Celebrate the richness and diversity of the United States of America in this exciting series. Readers can explore the unique character of each state -- its land and waterways, its history, its government and economy, its festivals, cultural diversity, landmarks and exciting stories of success. Readers will also hear the voices of men and women alive today. They will see the beauties and hidden treasures of each state and hear the social issues and concerns faced by the residents.
Each book opens with a series of quotes by both contemporary residents and people from the past -- giving voice to the state's concerns, admiration for the people, love of the land, nostalgia for the past and excitement for the future.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Gr 5 Up-These two books examine the geography, history, industry, tourist and cultural landmarks, and people of their respective states. Well-chosen, full-color photographs of postcard quality complement the clearly written texts. Occasional comments by citizens enliven the factual content. Information boxes highlight unique achievements and famous people. There are recipes for Massachusetts's Indian pudding and Maryland's famous crabcakes. In each volume, a section entitled "State Survey" includes a listing of facts, a time line, the state song, a calendar of celebrations, and brief biographies of famous individuals. The brief lists for further information contain a few books, CD-ROMs or videos, and Web sites. Both titles are interesting reads as well as fine sources of information that will be useful for reports. They are similar in scope to the "America the Beautiful" series (Children's) and would be welcome additions where materials about states are in high demand.-Carol Schene, Taunton Public Schools, MA
Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Benchmark Books, 2000. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0761406719
Book Description Cavendish Square Publishing. LIBRARY BINDING. Book Condition: New. 0761406719 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.2001883