Find out how World War I started and how America got involved. New weapons, such as poison gas, were used for the first time. These weapons made the war more terrible. Most soldiers lived and fought in trenches dug into the ground. What were those trenches like? What did they do for entertainment? What did it mean to go “over the top” into “No Man’s Land”? Each book in the 'American History Through Primary Sources' series delivers curriculum content by way of primary source material. Background knowledge of the subject matter is incorporated into the text. The books use clear, predictable text structures and have been leveled by a literacy expert to ensure accessibility. Vocabulary is defined at the point of use.
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Sean Stewart Price has written more than 50 books for children and teenagers, and his biography "Front Page Lives: Benazir Bhutto" garnered a starred review from Booklist. He has edited nine books for teachers and contributed to numerous text books and reference works. A former managing editor of "Junior Scholastic" magazine in New York, Price has written articles for publications such as "National Geographic Kids" and "The New York Times Upfront". He lives with his family in Alabama.
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