Synopses & Reviews
Biographies For Grades 4-8 Correlated to the CurriculumExtend the learning through this new biography series. The Library of American Lives and Times use extensive primary resources as it brings American history to life for your students.Learn about some of the greatest players who helped in shaping America as it grew from a colony to a world super power. Through a chronological narrative, enriched with diary entries, letters, and other primary documents, students will learn about the various stages of our nation's development, as well as learning to think about history from the perspective of both individuals and society.By learning about history from a particular and unique biographical perspective, each student will learn about the following themes that form the framework for the social studies standards: Culture; People, Places, and Environments; Individual Development and Identity; Individuals, Groups, and Institutions; Power, Authority, and Governance; Production, Distribution, and Consumption; Global Connections: Civic Ideals and Practices.These books are comprehensive biographical treatments of important Americans, emphasizing not just their lives, but the times in which they lived. Each book is 112 pages with dynamic full-color photos throughout. Text is designed to make the navigation and comprehension of these more extensive supplemental books an easy transition from the third-grade material under the PowerKids Press imprint.Nathan Hale: ?I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.? These words, spoken by Nathan Hale just prior to his execution by the British in 1776, speak to the spirit of patriotism that was the battle cry of the American Revolution. Rights and freedoms that today's American students relegate to the dusty world of history are seen as life-and-death issues through the lens of young soldiers and citizens in the throes of a revolution.