Readers Theatre for Global Explorers

Author: Doraine Bennett
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598845152
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This exciting compilation of readers theatre scripts for the 4th to 8th grade social studies classroom brings history to life via the adventures of explorers across the globe. * 20 scripts and 10 monologues encompass the lives and adventures of 45 groundbreaking explorers on every continent, underneath the sea, and in outer space * Sections of dialogue taken directly from original documents are noted with quotation marks and sources are provided * Provides a chronological, historical view of exploration from Leif Eriksson to modern space exploration * A bibliography includes both primary and secondary resources and indicates which are appropriate for children and young adults

Multi Grade Readers Theatre

Author: Charla R. Pfeffinger
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598848011
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Unlike most readers theatre titles, the 36 scripts in this book introduce young readers to classic authors like Louisa May Alcott and Mark Twain while they have fun and improve their reading fluency.

The Explorers Club

Author: Nell Benjamin
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 0822230097
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London, 1879. The prestigious Explorers Club is in crisis: their acting president wants to admit a woman, and their bartender is terrible. True, this female candidate is brilliant, beautiful, and has discovered a legendary Lost City, but the decision to let in a woman could shake the very foundation of the British Empire, and how do you make such a decision without a decent drink? Grab your safety goggles for some very mad science involving deadly cobras, irate Irishmen and the occasional airship.

The Explorers Guild

Author: Kevin Costner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476727392
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The golden age of adventure stories returns with this splendidly designed, action-packed, globe-trotting tale that combines the bravura storytelling of Kipling with the irresistible style of "The Adventures of Tintin." Set against the backdrop of World War I, with Western Civilization on the edge of calamity, the first installment in The Explorers Guild series concerns the Guild's quest to find the golden city of Buddhist myth. The search will take them from the Polar North to the Mongolian deserts, through the underground canals of Asia to deep inside the Himalayas, before the fabled city finally divulges its secrets and the globe-spanning journey plays out to its startling conclusion.

Piedmont

Author: Doraine Bennett
Publisher: State Standards Pub Llc
ISBN: 9781935884118
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Describes the characteristics of the Piedmont geographic region of Virginia, looking at its various land formations and attractions.

Around the World in Eighty Days

Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191605964
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Having assured the members of London's exclusive Reform Club that he will circumnavigate the world in 80 days, Fogg - stiff, repressed, English - starts by joining forces with an irrepressible Frenchman, Passepartout, and then with a ravishing Indian beauty, Aouda. Together they slice through jungles, over snowbound passes, even across an entire isthmus - only to get back five minutes late. Fogg faces despair and suicide, but Aouda makes a new man of him, able to face even the Reform Club again. Around the World in Eighty Days (1872) contains a strong dose of post-Romantic reality plus extensive borrowing from the author's own Journey to England and Scotland - but not a shred of science fiction. Its modernism lies instead in the experimental literary technique, with parallel plots, a narrator constantly made to look foolish, four characters in search of their own unconscious, and a unique twisting of space and time. Verne's classic, a bestseller for over a century, has never appeared in a critical edition before. William Butcher's stylish new translation moves as fast and as brilliantly as Fogg's own journey. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Book of Privileges Issued To Christopher Columbus By King Fernando and Queen Isabel 1492 1502

Author: Helen Nader
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1592446752
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From the moment King Fernando and Queen Isabel sponsored Christopher Columbus's voyage, they began issuing contracts, decrees, and privileges implementing the project. Previous editions of these collected documents, known as the Book of Privileges, have been published. Yet because such editions have ordered the material as Columbus left it, use of these books has proven problematic. The Repertorium Columbianum edition presents these documents in chronological order, providing a continuous historical narrative of the monarchs' and Columbus's enterprise. (The documents also appear, separately, in Columbus's arrangement.) Superbly translated, with historical and philological commentary, this edition of the Book of Privileges is a valuable historical resource.

Exploring the New World

Author: Wendy Conklin
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 0743987403
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This exciting nonfiction book brings the exploration and discovery of the New World to life through lively images, engaging facts, and supportive text. Readers will take a trip through history and the Age of Discovery as they learn about such explorers as Marco Polo, Christopher Colombus, Ferdinand Magellan, and Henry Hudson. Readers will love the brilliant images of maps and documents that show the American Discovery, the Northwest Passage, and other explorations. The table of contents and glossary work to aid in readers' understanding of the content

Global Undergrounds

Author: Paul Dobraszczyk
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780236115
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Rest your eyes long enough on the skylines of Delhi, Guangzhou, Jakarta—even Chicago or London—and you will see the same remarkable transformation, building after building going up with the breakneck speed of twenty-first-century urbanization. But there is something else just as transformative that you won’t see: sprawling networks of tunnels rooting these cities into the earth. Global Undergrounds offers a richly illustrated exploration of these subterranean spaces, charting their global reach and the profound—but often unseen—effects they have on human life. The authors shine their headlamps into an astonishing diversity of manmade underground environments, including subway systems, sewers, communications pipelines, storage facilities, and even shelters. There they find not only an extraordinary range of architectural approaches to underground construction but also a host of different cultural meanings. Underground places can evoke fear or hope; they can serve as sites of memory, places of work, or the hidden headquarters of resistance movements. They are places that can tell a city’s oldest stories or foresee its most distant futures. They are places—ultimately—of both incredible depth and breadth, crucial to all of us topside who work as urban planners, geographers, architects, engineers, or any of us who take subway trains or enjoy fresh water from a faucet. Indeed, as the authors demonstrate, the constant flux within urban undergrounds—the nonstop circulation of people, substances, and energy—serves all city dwellers in myriad ways, not just with the logistics of day-to-day life but as a crucial part of a city’s mythology.

The World Book Encyclopedia

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ISBN: 9780716600763
Format: PDF, ePub
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An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and high school students.