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Eyewitness to History - Set of 6

Eyewitness to History - Set of 6
    Code: EYEWI101
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    Format: Reinforced Hardcover
    Publisher: Gareth Stevens
    Series: Eyewitness to History
    Ages: 10 to 11
    Size: 6½ X 9¼
    Total Pages: 32
    For Grades: 4 to 5
    List Price: $159.60
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    Inside- Eyewitness to History

    History comes alive when readers see through the eyes of those who experienced it. This series presents historic figures and the times in which they lived using primary source material. As "eyewitnesses to history," these fascinating people had invaluable insight into certain historic events. In these books, the words of Thomas Jefferson, Anne Frank, Frederick Douglass, Abigail Adams, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and Martin Luther King Jr. offer glimpses into their remarkable lives and perceptive commentary on the issues of their time.

    • "Eyewitness" accounts of historical events and primary sources lend a valuable perspective to the elementary social studies curriculum
    • Each spread features both a fact box and a sidebar for further information
    • Graphic organizers summarize essential information
    • Historical artwork and photographs aid in understanding of time period

    Titles include:

    Abigail Adams

    Abigail Adams holds an honored place in American history, not only for being a First Lady of the United States, but for the invaluable letters she left behind. Through her writings, people today can experience what it was like to be a woman, a mother, and an American in the early days of the United States. This fascinating look at Abigail's life uses primary sources to expose the wit, intelligence, and opinions of this early advocate for woman's rights.

    Anne Frank

    Anne Frank's youthful optimism was a stark contrast to the terrible monstrosities of World War II. While Anne and her family hid from the world in a secret annex, she confided in her diary, nicknamed Kitty, providing the world with an inside view of what it was like to grow up fearing the wrath of Nazi Germany. This biography uses Anne's moving writings to highlight the events of her short life. Her diary is a powerful tool and reminder of the unjust hate that caused the Holocaust.

    Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass's life was so incredible that it took him three autobiographies to tell the whole story. His life as a slave and his daring escape are just two chapters. He was also a famous abolitionist and women's rights supporter. This biography uses Douglass's own writings in describing the key events in his life. Primary source materials shed light on key issues of the Civil War era and beyond.

    Lewis and Clark

    The journey of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark across the newly acquired Louisiana Territory from 1804 to 1806 was truly extraordinary. It's best explained using the journals of these two explorers. In this book, primary source materials were carefully chosen to highlight the most interesting and exciting parts of the adventure.

    Martin Luther King Jr.

    No discussion of the civil rights movement of the 1960s is complete without a close look at Martin Luther King Jr. This book is an invaluable source of biographical information that uses King's own immensely powerful words to tell the story of his life and the fight for equility. The Montgomery bus boycott, the March on Washington, and the Civil Rights Act are just some historic events described. Readers will find that King's words still resonate today, years after his tragic death.

    Thomas Jefferson

    Describes the life and accomplishments of the United States Founding Father and third president, from his childhood in Virginia and his early political career to the drafting of the Declaration of Independence and the founding of the University of Virginia.