Download e-book for iPad: Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an by Russell Freedman

By Russell Freedman

From the writer of Lincoln: A Photobiography, comes a clear-sighted, rigorously researched account of 2 strangely parallel lives and the way they intersected at a serious second in U.S. historical past. Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass have been either self-taught, either nice readers and believers within the value of literacy, either males born bad who via their very own efforts reached positions of energy and prominence—Lincoln as president of the us and Douglass because the most renowned and influential African American of his time. even though their conferences have been few and short, their trade of rules helped to finish the Civil warfare, reunite the state, and abolish slavery. comprises bibliography, resource notes, and index.

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The Ship to Nowhere: On Board the Exodus (Holocaust by Rona Arato PDF

By Rona Arato

Rachel Fletcher is 11 years previous while she, her mom and sister are filled on board the Exodus, a dilapidated vessel smuggling 4500 Jewish refugees risking their lives to arrive Palestine, their biblical place of origin. regardless of all they'd suffered throughout the Holocaust, Jewish refugees are nonetheless now not sought after in lots of international locations. Even a Canadian immigration officer famously stated on the time “None is just too many” whilst requested what number refugees Canada might take up. still, Rachel and the opposite refugees refuse to renounce desire whilst conflict ships encompass them. Their struggle, and the global awareness it introduced, encouraged the UN to vote for the construction of the kingdom of Israel. Made recognized by means of the Paul Newman movie “Exodus”, this can be the 1st publication for children concerning the send that helped make history.

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Download PDF by Michael Riley,Jamie Byrom: OCR GCSE History SHP: The People's Health c.1250 to present

By Michael Riley,Jamie Byrom

An OCR counseled textbook

Let SHP effectively steer you thru the hot specification with an exhilarating, enquiry-based sequence that invigorates educating and studying; combining top perform rules and beneficial initiatives to improve scholars' high-level historic wisdom and skills.

- take on unexpected themes from the broadened curriculum with self assurance: the enticing, obtainable textual content covers the content material you wish for teacher-led classes and autonomous study

- Ease the transition to GCSE: step by step enquiries encouraged by way of most sensible perform in KS3 aid to simplify lesson making plans and make sure non-stop development inside of and throughout units

- construct the data and realizing scholars have to prevail: the scaffolded three-part job constitution permits scholars to checklist, give some thought to and assessment their learning

- advance scholar functionality around the board: definitely demanding projects motivate excessive achievers to excel at GCSE whereas transparent causes make key ideas available to all

- Rediscover your enthusiasm for resource paintings: various functional, exciting visible and written resource fabric is embedded on the middle of every research to reinforce understanding

- enhance scholars' feel of interval: the visually stimulating textual content layout makes use of memorable case stories, diagrams, infographics and modern pictures to deliver attention-grabbing occasions and other people to life

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Download e-book for iPad: The Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett by Greg Pizzoli

By Greg Pizzoli

From an award-winning writer comes an image ebook biography that feels like Indiana Jones for kids!

British explorer Percy Fawcett believed that hidden deep in the Amazon rainforest was once an historical urban, misplaced for the a while. most folk didn’t even think this urban existed. but when Fawcett may locate it, he will be wealthy and well-known perpetually. this can be the real tale of 1 man’s exciting, risky trip into the jungle, and what he discovered on his quest for the misplaced urban of Z.

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Download e-book for kindle: For the Love of Texas: Tell Me about the Colonists! by Betsy Christian,George Christian,Chris A. Gruszka,Henry

By Betsy Christian,George Christian,Chris A. Gruszka,Henry Williams (H.W.) Brands

prior to Texas used to be Texas, it used to be loads of issues to lots of alternative humans. Comanche, Choctaw, French, Spanish, Mexican and extra laid declare to Texas soil as their very own, and nobody desired to proportion. The fights and alliances that arose out of the colonization of Texas formed the state's destiny. discover all in regards to the starting of the country and the colonists who helped pave the best way for the Texas we now understand. Saddle up with Betsy and George Christian for an interactive, enjoyable bankruptcy in Texas heritage for children that demanding situations them to invite questions about the background they are instructed and the realm within which they live.

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New PDF release: Earthrise: My Adventures as an Apollo 14 Astronaut

By Edgar Mitchell,Ellen Mahoney,Dr. Brian Cox

The inspiring and interesting biography of the 6th guy to ever stroll at the Moon Of the approximately seven billion those that survive Earth, basically 12 have walked at the Moon and Dr. Edgar Mitchell was once considered one of them. Earthrise is a colourful memoir for teenagers that includes the existence tale of this the world over recognized Apollo 14 astronaut. The booklet makes a speciality of Edgar's striking trip to the Moon in 1971 and highlights the various steps he took to get there, together with turning out to be up as a farm boy on a ranch; residing in Roswell, New Mexico, through the alleged alien ship crash; graduating from Carnegie Mellon and MIT; being a army strive against pilot; and turning into a NASA astronaut. In enticing and suspenseful prose he information his ancient flight to the Moon, describing every little thing from the very practical—eating, slumbering, and going to the rest room in space—to the metaphysical, corresponding to the life-changing sensation of connectedness to the universe that he felt and that has been defined, in various levels, by way of many astronauts. wide assets comprise annotated lists of web sites approximately house, museums and enterprises, movies and video clips, and books for additional reading.

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New PDF release: Les templiers, légendes et histoire (IMAGO (EDITIONS)

By Thierry Leroy

Sept cents ans après leur procès, les Templiers suscitent toujours nombre d'affabulations et de légendes. automobile il existe bien une mythologie templière où se retrouvent pêle-mêle adoration du saint Graal, secrète dévotion à l'énigmatique Baphomet, homosexualité initiatique, fascination pour l'islam, l'hérésie cathare et le paganisme, ownership d'un fabuleux trésor à jamais enfoui et survivance occulte…

Faisant le aspect entre les faits historiquement établis et l'imagination d'auteurs peu soucieux d'exactitude, Thierry Leroy revient sur les rumeurs et les croyances entourant cet ordre maudit, en dresse l'origine et estime leur portée. Avec rigueur, il retrace ainsi los angeles véritable épopée de ces célèbres chevaliers du Christ.

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Marcia Amidon Lusted,Tom Casteel's The Great Depression: Experience the 1930s from the Dust PDF

By Marcia Amidon Lusted,Tom Casteel

In The nice melancholy: adventure the Thirties From the airborne dirt and dust Bowl to the hot Deal, readers a while 12 to fifteen examine the motives, period, and end result of the good melancholy, the time period while greater than 20 percentage of american citizens have been unemployed. They notice how humans coped, what new innovations happened, and the way the economics of the rustic affected the humanities, sciences, and politics of the days. the last decade observed the inauguration of many social courses that american citizens nonetheless reap the benefits of at the present time. the combo of President Roosevelt’s New Deal and the dawning of global struggle II gave adequate financial stimulus to spice up the USA out of its stoop and right into a new period of recovery.

In The nice Depression, scholars discover what it intended to reside in this time. tasks akin to designing a Thirties outfit and making a magazine from the perspective of a child whose relations is at the street aid infuse the content material with realism and practicality. In-depth investigations of fundamental resources from the interval permit readers to interact in additional, autonomous examine of the days. extra fabrics comprise a thesaurus, a listing of present reference works, and net resources.

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