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Pioneers

Pioneers

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Pioneer Non-Fiction:

Bad News for Outlaws Dressing a Nation Daniel Boone Donner Dinner Party
The Donner Party Explorers Trappers and Pioneers Great Pioneer Projects Wild Women of the Wild West
Poptropica Wild West Women of the Frontier How to Get Rich on the Oregon Trail You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Pioneer
Seed By Seed Life as a Pioneer Life on a Wagon Train Painting the Wild Frontier
The Westward Movement You Wouldn't Want to Live in a Wild West Town Skillet Bread, Sourdough Etc. Hornbooks and Inkwells
Texas Rangers Who Were the American Pioneers Voices of the Western Frontier

Pioneer Fiction:

The Ballad of Lucy Whipple Caddie Woodlawn Hattie Big Sky The Last of the Mohicans
Little House on the Prairie May B The Quilt Walk Sarah Plain and Tall
The Trouble with May Amelia Woods Runner
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Indiana Books & Websites:

Alone The Bears of Blue river The Conners of conner Prairie The Floating House
Log Cabin in the Woods My Brother Abe Ollie's Cabin in the Woods A Place Called Freedom
Salt a Story of Friendship The School at Crooked Creek Where the River Grins Blossoms on the Roof
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Homework Help: U.S. States

Homework Help: U.S. States

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Books:

Ultimate US Road Trip State Names Seals Flags The Little Man In the Map Teaches the State Capitals United Tweets of America
State By State Atlas Our 50 Staes US Geography Thru Infographics Our Fifty States 3
Our 50 States 2 States and Capitals

Databases:

culturegrams states edition 200
CultureGram US Map 400
CultureGrams Online States Edition Choose a state to find up-to-date information for reports including:

  • state symbols
  • climate
  • geography
  • economy
  • history
  • population
  • government
  • famous people
  • sports teams
  • recipes
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The 13 Colonies

The 13 Colonies

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Books:

The Adventurous Life of Myles Standish The Doctor You Wouldn't Want to Be an American Colonist Hasty Pudding
John Paul George and Ben John Winthrop Oliver Cromwell and the Land of Promise The Mayflower Compact The Scoop on the Cloths, Home and Daily Life of the Colonists
Who Were the Accused Witches of Salem Roanoke Courage of Sarah Noble Witch of Blackbird Pond
Molly Pitcher Americas First Settlements Colonization and Settlement of the New World

Databases:

Encyclopedia, magazine & newspaper articles about the U.S. Civil War.

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Black History: Slavery

Black History: Slavery

Heart and Soul

Featured Book: Heart and Soul Sometimes history can be overwhelming for me. It’s hard to keep the people and places and dates straight. I really like Heart and Soul because the history unfolds like a story. In fact, the book is written like an old lady talking. It’s like listening to your Grandmother explain it.

This is the kind of book that makes you proud to be a part of your country and it doesn’t matter if you are black or white or young or old. Our country is only 236 years old. That’s a baby country. And in that time we have worked through some struggles that could have ended really badly. Instead, we have struggled together to work out our differences and find common ground and build a life together.

This book shows how a country can go from thinking a black person was property to having a black president. It explains how changes were slowly made to help make that happen. It doesn’t say the job is done, but it shows how we got to where we are today. And it has the BEST paintings. Author: Kadir Nelson

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Books:

Stolen Moses Stitches Passenger on the Pearl
Words Underground NoMore America
Chains Elijah Jefferson Henry
Mumbet Volcano Beneath the Snow All Different Now HeartSoul
Which Way to Freedom

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Black History: Scientists and Inventors

Black History: Scientists and Inventors

The Frog ScientistFeatured Scientist: Dr. Tyrone Hayes I wish all science books were written like this one! This is the story of Dr. Tyrone Hayes who started out as a boy collecting frogs, turtles and snakes in the swamp near his home in Columbia, South Carolina. Fast forward 20 years and Tyrone is a Harvard graduate studying frogs. He’s a frog scientist, just like he always wanted to be.

As you read the book you learn about how Tyrone became a scientist, but you also learn about how he does his research. You see pictures of Tyrone out in the wild collecting samples and inside his lab studying frogs under a microscope. Tyrone’s research is about the affects of pesticides on frogs. Pesticides are chemicals that farmers spray on crops to kill pests like insects or weeds. In particular, he studies atrazine, a chemical used to kill weeds. Atrazine is used in Indiana on corn crops. Reading this book just might make you want to follow the debate about whether or not atrazine should be used. According to Tyrone’s research, the chemical causes all kinds of problems in frogs…they can grow extra legs… and the chemical can even make a boy frog turn into a girl frog.

This book has fabulous pictures of frogs, frog parts & frog insides. There are also great pictures of Tyrone and his students in his lab or out in the wild collecting specimens. The pictures are all crisp and clear and full of color. I really liked the pictures inside the lab. I also liked hearing about being a scientist right from Tyrone. The author used Tyrone’s real words throughout the book. It was cool to read about a little boy who grew up to do exactly what he dreamed of doing. It’s also cool to read about someone that is really passionate about what they do. Watch the video below – Tyrone raps about what atrazine does to frogs. Author: Pamela Turner


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Books:

Black Stars Color BlackInventors Brilliant
Inventors Inspiring Carver Latimer
Walker Williams Morgan CharlesDrew

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