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How Children Lived by Christopher Rice
Geography from A to Z: A Picture Glossary
Jack Knowlton - 1997
This broad introduction to the fascinating world around us explores our planet’s physical features from the highest mountain peak to the deepest ocean trench. The team behind Maps & Globes proves that geography can indeed be an adventure.This picture glossary, filled with accessible information to help children better understand geography and the environment, was praised by Kirkus as “an attractive introduction to geography’s rich vocabulary.”
Castle: Medieval Days and Knights (A Sabuda & Reinhart Pop-up Book)
Kyle Olmon - 2006
Over fifteen intricate pop-ups accompany Kyle Olmon's fascinating text, which guides readers through the different aspects of life in a medieval castle. Readers will learn about knighting ceremonies, battles, and feasts. The true majesty of castles is fully realized when this book is opened to reveal a stunning 3-dimensional medieval world. Illustrations by Tracy Sabin
You Wouldn't Want to Be a Victorian Servant!: A Thankless Job You'd Rather Not Have
Fiona MacDonald - 2005
In 1885 there aren't many employment choices. You could choose to be a farmhand, shop assistant or factory worker.Your family thinks you should be a servant, but the pay is bad, the hours are long and there's not much personal freedom.
Early Modern Europe, 1450-1789
Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks - 2006
Six central topics - individuals in society, politics and power, cultural and intellectual life, religion, economics and technology - are explored in two chronological sections, 1450-1600 and 1600-1789. The text takes in Europe in its entirety, eastward to the Ottoman Empire, northward to Sweden, and southward to Portugal, includes European colonies overseas, and integrates religious, ethnic, gender, class, and regional differences. Students are encouraged to think about continuities as well as changes across this formative period and throughout the text, maps, illustrations, timelines, and textboxes of original sources and featured topics illuminate the narrative. Online resources include primary source material, music examples and regularly updated bibliographies.
If Your Name Was Changed At Ellis Island
Ellen Levine - 1994
If your name were changed at Ellis Island--Would everyone in your family travel together?--How long would you stay at Ellis Island?--Would your name be changed?This book tells you what it was like if when Ellis Island was opened in 1892 as a center for immigrants coming to live in America.
The Periodic Table: Elements with Style!
Simon Basher - 2007
Designed to resemble popular networking Web sites, the pages of this book feature "homepages" for each of the chemical elements -- complete with witty and informative profiles written by the elements themselves, plus a personally chosen picture.Book Details: Format: Paperback Publication Date: 6/12/2007 Pages: 128 Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
The Course of Mexican History
Michael C. Meyer - 1979
The Course of Mexican History has been updated and revised to address these remarkable transformations. This seventh edition offers a completely up-to-date, lively, and engaging survey from pre-Columbian times to the present. New sections cover the dramatic 2000 election of Vicente Fox to the presidency of Mexico; the privatization of state-owned enterprises and the concept of the free market; and the reaction of the communities of rural Mexico to this economic "progress." Lavishly illustrated throughout, the text features 250 photographs and drawings, and 14 maps for easy reference. The leading textbook in its field, The Course of Mexican History is indispensable for students interested in Mexican history, politics, economics, and culture.
Lives of Extraordinary Women: Rulers, Rebels ~ and What the Neighbors Thought
Kathleen Krull - 2000
Lives of Extraordinary Women turns the spotlight on women who have wielded power, revealing their feats--and flaws--for all the world to see. Here you'll find twenty of the most influential women in history: queens, warriors, prime ministers, first ladies, revolutionary leaders. Some are revered. Others are notorious. What were they really like? In this grand addition to their highly praised series, Kathleen Krull and Kathryn Hewitt celebrate some of the world's most noteworthy women, ranging from the famous to those whose stories have rarely been told. Features twenty extraordinary women, including:CleopatraJoan of ArcElizabeth IHarriet TubmanEleanor RooseveltEva Perón
Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the World, Volume Two: From 1000 CE to the Present
Robert L. Tignor - 2002
Worlds Together, Worlds Apart is organized around major world history stories and themes: the emergence of cities, the building of the Silk Road, the spread of major religions, the spread of the Black Death, the Age of Exploration, alternatives to 19th-century capitalism, the rise of modern nation-states and empires, and more. In the Third Edition, the text has been compressed and streamlined to heighten emphasis on world history stories and themes throughout.
If You Lived In Colonial Times
Ann McGovern - 1964
If you lived in colonial times--What kind of clothes would you wear?--Would you go to school?--What would happen if you didn't behave?This book tells you what it was like to live in the New England colonies during the years 1565 to 1776.
Ms. Frizzle's Adventures: Medieval Castle
Joanna Cole - 2003
FRIZZLE'S ADVENTURES, the Friz travels back in time to a medieval castle -- and teaches readers all about the Middle Ages.With her reluctant student, Arnold, the Friz slips through a mysterious trap door -- and ends up in the Middle Ages! There, they explore a medieval castle, meeting the people who live there and learning about everyday life within the castle walls. When the castle is threatened by invaders, Arnold and the Friz don chain mail to lead the defense. They repel the invaders just in the nick of time, then they joust and feast before returning to the 21st century. With their careful research and trademark wit, Cole and Degen introduce the many facets of medieval life.
Philip Parker - 2010
Topics include ancient Egypt, the Romans, the Vikings, the Renaissance, Industrial Revolution, World War I and II, the Cold War... and everything in between!Also featured is the most up-to-date coverage of global history up to and including the Arab Spring, the rise of ISIS, Russia and Ukraine, and much more.World History shows and explains historic moments and movements from across the globe using contemporary photography, iconic maps, and stunning paintings.Follow humanity's journey and discover all the key thinkers, leaders, ideas, and inventions that shaped the world we live in today."
The Twentieth-Century World and Beyond: An International History Since 1900
William R. Keylor - 1984
The book's unique analytical framework--which focuses on the relationships between these countries rather than on their individual histories--helps readers to easily examine how the nations of the world have interacted since the beginning of the last century. Extensively revised in this fifth edition, The Twentieth-Century World and Beyond reflects the latest scholarship and also features photographs for the first time--more than fifty throughout the text. The new edition addresses such issues as refugees and stateless persons, human rights, the environment, and the events of September 11, 2001. Updated to include the war on terrorism, military action in Iraq, and the causes and consequences of globalization, this edition also explores the expanding role of nongovernmental organizations, the threat of AIDS to world order, narcotics trafficking, and environmental degradation. Examining a wide range of countries, The Twentieth-Century World and Beyond, Fifth Edition, is ideal for undergraduate and graduate courses in twentieth-century international history, twentieth-century world history, and international relations.