Deserts are very dry places that receive little or no precipitation. Using informative maps and engaging diagrams, this book looks at the major deserts on each continent including cold deserts at the poles, and the ways in which these deserts have formed. It also introduces the interesting adaptations of desert animals, as well as the people who live in these dry areas.
Forests grow on every continent except Antarctica. Different kinds of soil and climate create different kinds of forests around the world. Maps, diagrams, and exciting photographs help young children locate different kinds of forests on each continent and learn why forests are so important to the people and animals on Earth.
This informative book looks at how different mountains are formed and where they are found on Earth. Maps, diagrams, and exciting photographs help young readers locate the biggest and longest mountain ranges on each continent. Children will also gain an understanding of the adaptations made by the animals and people who live on or near mountains.
Rivers are bodies of water that flow from high to lower places. They are found on every continent. Maps, diagrams, and exciting photographs help children learn where rivers begin and end, which rivers are the longest and deepest, and why these sources of water are so important to the living things on each continent.
Spotlight on South Africa introduces readers to this vast country, from Table Mountain to the dry veldt, or grassland, where elephants, lions, and other wildlife live in protected parks. With the defeat of apartheid - the laws that limited the rights of black people - the future is much brighter for South Africans of all races. The daily lives and family traditions of the mix of people and cultures that make up South Africa today are highlighted. A special section features the joyful celebration of the World Cup of soccer held in South Africa in 2010.
Spotlight on the Philippines introduces this fascinating country in the Pacific Ocean, which is made up of over 7,000 islands. Children will learn about the daily lives of the people and about the country's unique culture, through the architecture, religious traditions, and the festivals, music, and dances of the many Filipino ethnic groups. Young readers will also delight in reading about volcanoes, colorful forest and ocean animals, and dangerous typhoons!
Spotlight on Italy introduces children to a country that has influenced the world throughout history. Children will learn about ancient Rome and its famous art, architecture, and language. They will also be taken on a tour of the country from the towering Alps to the sandy beaches of the Mediterranean islands. The daily lives of modern Italians is also presented along with their customs and traditions.
Spotlight on Brazil introduces children to the country of Brazil, where almost half the population of South America lives. From sandy coastal beaches to dense Amazon jungle, Brazil is home to the second longest river in the world and the world's largest flood plain. It is also host to one of the biggest celebrations in the world - Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Children will read about the daily lives of Brazilians in the city and find out why the way of life of native peoples in the Amazon rain forest is being changed forever.
This activity guide introduces children to the wild and often misunderstood environment of the desert and the people and cultures that thrive in and around them. Information is included on all types of deserts - hot and dry, coastal, semiarid, and polar. Kids learn what defines a desert and the creative ways plants and animals have adapted to survive in harsh desert environments. Also discussed are urban sprawl and its effects on desert habitats and how children can help protect this delicate environment by conserving energy and reducing consumption of petroleum-based products. Engaging activities include drawing a petroglyph, making a coral snake bracelet, frying prickly pears, conducting a gerbil study, and making sand art.
This reproducible book is an introduction to your great state. Kids will learn about their state history, geography, presidents, people, places, nature, animals, and much more by completing these enriching activities.
Strap on your safety harness, because this tall tale is the wildest ride in the lower 48! Readers will experience the adventure of a lifetime as they follow Rose from Sitka Sound to Nome to the Northern Lights over the peaks of Denali.
Join Denise as she visits her grandmother in the Louisiana bayou for a school vacation she'll never forget! Grandma, a wildlife rehabilitator, shares her knowledge with Denise as they explore the mysterious bayou. Together they meet myriad creatures from alligators to bullfrogs, and Denise makes friends with a fox, an owl, and a deer! After learning the valuable lesson that wild animals must be free, Denise returns to the city with a new-found wisdom and a very special treasure. Vibrant, realistic illustrations let readers experience the busy bayou and the joyful lifestyle of Cajun and Creole culture.
The Korean War began June 25, 1950 and ended July 27, 1953. The main combatants in the conflict were South Korea, aided by the United Nations and North Korea, aided by China and the Soviet Union. In South Korea the conflict is sometimes known as the 625, reflecting the date of its beginning. North Koreans call the war the Fatherland Liberation War. Explore this time in history through our complete Study Guide and Lapbook. This ebook format includes a downloadable PDF file. Just follow the instructions, cut, fold, glue, and create! Print as many as you need for your own class.
What was life like in Ancient China? How was it different from our own lives? What did they wear? What did they eat? What were some famous Chinese inventions? Find the answers as you follow the included complete Study Guide and create a 3-folder Lapbook. All information, instructions, and templates are included. Designed for 3rd – 6rd grade, but easily adapted for upper or lower grade levels. This ebook format includes a downloadable PDF file. Just follow the instructions, cut, fold, glue, and create! Print as many as you need for your own class.
Maps of the USA has been updated and expanded! It contains geopolitical maps of each of the fifty states; political maps of the six regions; and political, physical, and thematic maps of the United States.This enhanced eBook gives you the freedom to copy and paste the content of each page into the format that fits your needs. You can post lessons on your class website, make student copies, and more.
Connecticut, one of the 13 original states in the United States, is known as the Constitution State, but is that its only nickname? Find out the answer to that question and so much more in our Connecticut Project Pack. Connecticut has a long and interesting history and it played an important part in the development of the United States. This Project Pack has a 12-page guide packed with interesting information for your state study of Connecticut along with 22 activities to help your child learn all about one of the first states in the Union.