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  • Item #: 067070
    ISBN: 9781594764677
    Retail: $95.95
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  • Item #: 044183
    ISBN: 9780689812477
    Retail: $24.99
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    Travel the United States without leaving your chair with this beautiful collection of poems. Fifty poems representing a variety of geographic regions are included, each with its own color illustration. The poems are grouped into regional categories: Northeast, Capital (D.C.), Southeast, Great Lakes, Plains, Mountain, Southwest, and Pacific Coast. Each geographical section contains a map of the states included, plus a page or two of state facts. Well-known poets including Carl Sandburg, Langston Hughes, and Nikki Giovanni lend their voices to this collection, but there are poems by newcomers as well. Selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins, illus. by Stephen Alcorn. 83 pgs, hc. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 013863
    ISBN: 9781931397728
    Retail: $19.95
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    Any description of this atlas has to include a suggestion to view the sample pages online. After all, a picture is worth 1000 words! Looking at this atlas is a visual (and informational) treat. Each state (and Washington D.C.) covers a two-page spread. It has the appearance of looking like a desk blotter; with a journal open showing a map and a brief overview of the state. Surrounding the map are notes, dates, facts, illustrations and trivia "paper clipped" or "taped" in place. Readers are introduced to all of the basics: state birds, flowers, seals, flags, statistics, quarters, events, people, and much more. The maps are topographical with major cities and Interstate highways marked. Thematic maps show farm resources, expansion, population, climate and regions; and the paperback atlas ends with a state almanac and a list of geography terms defined. – Zach
  • Item #: 008076
    ISBN: 9781426306655
    Retail: $38.90
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    Lavishly illustrated with maps, photographs and reproduction paintings, this family reference has appeal for Americans of all ages. Defining the character of America in three words - optimism, action and energy, this National Geographic book will teach and entertain its readers. Chapter 1 begins with the settling of America and the people groups who have made us who we are collectively. Profiles on William Penn and Pocahontas are included along with an interesting article entitled, "Can America be a 'City on the Hill'?" which explores America's religious ideals and the reality of greed and materialism. The second chapter looks at the birth of America including early wars and the constitutional convention. Profiles of Thomas Paine and Abigail Adams are included, and the great historical debate between federalists and anti-federalists is summarized. Chapter 3 covers our expanding nation and profiles Thomas Jefferson and Nat Turner. Chapter 4 offers a look at women's rights, slavery, the Civil War and reconstruction with profiles on Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Abraham Lincoln. Industry and Empire are the focus of chapter 5 with profiles of Andrew Carnegie and Chief Joseph. This is followed by the New Deal and the growth of government. Chapter 6 profiles crusader Ida B. Wells-Barnett and Huey Long. Chapter 7 looks at war, prosperity and social changes from 1941-1968, with profiles of Joseph McCarty and Martin Luther King Jr. The final chapter looks at 1969-present with profiles of Sandra Day O'Conner and Cesar Chavez. A key events timeline is found across the bottom of each chapter's first page which adds to the value of this compelling resource. As we consider where America is today, the author leaves us with the discussion point of more or less government in the economy, which is a question that we will continue to grapple with as we strive to progress as a nation.

    Also included is the entire text of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Gettysburg Address and the Declaration of Sentiments as well as a listing of websites to explore, historical places to visit, and many other helpful resources. Whether you utilize this for school research or a coffee table book to be set out and enjoyed, there is much to appreciate within these pages. HC. 240 pgs. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 029604
    ISBN: 9781931789264
    Retail: $10.00
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  • Item #: 074318
    ISBN: 9780300223484
    Retail: $15.00
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  • Item #: 036081
    ISBN: 9781572627840
    Retail: $12.95
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    This colorful atlas is a great way to introduce students to the basic geographic features of the United States. The atlas is divided into several sections. The first section, Map Skills, explains how to read a map. It briefly covers the topics of scale, latitude/longitude, and different types of map projections. The next section, U.S. Themes, has a political map, physical map, and themed maps that show climate, elevation, average temperature, land use, population density, and more. The United States History section presents maps that represent places, populations, or events at different times in our country's history. For example, there are maps that show the routes of early explorers, battles of the American Revolution, the Underground Railroad, and the Vietnam War. The U.S. Regions section takes a closer look at six areas of the country - the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, and D.C., Puerto Rico and other islands. Each region has a political map, images of state flags, list of largest cities, and small thematic maps that show land use, population density, and average temperature/precipitation. An index at the end of the section gives the page number, latitude, and longitude for cities, landforms and bodies of water. The book concludes with the Atlas section, which contains political and physical maps of the world, the Western Hemisphere, the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. It also has a map of U.S. time zones and an index. 104 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 038411
    ISBN: 9781932096262
    Retail: $17.99
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    This reproducible workbook and curriculum guide is from YWM, publishers of the Heroes of History series comes. Though a great companion to the series, it stands alone and doesn't require the use of the biographies. Each of the 50 states (with an extra for the District of Columbia) receives 2 reproducible worksheets in the book. The main worksheet (identical for every state) prompts students to research and find such information as date of statehood, state motto, current population, natural resources, number of representatives in Congress, and more. It also has students identify features like bodies of water, highest point, state capital, bordering states, and more. Students draw and label these features on the second worksheet for the state, which is a black and white outline map of the featured state. A very effective and interactive way to teach state facts to students. The book includes several appendices with valuable items like additional maps and exercises (for the 13 colonies, the Louisiana Purchase, etc.), additional assignments like oral reports and creating timelines, a list of resources for state information, and more.128 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 050750
    ISBN: 9781847328069
    Retail: $29.95
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    If you want to get a real feel for the early years of our country, this book would be a great place to look. Everything about the book has the look of antiquity: pages with darkened edges, period paintings used as graphics, even reproductions of documents from the time. Text is focused in two-page segments on major topics, with interesting insets about famous people and events. Read about George Washington being chosen to lead the Continental army, the winter at Valley Forge, victory at Yorktown, the Lewis and Clark expedition, and the War of 1812. Document reproductions are contained in pouches that resemble a stained and worn "Old Glory" flag. Reproductions are many and varied; a few examples are the Constitution in handwritten script on parchment-like paper, the resolution passing the first 10 amendments to the Constitution (the Bill of Rights), and a letter to Meriwether Lewis from President Thomas Jefferson. 63 pgs, hc with magnetic closure.

  • Item #: 019768
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    This 55 piece jigsaw puzzle is a perfect supplement to your U.S. geography lessons. The extra sturdy pieces are shaped as individual states (except for some combos of the smaller Northeastern states) and are labeled with state name and capital city. Puzzle pieces with Canada, Mexico and major bodies of water such as the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and the Great Lakes are also labeled. Small illustrations representing important landmarks or characteristics around the country like the Liberty Bell and Mt. Rushmore are also found on the appropriate puzzle piece. Puzzle measures 1.5 x 2.5 feet. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 069424
    Retail: $12.99
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     This colorful single-sided political map of the United States, produced by National Geographic Kids, is a nice reference tool for any geography student. The map includes all of the state capitals, as well as several of the larger cities that are located throughout the U.S. Large lakes and major rivers are also shown, along with a full-color display of each state flag along the bottom. This resource also includes the longitude and latitude lines, and a helpful map scale that is calculated in both miles and kilometers. This item is included within one of the Well Planned Gal curriculum kits. Measures 36” x 24”. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 011278
    ISBN: 9780825165948
    Retail: $26.00
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  • Item #: 030160
    ISBN: 9781426306631
    Retail: $29.95
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    Inviting and sumptuously-illustrated, this book promises a much more "browsable" tour of American history than a textbook could ever provide. Eight chapters cover the history of America from the time of the first European settlements to the present. Each chapter focuses on a particular period in U.S. history, and combines a written account of the history of that time period with a wealth of detailed maps, interesting related articles, period artwork and/or photos and portraits. Each chapter also features one or several focused "profiles", or short biographies, of notable people that lived during that period as well as a "Great Debate" which focuses on an issue which was controversial in that era. The writing is interesting and engaging, and manages to give an overall view of the period while weaving in fascinating details and aspects of daily life for various groups of people who lived during that era as well. Visuals are plentiful here, and offer the reader lots of browsing material. Interesting photos, paintings, ads, documents, and much more spice up every page and offer the reader glimpses into the culture and daily life during each period. Important historical documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Gettysburg Address, and the Pledge of Allegiance are all included after the last chapter. A list of recommended websites, historic places to visit, dates that states entered the Union, U.S. Presidents and their terms of office, and a bibliography round out this collection. Engaging and educational, yet attractive enough to be a coffee table book, the book delivers on its promise of giving readers an overall look at American history, and the events and people that have made history over the years. I would like to note, however, that like many other secular history books, this one tends to treat the beliefs of the Puritans as equal to the beliefs of the Native Americans, and seems to advocate the belief that because the "white man" believed that he was superior in race and religion, that it was all right to slaughter innocent Native Americans and mistreat slaves, servants, and immigrants of different races. I agree that this is a difficult part of American history to write about, but I get the sense that the tone here is far from objective and may be offensive to more conservative readers. - Jess

  • Item #: 000519
    ISBN: 9780486401683
    Retail: $4.99
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    What study of the states would be complete without a little coloring? Well, it's not really an essential, but it can reinforce the learning. Attractive blackline coloring pages are brimming with information about each of the 50 states, educating as they are colored. Which state is the Sunflower State? The Land of Opportunity? Which state's motto is "Ever Upward"? Informative captions provide each state's nickname, motto, flower, bird, tree, capital, principal rivers and mountains, notable attractions, and other special information.

    Accurate outline drawings of each state are prominent, with a small inset map of the United States showing its location (by shading). Some details, like mountains, rivers, and lakes, appear on the state. The capital's location is starred, but no printed names appear - so you can have your children do a little research and mapwork for extra benefit. This also makes the book usable as a reproducible map source. Surrounding the state are other blackline figures of the state bird, flower, related plant and animal life, and other significant features (New York, for example, includes the Statue of Liberty). Now your students can color their way to U.S. geographic literacy!

  • Item #: 025435
    ISBN: 9780880801447
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    A pocket reference sized version of the U.S. Constitution complete with an index and the Declaration of Independence. 48 pgs. ~ Tom

  • Item #: 055268
    ISBN: 9780531281543
    Retail: $8.95
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  • Item #: 005076
    ISBN: 9780756545963
    Retail: $8.95
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  • Item #: 025594
    ISBN: 9780439827652
    Retail: $7.99
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    Fifty-two topographical maps (Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico are the extras) form the basis of this guide to the United States. Rivers, lakes, mountains, and main cities are shown in good detail on each map. The surrounding space is filled with pictures of the state bird and flowers, and where applicable, the state insect, dinosaur, gem, tree, or endangered species. Various other facts and trivia are given on each state page, and a strip along the bottom of each page tells the date of statehood, the population, and the area. In the back of the book, a section shows the state flags in color, and the book is drawn to a close by a 5-page topical index. A nifty reference book to have at any time. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 019455
    ISBN: 9780471358398
    Retail: $14.95
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    Add a yummy dimension to your state studies by cooking up and sampling a "signature" food from each state. The fifty states are split up into seven regional groups. Each state is introduced with the basic facts including capital, state bird and flower, major cities, and so on. A little dash of state history is thrown in before we move on to the main course - finding out about the state foods, and then actually cooking one up! The recipes are straight forward enough that older kids can make these on their own, while younger kids will probably need some help. For those less proficient in the kitchen than Mom, the first pages serve as an introduction to the tools of the kitchen, as well as some tips and advice on cooking and cooking safely. Let's see, we'll start with Rhode Island "Coffee Milkshakes," and then move on to Massachusetts for Boston baked beans, and then head to Illinois for deep-dish pizza, and on to Washington for baked apples and then to…. - Jess

  • Item #: 020811
    ISBN: 9780915815203
    Retail: $11.00
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  • Item #: 007883
    ISBN: 9780486296708
    Retail: $7.95
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    All 50 states, including Alaska and Hawaii, are included on the 44 stickers to place on the laminated outline map. Capitals appear on the stickers, while state names appear on both sticker and outline map.

  • Item #: 067765
    ISBN: 9781426320927
    Retail: $24.99
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    Updated in 2015, this full-color U.S. encyclopedia provides students with time lines and key facts about many of the important historical, geographical and cultural aspects of each state. Special features on topics ranging from the westward expansion to the industrial age are also included, along with several key historical documents and over sixty kid-friendly maps. Loaded with beautiful color photos from locations within each of the fifty states, and lots of fun facts, this resource will help readers celebrate the people, places, and events that shaped the U.S. Please note that in some cases a secular, progressive perspective on American history and political thought is apparent. 9 1/2” x 12”. 265 pgs, hc. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 040932
    ISBN: 9780738600703
    Retail: $9.95
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  • Item #: 040418
    ISBN: 9781618934277
    Retail: $9.95
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    This book is a great reference for kids (or even adults) who want to know about all the presidents. From the makers of Time® magazine, the book has a magazine feel to it and is filled with colorful photographs and illustrations. A quick intro discusses how the presidency came to be and the three branches of government. Then, each president is given one page. Along with the colorful illustrations is concise information about each president. Information includes some personal history like education, family, etc., the president's road to the White House, and any important, significant, or memorable facts about the president (like policies they passed, respect or dislike they gained, and wars they entered). A timeline on the bottom of each page shows events that were taking place at the time of each presidency and "Did You Know?" boxes share extra exciting details about each president (for example, McKinley was the first president to ride in an automobile, Nixon was the first to visit all 50 states while in office, and Reagan was the only president to be wounded and survive an attempted assassination). Presidents are covered from George Washington to the second term of George W. Bush. The back of the book contains some useful information like Presidents at a Glance (gives a profile picture, birth/death/presidency dates, political party, wife and children of each president), a colorful illustration with descriptions of the different parts of the White House, and a bit of detail about First Ladies. With over 200 historical photographs, dozens of rare images of campaign buttons and documents, and an easy-to read format, this book is great for finding information on the presidents or reading for sheer enjoyment. 70 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 017249
    ISBN: 9781931789240
    Retail: $16.00
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  • Item #: 037793
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  • Item #: 071231
    ISBN: 9781426328312
    Retail: $12.99
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     Students will learn a great deal about the United States as they read through this colorful non-consumable atlas, including key facts about each state and important statistics. Featuring more than 75 maps and 350 color photos of various state landmarks, this resource provides a wealth of information about the U.S. and even its territories. Special “fun fact” highlights and a comprehensive index also helps guide students into a deeper understanding of US geography and culture. This Atlas is nearly identical to the National Geographic Atlas item #35090, but with a slightly more economical cover. 9” x 12”, 175 pgs, pb. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 024945
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    This chart shows colorful, labeled illustrations of the flags for all U.S. states and territories. In the center of the poster, the national flag flies proudly in the wind. Reproducible activities are on the back. ~Lisa

  • Item #: 044959
    ISBN: 9781483822341
    Retail: $2.99
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