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Christopher Columbus was not the first to discover the Americas, but his voyages led to European exploration of the New World. Rich in resources and natural beauty, the Americas were irresistible to gold-hungry conquistadors. The newcomers gave little thought to those who had called the lands their home, and exploration soon came to signify conquest. The New World -- and the lives of its inhabitants -- would be changed forever.
A NEW Standard in K-5 art curriculum Theme-Based Learning Unit themes show students the relevance of art in their lives and the lives of people across time and place. Elements and principles, skills and techniques, and forms and media are learned as tools that help students interpret the ideas of artists and express their own ideas through art. Process-Based Studios By learning a process that emphasizes the importance of thinking, planning, and reflection, students go way beyond "make and take. " Studio support includes technique illustrations; images from art and the real world; evaluation criteria for each studio; and art criticism. Alignment to Language Arts A five-step studio process, aligned with the five-step writing process, provides hands-on reinforcement of writing instruction and the cognitive processes critical to both visual and written compositions.
'Explorations in Literature' has six units containing short stories, poetry, plays, and nonfiction. A seventh unit is made up of Greek myths. The eighth unit consists of a novel, The Call of the Wild.
This book presents the adventures of a real hero, greater than those created by fiction.
Explore Native American Cultures! with 25 Great Projects introduces readers to seven main Native American cultural regions, from the northeast woodlands to the Northwest tribes. It encourages readers to investigate the daily activities-including the rituals, beliefs, and longstanding traditions-of America's First People. Where did they live? How did they learn to survive and build thriving communities? This book also investigates the negative impact European explorers and settlers had on Native Americans, giving readers a glimpse into the complicated history of Native Americans.Readers will enjoy the fascinating stories about America's First People as leaders, inventors, diplomats, and artists. To enrich the historical information, hands-on activities bring to life each region's traditions, including region-specific festivals, technology, and art. Readers can learn Native American sign language and create a salt dough map of the Native American regions. Each project is outlined with clear step-by-step instructions and diagrams, and requires minimal adult supervision.
This book helps students explore Jesus' life through 40 individual lessons incorporated into a student textbook.
Perform this script about an ancient Maya love story. (Set of 12 with Teacher's Guide)
Explorers of the New World: Discover the Golden Age of Exploration offers a fascinating look at the explorers and their voyages during the Age of Exploration and Discovery. Readers ages 9-12 can delve into the expeditions of Vasco da Gama, Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, John Cabot, Hernán Cortés, and more. Using common household items and minimal supervision, kids enjoy 22 hands-on activities to help them learn about these legendary explorers and their voyages. Discover how the adventures of a few people 500 years ago changed world history.Projects include creating and using a compass, learning to tie a sailor's knot, and baking and eating sea biscuits. Along with detailed, step-by-step instructions for each project, Explorers of the New World includes biographical sidebars, engaging illustrations, interesting facts, and vocabulary words that allow kids to experience this era in a fun, interactive way.
The Student Texts and Student Workbooks provide helpful charts, tables, and maps that allow students to look closely at all critical aspects of U.S. government, including citizenship, the justice system, foreign policy, and much more. The book helps students understand the development of the government and the rights and laws of local, state, and federal governments.
In this book you will read the story of your country from its beginnings to the present day. The people who tell this story are called historians. You may wonder how historians find out what happened in the past. Historians are like detectives. They use many kinds of clues to learn about the way people lived and what they did in years gone by.
American beginnings (Beginnings-1763): Worlds meet; Empires in the Americas; The English colonies; Colonial life and government -- New American nation (1755-1801): Americans seek independence; Forming a new nation; Launching the United States -- Building a strong nation (1790-1860): Expansion and war; The North and manufacturing; The South and king cotton -- Seeking growth and change (1820-1860): Conflicts and reform; Americans expand west -- Division and reunification (1848-1900): Breaking apart; The Civil War; Reuniting the nation -- Rise of modern America (1850-1900): Western crossroads; Becoming an industrial nation -- America becomes a world power (1865-1920): Progressives and reform; Involvement in world affairs; America and the Great War -- Good times and world crises (1919-1945): A decade of change; The Great Depression; America and World War II -- Assuming global responsibilities (1945-1969): Returning to peace; Power and prosperity; Winds of change -- Modern America (1954-present): War in Southeast Asia; Searching for solutions; Republicans in power; The 1990s and beyond -- Reference section.
The book is written directly to the student, making it appealing to kids. Presenting science concepts in a conversational, engaging style makes science enchanting and memorable for your students. It also fosters a love for learning. This course is written for children between six and twelve years old. When the course is complete, this book will serve as an excellent reference for your family's future questions and studies in botany. As a result, this book is a life-long investment!
Exploring Design, Technology, and Engineering is an exciting introductory technology education text that provides in-depth coverage of the content defined in the Standards for Technological Literacy. Coverage includes the impacts of technology, technological systems, the history of technology,applying technology, and the designed world (agriculture and biotechnology, construction, manufacturing, information and communication, transportation, energy and power, and medical technology). This edition includes updated information o job skills, technological needs and wants, and technologicalimpacts.
Exploring Drafting is designed for use in introductory drafting courses at any instructional level. This text provides a strong foundation in drafting fundamentals and teaches essential manual (traditional) and CAD drafting skills. Coverage includes detailed instruction on geometric constructions, orthographic projection, and dimensioning practices. The text covers techniques and procedures used in creating multiview drawings, section views, auxiliary views, pictorial views, and pattern developments. End-of-chapter drawing problems reinforce the chapter content and help students build problem-solving skills. Exploring Drafting features a colorful, highly illustrated design to promote student interest.
Learn more about the history of early America, as seen through the eyes of native peoples and European settlers and immigrants.
World geography, world cultures. . . a world students can understand Exploring Our World is a middle school program co-authored by National Geographic. This program introduces students to an enriched view of the interrelationships of geography, history, economics, government, citizenship, and current events?in one compelling package. A strong geographic thread is interwoven with history, government, and current events to analyze different regions of the world and the issues they face. Suitable for a world geography or world cultures class, Exploring Our World is available as a full survey; Eastern Hemisphere; and Western Hemisphere, Europe, and Russia. . .
World geography, world cultures. . . a world students can understand. Exploring Our World is a middle school program co-authored by National Geographic. This program introduces students to an enriched view of the interrelationships of geography, history, economics, government, citizenship, and current events in one compelling package. A strong geographic thread is interwoven with history, government, and current events to analyze different regions of the world and the issues they face. Suitable for a world geography or world cultures class, Exploring Our World is available as a full survey; Eastern Hemisphere; and Western Hemisphere, Europe, and Russia.