Children's Encyclopedia of American History (Smithsonian) (Smithsonian Institution)

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9780789483300: Children's Encyclopedia of American History (Smithsonian) (Smithsonian Institution)

Prepare your child to understand American history, write great history reports, and have an easy, clear way to learn more about U.S. history with the Children's Encyclopedia of American History, an essential resource for understanding American history and the events that have shaped the creation of the United States. Created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, the Children's Encyclopedia of American History has accurate historical information illustrated by more than 750 photographs and art pieces, plus extensive maps, charts, and state-specific information.

Whether you're looking to broaden your child's understanding of current events or add a deeper understanding of U.S. history to a classroom discussion, the Children's Encyclopedia of American History is a perfect resource. Complete texts of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution are printed right in the book for easy reference for classroom work or reports. Put today's news stories into a historical context for kids, or simply browse for the pleasure of learning more about the history of our republic — it's all here in the Children's Encyclopedia of American History!

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About the Author:

David C. King is a freelance author and educational consultant to the New York State Department of Education, New York City Board of Education, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Lincoln Center for the Arts in Education, and the National Council for the Social Studies. He has written more than 30 books for children and adults, and is the recipient of: The Children's Book Council Notable Book of the Year award, 1997 for First Facts About American Heroes.

From School Library Journal:

Grade 5-9-A visually enticing and textually fascinating survey. Grouped thematically and chronologically (with overlap where necessary), the 18 chapters span the centuries, starting with 1000-1607 ("Two Worlds Meet"-a look at the indigenous cultures and the impacts of European exploration) and concluding with 2000-2002 ("A New Millennium"-September 11, 2001, and beyond). Chapters consist of up to 10 two- to four-page spreads and open with an introduction that offers a few paragraphs of text, a representative graphic, a brief overview, and a time line. A typical spread contains a colored tab indicating the years addressed, maps, captioned photos, sidebars that elaborate on specific events, reproductions of paintings and drawings, definitions, and cross-references. Appendixes include a compendium of presidents; state facts; and the full text of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address. Tied more to themes and historical strands than Chronicle of America (DK, 2000), this book is also more approachable and will be especially appealing to students intimidated by text-heavy resources.
Mary R. Hofmann, Rivera Middle School, Merced, CA
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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