The United States president preserves, protects, and defends the U.S. Constitution. Each president's term influences events in America and around the world for years to come. This biography introduces young readers to the life of Bill Clinton, beginning with his childhood in Hope and Hot Springs, Arkansas. Information about Clinton's education at Georgetown University and Yale Law School as well as his early career as a teacher and lawyer is discussed. In addition, his family and personal life, as well as his retirement years writing and working with the William J. Clinton Foundation is highlighted. Easy-to-read text details Clinton's political career as attorney general, and governor of Arkansas. Finally, students will explore key events from Democratic president Clinton's administration, including the Family and Medical Leave Act, the North American Free Trade Agreement, and military campaigns in Haiti, Bosnia, Iraq, and Yugoslavia. Other events covered are the Whitewater scandal, Kenneth Starr's investigation, and Clinton's impeachment. Beautiful graphics showcase the primary source documents and photographs. A timeline, fast facts, and sidebars help put essential information at students' fingertips. In addition, a quick-reference chart provides easy access to facts about every U.S. president.
Informative, easy-to-read text and oversized scenic photos draw in readers as they journey through Japan – home of majestic Mount Fuji, ancient warriors called samurai, and the long-standing sport of sumo wrestling. Readers will learn about Japan's histor
Randy Johnson had always been a starting pitcher. In Game 7 of the 2001 World Series, however, the Diamondbacks needed him to pitch in relief, even though he had also started Game 6 the day before. Starter or reliever, Randy didn't care this was the chance he'd been waiting for! Engaging narrative text and action photos will enthrall readers as they cheer on Randy and the Diamondbacks. Randy Johnson and the Arizona Diamondbacks is part of Bearport's World Series Superstars series.
Sometimes the personal stories behind famous writers can be as compelling as the works they pen. This series introduces the life and writings of authors whose works forever changed the time period in which they lived, and whose writing continues to be a dynamic part of the literary landscape. Each title contains a comprehensive list of the author's works, while highlighting and analyzing the writings most often discussed in high schools.
Cumulus clouds look like puffy, cotton balls floating through the sky. Most cumulus clouds have flat grey bottoms and puffy white tops. Readers will discover how these clouds form, the different kinds of cumulus clouds, and the different kinds of weather associated with each.
One of the most popular misconceptions about American Indians is that they are all the same-one homogenous group of people who look alike, speak the same language, and share the same customs and history. Nothing could be further from the truth! This book gives kids an A-Z look at the Native Americans that shaped their state's history. From tribe to tribe, there are large differences in clothing, housing, life-styles, and cultural practices. Help kids explore Native American history by starting with the Native Americans that might have been in their very own backyard! Some of the activities include crossword puzzles, fill in the blanks, and decipher the code.
The nursery rhyme in this lesson plan has been developed to strengthen students’ phonemic awareness, rhyming, listening, speaking and reading skills. It is divided into five areas. They are picture discussion, teaching the rhyme, rhyme discussion, vocabulary skills, and phonetic skills. Teacher notes included. Meets Common Core Standards by participating in group reading activities, understanding text read aloud, rhyming pictures, matching words and pictures, circling words that are the same and matching words with the same first letter.
Join the expedition of explorer, Hernando Cortez and meet Diego Orteguilla, a 14-year old Spanish boy who signs on to sail from Cuba to the land of Mexico. Rumors abound of strange animals, exotic plants and a beautiful, whitewashed city surrounded by water.You will see Diego and the Spanish soldiers fight their first battle in Mexico and learn of the great Aztec empire and the king who rules this empire, Montezuma. Diego meets two young Aztec nobles, Tonacoatl, a prince of Tlacopan, and the brash, Cacamatzin - a prince of Texcoco. Diego also learns about Aztec life through his contact with Chiameca, sister of Tonacoatl.The saga unfolds with Cortez' far-reaching decision to burn his ships, the only means of escape, and march inland to meet the mighty Montezuma and see the Aztec capital city of Tenochtitlan. Many adventures await the reader as you witness the gigantic clash of cultures and ideas.How will it end? Who will win - the Aztecs, defending their land, or the Spanish conquerors?Author Al Rocca, is Faculty Advisor for the CalStateTeach program at California State University, Monterey Bay. He is the author of numerous books and articles including a children’s series of historical fiction.