Smart About the Fifty States  -     By: Jon Buller, Susan Schade
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Smart About the Fifty States

Grosset & Dunlap / 2003 / Paperback

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Take a cross-country trip with a class of students who love learning about America! Kid-friendly drawings and text highlight fascinating trivia from each state, it's nickname and capital. Illustrations also show how our country expanded, how the flag grew and all of our fifty presidents. 64 pages, softcover. 9-12 years old.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 64
Vendor: Grosset & Dunlap
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 9 X 7 X 0.13 (inches)
ISBN: 0448431319
ISBN-13: 9780448431314

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The kids in Ms. Brandt's class create a special report on the United States of America, with each child doing research on ten states. There's a double-spread map of the whole U.S. and a page for every state jam-packed with trivia, interesting facts, handwritten captions, and jokes. At the end of the book is a map showing how the United States grew over time, a spread on the presidents and what states they hailed from, as well as a "bibliography" of books the kids used in their research. Written by a team of well-known author/artists, this 64-page Smart About History book is a great guide for kids.

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  1. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    August 21, 2009
    Jackie Schinkel
    Very well thought out project. Planning a cross-country trip or want to know thw U.S.A better? Let the kids read up on the sites and places they might want to see.
  2. 1 Stars Out Of 5
    October 26, 2008
    Shannon Turner
    I was looking for curriculum and saw this book, read the review, and looked at the book preview pages. I was happy to see the previous reviewer said that, although this book isn't written from a Christian perspective, she saw nothing offensive in it; however, when I looked at the preview included on this site, I noticed something to the contrary. On the Alabama page (p.8), it mentions how one cave in Alabama has 10,000-year-old bones in it. These subtle things can tear down our children's faith in the Bible. The Bible teaches the earth is only about 6,000 years old. Needless to say, I don't think I'll be purchasing this book.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    March 22, 2008
    Christine
    This book was written by public school kids, telling fun facts about each of the states. I think it's well written and great for kids to learn their state capitals and little things about each of the states. It includes past Presidents as well. The fun drawings, the neat facts make it a great book for kids who are just a little curious about each of the states. My kids love it and makes it a great addition to our geography unit study. Though it's not written from a Christian perspective, I found nothing offensive in it. I highly recommend this book!
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