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Digital technology now connects people to each other and to all the world's information everywhere, at all times. This is changing the way people meet each other, fall in love, find jobs, learn new skills, take in news and entertainment, and build personal identities. Learn what these changes mean for society now and in the future.
Most jobs do not involve storms, fires, bombs, or supersonic speeds. Those jobs that do often put workers in extreme danger that could claim their lives. This series explores the most dangerous jobs in the world and how workers train and prepare for the hardships of their chosen careers.
Parachuting into forest fires. Jumping into dark water trying to find survivors. Working under the pressure of a bomb exploding! Do people do daring, dangerous jobs for money, adventure, or simply to help? Or all three? Get the details on what deep sea fishers, rescue divers, and smokejumpers really do, including salaries, safety training, and equipment. Plus, find up-to-date, editor-curated online content including news,live content feeds, and educator resources at 12StoryLibrary.com.
Social media outlets can strengthen ties between friends and family, but they can also be used for nefarious purposes-from inciting insurrection to shaming, bullying, and spreading hatred. Using personal stories, academic studies, and current events, this book explores the ways in which social media platforms are empowering dark forces to tear at the fabric of society.
The Data Geek series supports the curriculum standards that focus on understanding, interpreting, and gathering data. Information in each book is designed to help readers explore all kinds of data and data sources in order to objectively understand data in the 21st century. Readers are encouraged to think critically about the ways data is used in their lives and in the media.
Middle school can be a survival of "fitting-in," at best. In Dead Max Comix, Derrick discovers that his secrets aren't really unusual. This series offers a light-hearted touch at accepting yourself and finding your own "pack.
There is a list of the world?s deadliest animals, and the animals in this series all made the list. Read how they use teeth, claws, or deadly venom to survive and keep their positions as the world?s deadliest animals! Included in every book is a page for caregivers and teachers that suggests reading and writing prompts to help aid in reading comprehension.
Teeth, claws, power, speed, venom, and an acute sense of hearing or sight...these are some of the characteristics that the world’s deadliest predators rely on for their survival. Each volume in this series focuses on one group of animals (sharks, snakes, spiders, etc.) and then profiles six creatures within that group. How they hunt, what they eat, where they live, and the essential role they play in maintaining nature’s balance are all vividly and accurately detailed.
Dealing with Mental Disorders examines several mental disorders, discusses how they are diagnosed, and looks at what scientists know about their causes. The books also show how the disorders affect people’s everyday lives and present information about the latest and most effective treatment options. Each book includes a graphic that presents key information visually, source notes, and resources to aid in further research.
With the passage of time, the controversies that shaped historic events sometimes fade. The Debating History series focuses on those controversies as a way to gain a fuller understanding of history. Chapters are organized in pro/con format, in which a single author synthesizes arguments for and against a particular issue. Some of these essays are written from the point of view of someone who lived during the period; others are examined from a more current perspective. In all cases, important ide