Look around you--at your city or town, your county, your state, your country. Just by looking, you can tell that the United States is a land of great variety. Your community is not exactly like any other community in y our state. And your state does not look just like the state next to it.
The book contains Land and People, Exploration and Colonization, War and Independence, Expansion and Conflict, Growth at Home and Abroad, Into the Twentieth Century, and Modern Times.
This book is built up on four themes viz., Learning About Communities, Different Kinds of Places, Communities Yesterday and Today, People and Citizenship. Also included are Maps, Time Line, Graphs, Tables, and Diagrams, Skills and Literature for optional reading.
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- DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ‘DAISY Text with Images’.
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