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Sep. 6, 2013
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Children's Material
Books
Description
Johnnson discusses each major era in the history of the United States and includes biographies of key people, summaries of social movements and issues, time lines, historic documents and speeches, and a guide to historic sites.
Contents
To providence 1631 -- Le grand derangement 1755 -- On the forbidden path 1760 -- Soldier in disguise 1782 -- Called by the voice of America 1789 -- Buying freedom 1795 -- "Give us free!" 1839 -- A thousand miles for freedom 1848 -- Walking to Zion 1856 -- "For honor, duty, and liberty" 1863 -- Gold mountain 1865 -- Flight of the Nez Perce 1877 -- The promised land 1894 -- Going north 1924 -- The road to California 1934 -- Saved 1939 -- "Walk together, children" 1965 -- La peregrinacion 1966 -- Losing China 1966 -- "Welcome to America" 1988.
Description
This magnificent treasury tells the story of America through 100 true tales. Some are tales of triumph—the midnight ride of Paul Revere, the Wright brothers taking to the air, Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon. Some are tales of tragedy—the fate of the Donner party, the great fire in Chicago, the eruption of Mt. Saint Helens. There are stories of inventors and athletes, and abolitionists and artists, stories about struggling for freedom—again and again, in so many ways.
Websites and Databases
Audience
Grades 3-8
Description
This website, a project of the Ramapo Catskill Library System maintained by the Colorado State Library, is an excellent gateway to the Web designed especially for students. The Geography/History/Biography: American History section features librarian-approved links on specfic time periods and topics relating to American History.
Description
Encyclopædia Britannica Online includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, Britannica Student Encyclopedia and the Britannica Book of the Year. Through this service, you can find more than 118,000 articles, updated and revised by Encyclopædia Britannica editors and contributors; over 14,000 illustrations, including photographs, drawings, maps, and flags; and more than 215,000 entries--including definitions, pronunciation guides, and word histories.
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Requires a JCLC card.
Description
Magazines, newspapers and reference books (most are full-text). Information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports, etc. High school.
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Requires a JCLC card.
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Description
Compilation of four animated short films profiling legendary figures in American history. John Henry goes up against a machine with his hammer to help build America's railroads; Casey Jones, the brave engineer delivers the U.S. mail in record-breaking time; Johnny Appleseed plants apple trees across America to benefit the early pioneers; Paul Bunyan, the gian lumberjack, clears the land for American settlers.
Notes
Narrated by James Earl Jones and Alfre Woodard
Edition
Special 30th anniversary ed.
Description
Collection of all 46 Schoolhouse rock! songs on the topics of science, multiplication, money, American history and English grammar. Plus, the new song "I'm gonna send your vote to college" about the American electoral college.
Magazines
Description
Includes articles, games, poems, and suggestions for projects based on American history
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01/01/1993 to present
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