WestDaniel J. Boorstin, Ruth F. BoorstinAvyx Inc / 2013 / Trade Paperback$24.99Availability: In StockStock No: WW570137
Originally published as The Landmark History of the American People from Plymouth to Appomattox, which came out in 22 chapters from 1968-1987, this edition features new text alongside updated and revised text and new, colorful illustrations, timelines, and maps.
The first in a 2-volume series, this book covers the plantations and earliest settlements from Massachusetts to Virginia, the path towards the Revolutionary War, immigration and new states post-Revolution, and Westward Expansion. Engaging, lively chapters are filled with the dramatic true stories of history, giving students a unique perspective into the lives of people who lived long ago, yet continue to impact the character of our nation. Image-rich chapters feature numerous art reproductions, annotated maps, and helpful graphics. Readers will gain an understanding of the trajectories of historical events and the people who influenced the course of history through this unique history text. 169 pages, indexed, softcover. Grades 6 & up.
Journeys in Time: A New Atlas of American History is a fantastic history resource that traces the history of America through maps and stories. America is defined by movement, from the First Nations people to European settlement to slaves to immigrants. This unique book features two-page spreads that highlight individuals' journeys; some are famous, like Christopher Columbus, the Mayflower, Daniel Boone and the Wilderness Road, and Lewis and Clark, while others focus more on events and the common people who lived through them-Rosa Cristoforo's immigration from Italy to America, Graciela Moreno's cyclical journeys as a migrant worker. Beginning with the Anishinabe origin story through one boy's exit from Vietnam in 1976, this resource is a unique way to interact with maps, movement, and the past. 48 indexed pages, softcover. Grades 4-7.
Time Travelers: Industrial Revolution through the Great DepressionHomeschool in the Woods / Compact disc$28.95Availability: In StockStock No: WW449113
Create your own lapbook, supplement your unit studies, and bring some more life into your textbook studies with Homeschool in the Woods's sixth installment in the Time Travelers History Study CD-ROM collection! Covering the 1860s through 1939, your children will discover interesting events and people of the era through hands-on projects, experiences, and more.
"The Industrial Revolution through the Great Depression" contains 25 lessons that can spread across 5-10 weeks, covering several eras and witnessing changes in American history as it reached a modern age. Topics include: The Transcontinental Railroad, The Indian Wars, The Gilded Age, Innovations & Inventors, Immigration, Growth of the Nation, People of Interest, The Progressive Era, WWI, The Roaring 20s, The Stock Market Crash, The Dust Bowl, and more.
The CD includes each lesson's text pages, project overview pages, and a wide variety of masters for projects. Photos and drawings help illustrate the directions for completing over 50 activities; choose the projects that work best for your family! Five "Project Days" are built into the schedule to help allow for extra time to complete outstanding projects.
Teacher helps, resource lists, teacher keys, and "guide-at-a-glance" pages are also included. This one-page guide will allow the teacher to see the whole schedule of upcoming topics and projects on one page. Tastefully laid out for inclusion in your three-ring binder, this unit study will give both the teacher and students a thorough, exciting adventure into the past!
Suggested Grades: 3-8
An account of Robert Louis Stevenson's twelve day journey from New York to California in 1879, interwoven with a history of the building of the transcontinental railroad and the settling of the West. 160 pages, softcover.
Pull out this handy Barchart when you need a refresher on Immigration Law! This laminated chart includes color-coded sections featuring key definitions and specific case examples for each area of immigration law, and more. 6-pages (3 double-sided panels).