Read Right Now! Native Americans:
Books you can read online, right now, with no waiting!
||Read Pocahontas – In this book, children learn the story of Pocahontas. Famous for helping maintain peace between the English colonists and Native Americans, this brave Indian woman befriended the settlers at Jamestown.
Indiana Books & Websites:
The Illini, the Shawnee and the Miami were some of the Native Americans that lived in Indiana before settlers came here. One of the most well-known Native Americans from Indiana is the Miami Chief, Little Turtle. The websites and books below will help you learn more about Native Americans all over country, especially those who lived in Indiana.
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Read Right Now! Explorers:
books you can read online, right now, with no waiting!
||Read Explorer – Follow in the footstops of intrepid travelers on their journeys around the world – and beyond in Eye Wonder: Explorers. Find out about daring adventurers and thier discoveries in far off lands, from Marco Polo to the Mars Rover. Packed with facts, accesible text, and dramatic, atmospheric photography, Eye Wonders are the perfect educational start for young children.
||Read Viking – In Eye Wonder: Viking, meet the “Norsemen” and find out about their epic voyages, special festivals, and daily lives. Discover how Vikings became the scourge of Europe, and how they influence the way we live today. Were they fearsome and bloodthirsty or brave adventurers who explored the world?
Find Books About These Explorers:
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|Alexander the Great
Balboa, Vasco Nunez de
Cook, Captain James
Coronado, Francisco Vasquez de
|Drake, Sir Francis
La Salle, Sieur de
Ponce de Leon, Juan
Powell, John Wesley
Raleigh, Sir Walter
Soto, Hernando de
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.
||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.
||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
||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.
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