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  • Item #: 014583
    ISBN: 9781930194137
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    Your study of history will be greatly enhanced by the many informative maps in this atlas. The maps show information such as the European Exploration of North America, slave trade routes, settlement by ethnic groups, California's early settlements, the Missouri compromise, expansion of railroads, Sherman's march, and more! Full color, index included. 56 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 055220
    ISBN: 9780528015342
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  • Item #: 007961
    ISBN: 9780528015076
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    With more maps and more detail, this is Rand McNally's next step up from the Primary Atlas (#037759). The colorful atlas begins with an overview of map and globe terminology, followed by world maps: a physical map, political map, world land use map, and climate map. Next is a United States political map, plus a section on U.S. regions and a timeline of original settlers and explorers, before moving on to political maps for all seven continents. Simple map legends are included for each map, as well as interesting facts, captioned photos of regional people, animals, or landmarks, and simple timelines/charts/graphs. Each of the maps in this atlas also contains a map question, challenging students to apply their map-reading skills. A glossary and index are provided at the back of the book. 48 pgs. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 026779
    ISBN: 9780753459416
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    This is an atlas kids can call their own. Made specifically for kids and young readers, it has just enough information to be accessible, but not so much that it will overwhelm them. It is very colorful, with each continent shown twice. One maps out the political borders, displays flags, and has a short caption about each country; the other is a resource map showing rivers, lakes, mountains, where different animals live, and where things are made. The atlas also briefly covers how to use the atlas, how maps are made, and climate and land of the world. The flags of the world are shown by continent in the back of the book, and a fold-out map of the United States and Canada is included. There are a number of activities throughout the book, answers are included. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 037759
    ISBN: 9780528004698
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    Introduce your youngest students to geography with this atlas from Rand McNally. It begins with a section on basic map reading terminology and then proceeds through maps of the United States, World, and all seven continents. The maps featured are colorful, large-print political maps with shaded areas designating mountain ranges. Simple map legends are included for each map, and the margins contain small captioned photos of people, animals, or landmarks from the continents and countries. A basic fact or two about the continent is listed at the top of the page, with some maps containing a "map skills challenge." For example, the Africa map states, "Africa is the warmest continent," and the map skills challenge is "How many rivers can you find on the Africa map?" Index of countries included. 17 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 036559
    ISBN: 9780528015144
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    Colorful, appealing, and kid-friendly, the Classroom Atlas from Rand McNally is the next step up from the Junior Classroom Atlas (#007961) with more maps, more detail and more information. The book begins with a section defining map terminology. Next are nine world maps, each with a different emphasis: physical, political, climates, population density, and time zones, to name a few. Following are physical, political, and thematic maps for each continent. Thematic maps might showcase climate, environments, population, economic activities, natural hazards, or transportation. Each continent map section begins with an introduction that provides a historical and geographical overview of the continent, a timeline, and photos of people, places, animals, or landmarks from the continent. Additional maps are provided of the United States, Canada, and Mexico/Middle America. Graphs, charts, and "Did You Know?" fact boxes add visual interest and content. Interesting Top 10 lists (i.e. Largest lakes, longest rivers, most populated countries) are printed in the front and back inside cover. Index included. This is the 13th edition, copyright 2015 and includes North and South Sudan. 208 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 067752
    ISBN: 9781426324345
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  • Item #: 013863
    ISBN: 9781931397728
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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 #: 014586
    ISBN: 9780321209986
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    These maps that show the spread of world religions, Alexander's empire, trade routes in the Indian Ocean, Mongol Empires, exploration and colonization, Japanese expansion in Asia, etc., will be invaluable for all kinds of research projects. User-friendly and with an index at the rear of the book, this softcover atlas will be a handy tool in your homeschool. ~ Genevieve

  • Item #: 036081
    ISBN: 9781572627840
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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 #: 044183
    ISBN: 9780689812477
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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 #: 040932
    ISBN: 9780738600703
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  • Item #: 009355
    ISBN: 9780528013416
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    They'll all become back seat drivers when you give them their own road atlases. But at least it may save you from those "How much farther?" questions AND teach them how to read a map and navigate in the process. Each two-page state spread has a real road map with kid-level detail and appeal, plus state information like the capital, official bird, flower, tree and state nickname. Facing page has a game or puzzle to play for each state, too. Some incorporate map reading skills.

  • Item #: 036558
    ISBN: 9780528016653
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    This Rand McNally Atlas is colorful and appealing for middle-grade students. The atlas begins with a Discoverer's Tools section that introduces students to map reading and terminology such as map projections, directions, grid systems, legends, and symbols. Next is a world maps section with physical, political, climate, environment, and population density maps. The U.S. maps section includes even more types of maps, with physical, political, climate, environment, population density, and time zone maps. A Regions of the United States contains close-up, detailed regional maps along with a narrative overview and captioned photos of landmarks and charts pertaining to unique topics of interest within the region. The text is large and readable, with bold vocabulary words keyed to an index. "Time to Explore" boxes scattered throughout the atlas challenge students to use map reading skills to answer questions. The final section of the atlas, Settlement of the United States, begins with a timeline showing the population growth of our country. Maps showing U.S. population changes are included, such as Native American homelands, routes to the New World, the original thirteen colonies, and immigration patterns. The back of the book includes state tables with statistics (i.e., population, population rank, area in square miles, year admitted to the Union, capital city). A glossary is included. 128 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 038411
    ISBN: 9781932096262
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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 #: 058426
    ISBN: 9781596951372
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    This detailed and informative atlas contains maps and information about 195 countries and all 50 states individually. Its compact size makes it a great desk reference. Learn each country's flag, motto and other information as well as a bit of history for each state. A great resource for any geography or current events class. 389 pgs, sc.- Laura

  • Item #: 023957
    ISBN: 9780140512496
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    In a remarkably fluid manner, this reference shows the political, religious, and trade changes occurring in Europe, North Africa and the Near East from A.D. 362 to A.D. 1483. There are 47 maps in all, arranged in six sections. Each section features five to six maps, spaced in intervals of about 40 years which show the political boundaries of the area at that time. The last map or two included in each section depicts the territories of Christianity and Islam, and various other maps may also be included that show trade routes and cities of the period, population of various regions, or further exploration of the world. Each two-page spread consists of the map on the right-hand page, with the left-hand page providing a detailed commentary on the changes that are reflected on the map. While the commentary may be a little advanced for younger students, the maps provide an easier-to-understand visual look at the known world of the period, and could be used as visuals for a wider range of students with some explanation. The maps themselves feature black-and-white land territories and blue bodies of water. Various shading patterns make it easy to distinguish the territories of different kingdoms and peoples. Additional notes and an index are also included. A fairly compact guide, this would make an excellent supplemental resource to any in-depth study of medieval history, where students can actually "see" the shift from Roman to early modern times. - Jess

  • Item #: 035090
    ISBN: 9781426302558
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    The sister book to the National Geographic World Atlas for Young Explorers, this atlas uses the same colorful style of maps and comprehensive coverage that make these atlases the perfect easy reference for young students. All fifty states are given a two-page spread, with full-color physical maps showing major highways, national parks, cities, mountains, lakes, reservations, all the major industries around the state, deserts, rivers, borders, and more. There is also a brief description of the state, along with state facts and some interesting trivia. A two-page spread is also given to the territories administered by the US. The atlas begins with ten thematic spreads covering how to use the atlas, the physical United States, the natural environment, natural hazards, the political United States, population, immigration and minority populations, potential geographic areas where alternative energy can be used, and Washington D.C. A list of facts and figures, a glossary and an index round out the atlas. Full of nothing other than National Geographic standard photographs from each region, locator maps and color coding are used to make this atlas more accessible to all users. Large format (10.5" x 14"), 176 pgs, hc. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 029604
    ISBN: 9781931789264
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  • Item #: 052452
    ISBN: 9781935255406
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  • Item #: 003028
    ISBN: 9781882796243
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    Dinah Zike's book of ideas for studying US history – foldables style! Foldables – 3-D interactive graphic organizers – form the basis of this hands-on activity book. In case you are not familiar with foldables, the first section of this four-part book is an introduction to what foldables are and the why and how to use them. The second part teaches how to make foldables, with folding instructions (in color) for one, two, three, and four-part folds, as well as foldables with any number of parts. Section three has 38 ideas for foldable activities covering US history from the "first Americans" and Native Americans right through to the new millennium. The book is well illustrated, with lots of diagrams of the right folds and cuts to make. The final section (the fourth) is actually 47 pages full of reproducible graphics of the states, the presidents, and many other random things which pertain to US history. These hands-on projects would work equally well in a homeschool or classroom setting. 138 pages, pb. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 013804
    ISBN: 9780766061033
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  • Item #: 013757
    ISBN: 9780766060883
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    ISBN: 9780740335945
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    ISBN: 9780740336157
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  • Item #: 030162
    ISBN: 9781426215438
    Retail: $70.00
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    Did I hear someone say comprehensive? That's a fitting word for this 384-page atlas by the National Geographic Society. Since I'm going to need a lot of space to tell you all about this one, I'm going to get started right away. We'll begin with the usual couple of pages on how to use the atlas, though if you've ever picked an atlas up before, you'll find this one to be as logical and straight-forward as any other. After the "how to" section, we start in on world geography. This section has maps of the physical world and the political world and the hemispheres and poles, and it goes on to cover the structure of the earth, earth's rocky exterior, world landforms, the surface of the earth, world land cover, world climate, world weather, world biosphere, world biodiversity, world population, world languages, world religions, world health and education, conflict and terror around the world, world economy, world trade, world food, world energy, world minerals, environmental stresses, world protected lands, technology and globalization, and the internet. This whole section gives an amazing overview of the world as a whole - ready to launch us into the next seven sections which each look at one of the seven continents in detail. The maps in these sections are in full color, showing towns and cities, roadways, rivers, lakes, mountains, and the like. There are also little fact boxes containing facts like area, population, religion, life expectancy, literacy, flag, and more for each country or state shown on that page. Each continent is introduced with some incredible photography and clear text including brief details of the continent's physical geography, history, culture, and economy. So we get through Antarctica in this way, and there are still a lot of pages left before we reach the back cover. Here's what you'll find: sections on the oceans and space, and an appendix which I'll outline for you a little later. What exactly do these last two sections contain? World oceanography; limits of the oceans and seas; floor maps of the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Arctic Oceans; and the ocean around Antarctica are all part of the oceans section; while the space section will introduce you to some things you have probably never come across before. These are maps of both sides of the moon, a map of Mars, a map of the solar system, a look at the planets, and a 3D structure showing the universe and, in four stages, where our galaxy is to be found. There is a space exploration timeline, and then the appendix. The appendix is loaded with good material, including: airline distances in kilometers (major cities only), abbreviations, metric conversions, geographic comparisons, political entities and status, special flags, foreign terms, world time zones, major cities of the world (lists population and country), world temperature and rainfall, glossary of geographic terms, and a 94-page index (which includes an index of Moon locations). This atlas will serve you well in more ways than you probably ever thought you would need. Its large 10.5" x 14" format and quality hardcover binding will stand the test of time and help keep this atlas looking attractive for years to come. 2nd edition. ~ Zach

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    ISBN: 9780740335952
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  • Item #: 030160
    ISBN: 9781426306631
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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