These dynamic resources provide guided lessons to integrate project-based learning into your science, technology, engineering, and math curriculum. Each unit provides background information for teachers and students and moves from teacher-directed activities toward more open-ended activities. The culminating activity in each unit allows students to design their own unique “invention” or conduct an experiment of their own creation. Students will be challenged to work collaboratively, using a design process that helps them “step into STEM” with greater competence and confidence.
Students respond to The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 through writing. Various writing prompts, which require students to make connections, are provided. Narrative, opinion/argument, and informative/explanatory prompts are included. Rigorously study this great work of young adult literature by making connections and responding to writing prompts.
Responsible decision-making is an essential skill that can be applied to all areas of life. Making responsible decisions involves considering ethical standards, safety concerns, respect for others, and the consequences of various actions. This motivating title offers helpful ideas, practical tips, and inspiring stories about the importance of responsible decision-making and how you can use it at school and in your own life.
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Product ID: CPC9781427118271
Grades: Grades 1 - 4
Level(s): Early Childhood, Primary, Intermediate
File Size: 2.49 MB
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)
ISBN (Digital Book): 9781427118271
ISBN (Physical Book): 9780778727699
Without water, life on Earth would not exist. This book provides a refreshing look at the uses of water and the importance of conserving and protecting this life-giving resource.
Bordering or flowing through ten states, Ol' Man River meanders southward through the United States, from its headwaters in Minnesota to its mouth in the Gulf of Mexico. This wonderful book takes readers along the mighty Mississippi. Often celebrated in music and literature, its exploration by explorers spurred the growth of a new nation. Today, the Mississippi not only provides transportation for agricultural and industrial goods but also supplies water for millions of people. Informative text also addresses human efforts to tame the Mississippi. Dams and levees have not eliminated destructive floods and have caused pollution and destroyed wildlife habitats.
Religion in the Renaissance features the growth and dominance of the Catholic Church in northern Europe, its influence on art and architecture, and how it was eventually challenged and by whom. Other religions were at best accepted but mostly suppressed, threatened, or violently overthrown. Kings and queens working with the Church dominated the political scene.
Great Ideas of the Renaissance surveys the major advances that were made in art, architecture, sculpture, science, medicine, transportation, and culture. Merchants, monarchs, and religious leaders all promoted and encouraged creativity, and artists, scientists, and great thinkers pushed back the frontiers of philosophy, the arts, mathematics, and technology.
Learn how the European Renaissance came to be! See those most notably involved in this fascinating era. Take a look inside a typical Renaissance home. Follow along as great strides were made in trade, exploration, religion, architecture, and the arts.
It's high adventure in this thrilling addition to the Renaissance World series. Learn all about the Age of Exploration, where brave Europeans sailed around the world in search of sea routes to Asia and India-and found much more than anticipated.
In this new edition of Canada the People, candid photos feature Canadian families and how they live. Updated facts and statistics support this fascinating portrayal of a nation built on immigration. Important issues that must be resolved with the Native peoples are sensitively portrayed. Other topics include: a) the First Peoples; b) British, French, and other ancestry; c) immigrants from all over the world; d) settlement of the Canadian West; e) Canadian families; f) school, work, and play; g) Canadian cuisine.
This new title will make a "splash" with young readers! From sailboats and speed boats, to ferries and ocean liners, Boats on the Water introduces readers to different kinds of boats and ships. Children will enjoy learning about the basic parts and functions of various boats.
A legend is a story about a hero, a people, or a natural phenomena. Popular legends include King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, Blackbeard, and Robin Hood. This exciting new title teaches readers about the common characteristics found in legends from around the world. Engaging writing activities guide readers as they use these characteristics to create their own legends.
Following lion cubs from birth to maturity, The Life Cycle of a Lion details a cub's place in the pride by discussing the hunt, territory patrols, and pride dominance. Vivid photographs and beautiful illustrations accompany text. Topics include: a) lions in Asia and Africa; b) the network of aunts, sisters, and cousins in a lion pride; c) a lioness's preparation for birth; d) a cub's involvement in the pride's work and play; and e) the lives of lone lions in search of a pride.
This important book provides a snapshot of religion across various ancient civilizations. Engaging illustrations, detailed timelines, and fascinating information bring back to life the ancient civilizations of Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia, Africa, China, and more. Read about: a) Valhalla, where Viking warriors go in the afterlife; b) the gods and goddesses of Greece, Rome, and Egypt; c) Japan's nature worship, the rise of Shinto, and Buddhism and Confucianism; d) Mesoamerican blood sacrifices to the gods; and e) the belief in reincarnation after death by the people of the Indus River Valley.
This amazing book provides a snapshot of the arts and cultures across various ancient civilizations. Engaging illustrations, detailed timelines, and fascinating information bring back to life the ancient civilizations of Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia, Africa, China, and more. Read about: a) Egypt's pyramids, temples, royal tombs, and palaces; b) Africa's oral storytelling culture; c) Chinese games and pastimes; and d) Rome's sports arenas - the Colosseum and Circus Maximus.
The Everglades National Park is made up of several kinds of wetland habitats. Everglade habitats include sawgrass marshes, cypress swamps, and mangrove forests. This fascinating book will introduce children to the plants and animals that make the Everglades their home—including the most famous resident, the alligator! Topics include: kinds of wetlands, weather, how plants make food, how animals find food and water, where animals live, a food chain, and dangerous floods and fires.
In this colorful book, students will learn about the roles and relationships of the heroes and gods in ancient Greek myths and legends. Several ancient Greek myths are retold, describing how these stories helped ancient people interpret their world. Myths include: Apollo and the oracle at Delphi Demeter and Persephone Pandora's box, and more!
In light of 2008's devastating cyclone in Myanmar (Burma) and hurricanes Fay, Gustav, and Ike in the U.S., this informative book has been newly revised. Hurricanes and typhoons are some of nature's deadliest storms. This book features the science behind these massive tropical storms and how societies around the world cope with their ferocity. Hurricane and Typhoon Alert! includes: a) the phases of a hurricane's formation and how they are named ; b) famous hurricanes and their paths of destruction ; and c) technology used to forecast hurricanes and save lives.
This informative book has been newly revised in light of the devastating tornadoes that have swept across the United States over the last few years. 2008 was particularly fierce with clusters of tornadoes forming every month in the first half of the year. Tornadoes cause devastation wherever they touch down. Tornado Alert! is a breathtaking journey into the center of these unpredictable and violent twisters. Some of the features included are: a) how supercell thunderstorms form and how they spawn tornadoes ; b) where tornadoes most often occur, including Tornado Alley in the United States ; and c) how to stay safe during a tornado, no matter where you are.
Extreme weather has increasingly played a destructive role on planet Earth. Thirteen kinds of disasters are featured in this amazing book, showing the process and science of each weather-related disaster from the conditions that triggered it to its dire consequences. Included: hurricanes tornadoes floods wildfires droughts superstorms
Today, children in many communities come from different countries, speak more than one language, and practice different customs, celebrations, religions, and traditions. This colorful book brings culture to life in every school and classroom. Children will learn how to write a book about their own family’s culture or about the cultures of their friends. They can write about several parts of one culture or one aspect of many cultures, such as foods, celebrations, dance, or traditional clothing. What a fun book this will be to for students to experience, write, share, and enjoy!
With the help of this book, children can write a book about different countries or concentrate on one country. When writing about a country, students need to establish the geographic location of that country with maps and globes. They will learn how to draw maps showing the continent on which the country is located, its capital city or cities, important regions, and proximity to oceans, polar regions, or the equator. Concepts for this book include climate, landforms, languages, history, and culture. Creating a book about a country will inspire students to learn about other places and ignite a love for travel.
Children will find this book a lot of fun to write! After researching information about animal life, students will then formulate the questions that they would ask animals in an interview. They can then pretend to interview animals about the foods they eat, the ways they move and hide, and the challenges they face to survive. This book teaches interviewing techniques and how to ask questions using the words why, when, where, what, who, and how. Children will be inspired to write creatively and use their imaginations in new ways.
This book teaches students about the different shapes of land on Earth—mountains, volcanoes, coasts, valleys, islands, caves, and canyons. For their own books, suggestions for research will begin with the landforms around the children's homes and schools or ones they have visited. Writing their own landform book will offer students some fascinating creative opportunities to take their own photographs, paint various landforms themselves, or find paintings by landscape artists. Children will also learn how to research and write instructions for activities to add to their books, such as how to make a volcano.
This is a volume designed to inform children what taxes are and why they are needed. Emphasis is placed on how taxes provide the funds needed to keep governments running, from local to federal levels. Young readers will understand how taxes are used to dissuade people from buying some items, such as cigarettes and gas-guzzling vehicles. Attractive color images help de-mystify this fascinating and important aspect of government.
This fascinating book describes the geological makeup and history of the Atacama Desert in Chile. One of the driest areas of the world—some parts never receive any rain—the desert's climate can be cold, sometimes producing snow and fog. Readers will be fascinated to learn that the Atacama's soil is so similar to soil samples from Mars that NASA goes to this desert to test its exploration instruments. NASA has also set up its Earth-Mars Cave Detection Program in the Atacama, too. Special sections also describe the desert's natural resources and unique problems facing this region, as well as the people, plants, and animals that inhabit this desert habitat.
Children will be delighted by exciting images of pyramids and mummies in this introduction to one of the world's oldest civilizations. Spotlight on Egypt covers everything from this country's ancient history under the ruling pharaohs to the customs and traditions of its people today. Egypt's wildlife and the importance of the Nile River and Sahara Desert are also highlighted.
Culture gives humans a sense of identity. This title examines how cultures around the world mix and change in response to migration and settlement. This fascinating book examines: cultural superiority - suppressing or abusing the culture of an indigenous people; coercion or conversion - forcing another culture to adopt beliefs or a way of life, or when it willingly converts; integration - adopting the beliefs and ways of a new homeland; protection - the belief that culture must be protected and preserved; fusion - the successful mixing of different cultures. Examples from history include: the slave trade and the impact of African culture on North America and then the world; the forcing of Native Americans to adopt European culture; the British Empire and India and the cultural interchange between the two countries; the mixing and spreading of different cuisines, music, art and design styles; the growth of multi-cultural cities.
Let the European expedition begin! The continent of Europe includes more than 40 countries and is home to some of the most interesting landforms on Earth. Concise text, easy-to-read maps, and fascinating full-color photos provide kids with an overview of this interesting continent. Topics include the natural border between Europe and Asia Europe’s many peninsulas, mountain systems, and other landforms how Europe’s location on Earth affects the continent’s climate European bodies of water, including seas, lakes, rivers, and bays the tundra, steppes, forests, and the living things found in these biomes
In this thought-provoking title, readers learn about the commercial journey behind their favorite clothing and how their own buying choices impact the world. Learn all about the supply chain, the conditions workers endure in sweatshops, and who makes money on the final purchase price of a garment.
Writing this how-to book will not only motivate children to live healthier, happier lives but will also encourage them to share with others what they have learned. Children will learn how to “eat a rainbow” and be shown how to write healthy recipes for others to try. They can share how they play their favorite sports and games using point-form instructions. They will also share ways to be kind to their families, friends, and the planet. Writing a book is a great way to internalize knowledge. Children will learn and teach others how to live their best possible lives.
The ultimate military society is explored in this book on the ancient Spartan civilization. From training methods to the famed Battle of Thermopylae, the heroics and failures of Sparta are uncovered.
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.