Thanksgiving: The American Holidays devoted to the history and cultural importance of the Thanksgiving holiday in American life. With essays, original materials, even recipes, this volume traces the customs, symbols and foods of Thanksgiving, from the earliest celebrations of European colonists to the celebrations of the present day.istorical-overview essays examine the evolution of the traditional harvest celebration into the designated Day of Thanksgiving by Abraham Lincoln in 1863, continuing into the standardization of the traditional Thanksgiving meal, and finally to the development of such modern American traditions as National Football League games and beginning-of-the-holiday-season parades.
From the book entitled From the First Day of School to the Last: November, this unit provides activities to help celebrate Thanksgiving. Information and activities about the Pilgrims, Plymouth Colony, and help from Native Americans are included. Many activities encourage creative thinking and writing.
Fun pictograms and infographics about extreme sports make learning about math topics such as ratios, area, percentages, averages, and angles easy and fun. In this book, readers are presented with scenarios in a number of extreme sports and use their mathematical skills while skyrunning, BASE jumping, ziplining, ice climbing, and racing motocross. Math puzzles and exercises help children build confidence in their math skills.
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Product ID: CPC9781427177179
Grades: 3 - 6
Level(s): Primary, Intermediate, Middle School
File Size: 4.54 MB
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)
ISBN (Physical Book): 9780778723134
This revised edition of England the Land updates statistics and photographs. England’s landscape is rich in beauty and dotted with history. From the breathtaking Lake District to the southern downs, take a journey across England with the help of full-color photos that depict the country’s cities, industry, and wildlife. Other topics include: the river Thames and Hyde Park the cities of London, Liverpool, and Manchester the Channel Tunnel and other engineering marvels
A city is not a habitat just for people—it's a home for animals, too! Children will recognize a lot of animals they see living in their own cities, such as all kinds of pets, raccoons, squirrels, and birds. They may be surprised to see other city residents such as opossums, foxes, coyotes, and skunks. Wonderful images of baby animals help show where animals make their homes within a city, how they find their food, and why they have moved from natural to human habitats.
Not all forests are the same. Children will learn about northern, or boreal, forest habitats and the animals that live in them. Cute baby wolves, cougars, bears, lynx, porcupines, and moose are some of the animals featured. Young readers will learn about food chains, how mothers raise their babies, what kinds of foods different animals eat, and how forest animals survive in cold winters.
Children will learn about river habitats and the animals that live in them and along their banks. Baby beavers, crocodiles, brown bears, otters, swans, geese, tigers, and hippos are some of the animals featured. Young readers will learn about a river food chain, learn which animals are herbivores, carnivores, or omnivores, and discover how baby reptiles, birds, and mammals find food in their river homes.
Children will learn about endemic animals, which can only be found on certain islands. The amazing photographs show the land and water habitats of islands such as Galapagos, Madagascar, Sumatra and Borneo, Komodo, Catalina, and more. Cute baby tortoises, lemurs, orangutans, tigers, Komodo dragons, and island foxes are just of a few of the animals featured. Young readers will learn about food chains and how babies hatch or are born, and how they grow with or without the help of animal mothers.
Children will be amazed by images of many kinds of baby carnivores that belong to a group of mammals with sharp teeth and claws. Fascinating text explains how baby carnivores are cared for by their mothers and how they learn to hunt. Young readers will learn about the food chain and where dogs, cats, bears, seals, weasels, meerkats, and other animals live.
Close-up images of baby animals highlight the basic facts about different kinds of mammals, such as hoofed mammals, elephants, rodents, rabbits, marsupials, and primates. Children will learn about the bodies of mammals, the kinds of foods they eat, and how they are raised by their mothers after they are born. The books also show how mammals survive in different habitats.
Young children will love this introduction to baby primates! Simple text and captivating photos inform young readers about these smart animals and the different groups to which they belong, including monkeys, apes, humans, lemurs, and more. Children will also learn about the habitats of baby primates and why some are endangered.
Children will be intrigued by photographs of different kinds of rodents—from cute baby chipmunks to chubby capybaras. Easy-to-understand text explains in which habitats rodents live and how their babies are born and raised. Young readers will also learn about rodent teeth, rodent diets, how different rodents move, build their homes, and which rodents are popular pets. Children will also be introduced to animals, like rabbits, which are often mistaken for rodents, but are not rodents.
From eating pests to being a source of food for other animals, insects play a vital role in the world. This exciting new title examines some of the many ways insects are helpful to other living things and helpful to the Earth. This informative title will inspire a respect for insects and all living things.
Vivid photographs and engaging text combine to explain how insects grow and change. This informative title introduces readers to complete and incomplete metamorphosis and encourages readers to compare and contrast these processes.
More than half of all the animals on Earth are insects. This informative overview title introduces readers to the world of insects and identifies the defining characteristics and behaviors common to all insects.
Insects, like all living things, need a place to call home. In this fact-filled title, readers will get a close-up look at different insect habitats, including those underground, above ground, and in water. Readers will discover how insects get what they need to survive from their different habitats and how changes to the environment pose a serious risk to insects. The book includes examples of solitary and social insects.
Albert Einstein was a theoretical physicist and an intellectual giant of the twentieth century. This fascinating biography reveals Einstein’s life story, and how his theories changed the way we looked at the universe. Born in Germany in 1879, Einstein focused his studies on science and mathematics. He won a Nobel Prize in Physics and was instrumental in persuading U.S. President Roosevelt to pursue the development of the atomic bomb in World War II. Einstein published hundreds of research papers, articles, and books and lectured at universities in Europe and the United States until his death in 1955. Einstein’s name is synonymous with genius, and, not surprisingly, his brain has been preserved for study.
Contemporary R&B artist Beyoncé Knowles has always loved to sing and dance. Entering competitions as a young child, she burst into stardom as a member of Destiny’s Child. This fascinating book takes a close-up look at Beyoncé’s life and career including her mega success as a solo artist. Also an actress and a philanthropist, the story of this multi-talented performer has only just begun.
Growing up in a family of musicians, Bruno Mars started his music career performing at a young age in his hometown of Honolulu, Hawaii. After high school he moved to California and began producing music for other artists before embarking on his own solo career. This amazing book describes Bruno Mars’ early life and how his debut album sent him to the top of the charts worldwide. With a wide range of musical influences, it’s no surprise that this multi-talented singer won Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the Grammys only a year later.
Carly Rae Jepsen grew up in Mission, British Columbia. After graduating from high school, Carly was a hopeful on the television competition Canadian Idol. She finished third, but her story didn’t end there. This entertaining book describes how Carly persevered and released her first album independently, then became an international sensation through MySpace, Twitter, and YouTube—with a little help from Justin Bieber.
Carrie Underwood is a country music singer and songwriter. This book details her life and quick rise to fame as a winner of the television competition American Idol. The hot, young star has won several music awards and has even broken her own Guinness World Record for having the most number one hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. More recently Carrie has branched out into acting, including roles in TV shows, movies, and a live Rodgers and Hammerstein theater production.
Demi Lovato’s accomplishments include Disney star, best-selling recording artist, and judge on the hit TV show X Factor. Her rise to fame has not been without hardships, however. Demi has shared her personal struggles with depression, bulimia, and self-injury in an effort to raise awareness. Full-color photographs, personal stories, and quotes from Demi herself, give readers the inside scoop on this inspiring star.
Being born in the football-crazy state of Texas, Drew Brees couldn't help but become a football star. This superstar quarterback for the New Orleans Saints has legions of fans, not only because of his athletic career, but because he has star quality. In a gesture of support, he signed with the Saints after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. He has helped the city rebuild and quietly undertakes a lot of charity work. This inspiring biography describes Drew's early years, his rise in football, and how he overcame a potentially career-ending shoulder injury through hard work, a positive attitude, and relying on his Christian faith.
Born in Romania in 1928, Eliezer (“Elie”) Wiesel had a childhood steeped in the traditions of his Orthodox Jewish family. From the moment of his family’s deportation to the death camp at Auschwitz and the horrors that awaited there, the teenaged Elie focused all his energies on staying alive. Elie has dedicated his life to the pursuit of peaceful, humanitarian goals as a writer and activist. He is a Holocaust survivor, Nobel Laureate and the author of 57 books, including the Night trilogy, based on his experiences as a prisoner. In 1986 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and called, “a messenger to mankind.”
At a time when much of the United States was still racially segregated, Jackie Robinson smashed the color barrier to become the first African-American player in Major League Baseball. Born in 1919 to a family of sharecroppers, Robinson excelled in sports throughout his school years. After serving briefly in the army during WWII, he briefly played ball in the Negro Leagues. At about the same time, a handful of all-white Major League teams paid lip service to trying out black players. But it was when Robinson played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 that he became a part of what would be called "The Noble Experiment." Outspoken in the past when it came to racial injustice, Robinson endured racist jeers from fans and players, and even death threats, with dignity and composure. His historic feat of crossing baseball's "color line" became a symbol in the American civil rights movement in the decades that followed.
Not only is John Cena a world championship-winning superstar of the WWE, he is also an actor who has starred in a number of movies and a rapper who has realeased his own album. A gifted athlete, John trained hard to play football throughout his college years. After that, his athletic fitness led him to bodybuilding and, ultimately, to professional wrestling. This interesting biography follows his career in the WWE and his move into acting. Fans will also get a glimpse into John's years growing up, his rise to fame, and his plans for the future.
Since entering the world of professional basketball as first pick in the 2003 NBA draft, LeBron James has become one of the most acclaimed players in NBA history. His many titles include eight-time NBA All-Star, three-time NBA most valuable player, and Olympic gold medalist. In 2012, James led the Miami Heat to the NBA title, and was voted Finals MVP. This high-energy title provides a close-up look at LeBron “King” James' life on, and off, the court.
American champion downhill skier Lindsey Vonn has won four World Cup titles as well as gold and silver in the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. This intriguing book follows Lindsey’s life and career from the very beginning, through a variety of sports-related injuries, and ultimately to the fulfillment of her dream. After her Olympic win, Lindsey became a fan favorite, appearing on talk shows and signing a number of product endorsement contracts. All eyes are on Lindsey now as she trains for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Muhammad Ali was born as Cassius Clay in Louisville, Kentucky. Early in his life, his skills developed from those he needed to stand up to a playground bully into the championship form that earned him a gold medal in the 1960 Olympics. As a professional fighter, Ali became known not just for the speed and agility with which he won three world heavyweight championships, but also for his charm, wit, and showmanship. Outside the ring, the courage of his stand against the military draft made him both a revered cultural hero and a lightning rod for the issues that divided Americans during the Vietnam War. In the decades following his boxing career, Ali has become regarded as one of the most recognized people on the planet. He has lent his name, influence, and generosity to a host of humanitarian causes. Today, having earned the affection of billions of people worldwide, the people’s champ is, as ever, The Greatest.
Meet the boys behind the new British Invasion! This exciting new biography tells the incredible story of pop group One Direction. From their start on the UK TV show X Factor to sold-out concerts, MTV Video Music Awards, and chart-topping hits, Harry, Niall, Liam, Louis, and Zayn show no signs of slowing down. The group’s first album Up All Night made history as the first debut album by a British group to enter at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart. Full-color photos and fascinating facts make this book a must for any “Directioner.”
Robyn Rihanna Fenty came to the United States from Barbados at the age of 16. A year later she burst onto the music charts with her first album Music of the Sun. Rihanna hasn't looked back. With seven successful studio albums, all before the age of 25, she is one of the best-selling musical artists of all time. This fascinating book about Rihanna reveals the facts about the woman Time magazine listed as one of the most influential people of 2012. But success has not come without a price. She has had struggles in her personal life to overcome, much of it in the unforgiving glare of the spotlight.
Talented actress and singer Selena Gomez has definite star quality. From her early start on Barney and Friends to her starring role on the hit TV show Wizards Of Waverly Place, Selena Gomez has millions of fans around the world. This entertaining biography highlights the life and accomplishments of the young star, including her childhood, her rise to fame, her work as a Unicef Ambassador, and her plans for the future.
Shephen Farrelly is better known to fans of the WWE as Sheamus, a Celtic warrior who became the first Irish WWE champion. Born and raised in Ireland, Stephen grew up playing a lot of sports. His father was an amateur bodybuilder and he followed in his path. His career in professional wrestling, however, almost had an early finish when a neck injury sidelined him for two years. But he came roaring back and the rest is history. This interesting biography follows his career in the WWE, as well as his several acting roles. Fans will also get a glimpse into Stephen's years growing up, his rise to fame, and his plans for the future.