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Create filters, use special effects, and more, while learning building blocks of code. Page Plus links to hands-on coding activities are included. These project-based titles are created in partnership with Vidcode, an online coding platform for grades 4 and up.
A historical event does not look the same to everyone. It often depends on one's perspective. In the Viewpoints and Perspectives series, more advanced readers will come to understand different viewpoints by learning the context, significance, and details of key historical events through the eyes of three different people, while engaging with text through questions sparking critical thinking.
Combining biographical profiles with poetry selections, this selection of Voices in Poetry highlights the extraordinary lives and talent of some of the world's most influential poets. This series introduces readers to unique poetic voices from multicultural perspectives by featuring full-length poems or excerpts from larger works and examinations of the author's style and thematic material.
For nearly four years the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) spread war and terror across the Middle East. ISIS saw itself as the ruler of the world's 1.8 billion Muslims who would be forced to live under a caliphate based on beliefs and laws common in the 7th century. In 2015 the United States and some forty other nations launched a war against ISIS, making a stand against one of the most vicious terrorist groups known on earth.
History and geography lessons abound in this series about warriors and warrior cultures from ancient times to today. With a high interest presentation featuring labeled drawings complemented with primary sources and photos of museum treasures, this series is a formidable survey of world history and the competition for resources, from the gold of Spain in the first century to the political rivalries of the modern world.
Wars aren’t just won or lost on the battlefield. For centuries, nations have employed Wartime Spies to stay one step ahead of the enemy. In this series, readers will gather intelligence on the events surrounding significant conflicts, uncovering how spies from all sides played a role in the war’s outcome. Each title demonstrates how its era’s agents, double agents, and moles communicated and completed daring missions, all while using tools, tricks, and technology to outwit one another.
These engaging titles provide readers with a comprehensive overview of the weapons used in military combat around the world. Each title begins with a discussion of the featured weapon, its importance and use in battles, and how this has changed over time. This section is followed by almanac-style entries that highlight featured models of this weapon through history, including specifications and performance statistics, and contributions in battle.
Canada's colonial history is rich with conflict and progress. Welcome to British North America offers a wide-ranging look at life in Upper Canada after it was settled by the British. Readers will learn how the British colonies were established and governed and see what life was like for both settlers and Indigenous Peoples between 1713 and 1850.
The colonial era is a fascinating and much studied era in Canadian history. Welcome to New France will offer a comprehensive look at life in New France. Readers will learn how the colonies were explored and settled, and what life was like in the time period spanning from the early 1500s into the nineteenth century.
European destiny in the Americas came at the expense of the Native peoples. On this point, most knowledgeable people would agree. Where there is disagreement is in determining the intent of the white Europeans who sought to make the Americas their new home. The question of intent, still contentious today, is the focus of the book Were Native Americans the Victims of Genocide?