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U.S. Revolution

U.S. Revolution

Eyewitness Civil War The U.S. Revolution lasted from 1775-1783. It is also called The Revolutionary War or The War for Independence. It was fought between Great Britain and the 13 Colonies. By its end, America was recognized as an independent nation. Famous events of the U.S. Revolution include: The Boston Masacre, The Boston Tea Party, The Battles of Lexington & Concord, The Battle of Bunker Hill, The Battle of Trenton & The Battle of Gettysburg.

Famous people of The Revolution include: John Adams, Samuel Adams, John Quincy Adams, Abigail Adams, Ethan Allen, Benedict Arnold, Crispus Attucks, George Rogers Clark, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Dolly Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Dolly Madison, Thomas Paine, Paul Revere & George Washington.

The following websites and books will help you learn more about the people and events of The U.S. Revolution.

Websites:


FunkWagnalls2 Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia: U.S. Revolution an Encyclopedia article you can read online at any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card.

KidsSearch2 Kids Search: U.S. Revolution 1775-1783 is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card. This U.S. Revolution Page will take you to information about the U.S. Revolution. Choose any of the following: Magazines, Newspapers, Books & Encyclopedias, Biographies & Primary Sources

USHistoryContext2 U.S. History in Context is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card. Each of these links will take you to information about the U.S. Revolution: Encyclopedias & DictionariesImagesPrimary SourcesMagazine Articles & Videos

Focus on Indiana

Indiana & the U.S. Revolution:

IndianaHistoryOnline Indiana History Online: U.S. Revolution Information about Indiana and the U.S. Revolution you can read online at any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card.

Books:

The U.S. Revolution Voices of the American Revolution The Signers George Vs/ George
Black Regiments Friends Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death Benedict Arnold
Betsy Ross Weapons & Gear of the U.S. Revolution Revolution & Dress Independent Dames
Cannons

Stories:

Jump Ship to Freedom Mr. Revere and I My Brother Sam is Dead Johnny Tremain
Chains Forge Revolution Hanukkah
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U.S. Civil War

U.S. Civil War

Eyewitness Civil War The U.S. Civil War lasted from 1861-1865. It was between the Northern States (the Union) and the Southern States (the Confederacy). Famous events of The Civil War include The Battle of Bull Run, The Battle of Vicksburg, Antietam, Appomattox and The Battle of Gettysburg.

Famous people of The Civil War include Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, William ShermanBenjamin Harrison, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. The following websites and books will help you learn more about the people and events of The U.S. Civil War.

Websites:

Focus on Indiana

Indiana & the U.S. Civil War:


Databases:

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

  • Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia: U.S. Civil War an Encyclopedia article you can read online at any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library CardKids Search: U.S. Civil War 1861-1965 is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card. This page will take you to information about the U.S. Civil War. Choose any of the following: Magazines, Newspapers, Books & Encyclopedias, Biographies & Primary Sources & Photos.
  • U.S. History in Context is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card. Each of these links will take you to information about the U.S. Revolution: Encyclopedias & DictionariesImagesPrimary SourcesMagazines & Videos
  • Indiana History OnlineU.S. Civil War Information about Indiana and the U.S. Revolution you can read online at any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card.

Non-Fiction Books:

CivilSecretHarriet CivilAZ CivilBrady CivilOutrageous
CivilDressing CivilEyewitness CivilScholastic CivilSpy
CivilSpying CivilJoke CivilSiege CivilAppomattax
CivilVoices CivilGettysberg CivilWouldnt LincolnFreedman

Stories:

CivilRedMoon CivilHomer CivilRedBadge
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Biomes

Biomes
Habitats habitat is the natural place a plant or animal lies. If a habitat changes so that a plant or animal can’t live there anymore and survive, the species of plant or animal either adapts (changes) or moves. Examples of habitats are a cave, a tree stump or a pond. A biome is an area on earth that has a particular kind of climate that supports certain plants and animals. For instance, for a raccoon, a hollow tree might be its habitat. The tree itself is in the forest biome. The forest biome is the place on earth that has the right soil and temperatures for trees to grow.

  • Listen and Read the free eMagazine: National Geographic Young Explorer! A Habitat is Home

Biome Websites:

Biome Books:

Understanding Biomes Amazing Biome Projects You Can Build Yourself Ecosystems How Ecosystems Work

NOTE: The FREE eBooks from WeGiveBooks require you to set up an account to read the books. Both are FREE, you just need to join by setting up a username and password first.

ARCTIC TUNDRA:

Arctic and Antarctic WeGiveBooksSmall

Free Arctic Tundra eReading:

Arctic Tundra Websites:

Arctic Tundra Books:

Arctic Tundra and Polar Regions Counting in the Tundra World of Biomes Frozen Tundra 24 hours on the Tundra

DESERT:

Desert WeGiveBooksSmall

Free Desert eReading:

Desert Websites:

Desert Books:

Counting in the Desert Deserts and Semideserts World of Biomes the Dry Desert

Forest:

Eye Wonder Forest WeGiveBooksSmall

Free Forest eReading:

  • eBook: Eye Wonder: Forest – Go deep into the woods to reveal the animal and plant life. Did you know that Bristlecone Pines can live for more than 8,000 years? Find out facts like this and more in this fact-packed guide to forests.
  • eMagazine: Read Right Now! National Geographic Young Explorer: The Forest in Fall
  • eMagazine: Read Right Now! National Geographic Young Explorer: The Forest in Winter
  • eMagazine: Read Right Now! National Geographic Young Explorer: The Forest in Spring
  • eBook: Read Right Now! Trees

Forest Websites:

Forest Books:

Counting in the Forest Coniferous Forests Temperate Forests World of Biomes the Temperate Forest

Rain Forest:

Rain Forest WeGiveBooksSmall

Free Rain Forest eReading:

Rain Forest Websites:

Counting in the Rain Forest Rain Forests Tropical Forests World of Biomes the Tropical Rain Forest

OCEAN:

Life in the Ocean WeGiveBooksSmall

Free Ocean eReading:

  • eBook: Read Right Now! Life in the Ocean – But underneath the waves, the oceans are live with underwater forests of sea grasses, wildly colorful coral reefs, thousands of different types of fish, millions of strange sea creatures, both tiny and large. Learn about them in Life In the Ocean.
  • eBook: Read Right Now! What We Saw at the Seashore
  • eBook: Read Right Now! Who Is In the Ocean?

Ocean Websites:

Ocean Books:

Counting in the Ocean Oceans and Beaches Wonderful Water Biomes the Seashore

CORAL REEF:

A Coral Reef "National

Free Coral Reef eReading:

  • eMagazine: Read Right Now! National Geographic Young Explorer!: A Coral Reef (it is the third story in the magazine, not the first one – the reef article starts on page 13.)

Coral Reef Websites:

Coral Reef Books:

Wonderful Water Biomes the Coral Reef Coral Reef Coral Reefs 24 Hours on a Coral Reef

FRESHWATER:

Eye Wonder Rivers and Lakes WeGiveBooksSmall

Free Freshwater eReading:

Freshwater Websites:

Freshwater Books:

Rivers Lakes Streams and Ponds Wonderful Water Biomes lakes and Rivers Freshwaters Explore Rivers & Ponds

Mountains:

Mountain WeGiveBooksSmall

Free Mountain eReading:

Mountain Websites:

Mountain Books:

Mountains Mountains and Highlands Mountains Mountains

WETLANDS, MARSHES & SWAMPS:

Wetlands, Marshes & Swamps:

Wetlands, Marshes & Swamps Books:

Wetlands Marshes and Swamps 24 Hours in the Wetlands Marshes and Swamps

GRASSLANDS & SAVANNAS:

Grassland & Savanna Websites:

Grassland & Savanna Books:

Temperate Grasslands Tropical Grasslands Biomes of the World: Grasslands World of Biomes the Wide Open Grasslands

TAIGA (Boreal Forest):

Taiga Websites:

Taiga Books:

The Forested Taiga Tropical Grasslands The Boreal Forest

CHAPPARAL:

Chapparal Websites:

Chapparal Books:

Shrublands Chapparal and Scrub

ESTUARIES:

Estuary Websites:

Estuary Books:

Estuaries A Journey into an Estuary

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Chemistry

Chemistry

Below are books and websites that will help you get started on your Chemistry Homework. Stuck? Remember you can always call the Rose-Hulman Homework Help Hotline.

Websites

Books:

Why Is Milk White? Step by Step Science Experiments in Chemistry Analyze This Testing Materials Cool Chemistry for Girls
The Elements Kitchen Chemistry Chemistry Get a Big Reaction Amazing Kitchen Chemistry Projects
It's Elementary Mixtures and Solutions Chemical elements from Carbon to Krypton
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Middle Ages

Middle Ages

The Middle Ages, or Medieval period, lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. This period is known for barbarian invasions, the Plague, Feudalism (a social structure of knights, nobles & peasants), Castles & the Crusades.

Websites

Non-Fiction Books:

You Wouldn't Want to be in a Medieval Dungeon There's a Rat in My Soup Could You Survive Medieval Food? The Miserable Life of Medieval Peasants Stonemason
Lady of the Manor Don't let the barber pull your teeth : could you survive medieval medicine? 2012 Medieval Life (Eyewitness) 2011 Medieval Castle Adventure Crafts 2011
Medieval science (500-1500) 2011 Did castles have bathrooms? : and other questions about the Middle Ages 2011 Weapons of war : tales of ancient & Medieval warfare : from axes to war hammers, weapons from the age of hand-to-hand fighting 2010 Good masters! Sweet Ladies! : voices from a medieval village 2007
Archers, alchemists, and ninety-eight other medieval jobs you might have loved or loathed 2003 Crafts and Culture of a Medieval Town 2007 Outrageous Women of the Middle Ages 1998

Fiction Books:

Run Far Run Fast Beowulf Chaucer's Canterbury Tales Whittington
Crispin at the Edge of the World The Door in the Wall Newbery29 The Executioner's Daughter 2000 The Midwife's Apprentice 1995 Newbery96
Ramsay Scallop 1994
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