Outrageous Women of the American Frontier

Outrageous Women of the American Frontier

Incredible true stories of the most amazing women in Americanhistory They were courageous, resourceful pioneers, enduring andadventurous. They made arduous journeys, carved careers out of thewilderness, defied conventions, and fought for their freedom. Theywere community leaders, artists, and entrepreneurs. TheseOutrageous Women of the American Frontier boldly faced the grittyrealities of daily life?everything from starvation to shootouts?andmade their mark in history! Among the outrageous women you?ll meet are: * Charlie Parkhurst?who disguised herself as a man, drove astagecoach for twenty years, and was probably the first Americanwoman to vote * Bridget "Biddy" Mason?a former slave who gained her freedom inthe 1850s and made enough money to set up several homes for thehomeless, sick, and old * Gertrudis Barcelo?Santa Fe?s "Gambling Queen" who kept her maidenname, owned her own casino, and helped the United States win theMexican-American War * Libbie Custer?wife of the famous general and a talented writerwho chronicled her frontier adventures in books that made her awealthy woman Also available in the Outrageous Women series... * Outrageous Women of Ancient Times * Outrageous Women of Colonial America * Outrageous Women of the Middle Ages * Outrageous Women of the Renaissance

Women of the American Revolution

Women of the American Revolution

Discusses the contributions of various women who helped the American colonies break free of British rule, including Abigail Adams, Peggy Arnold, Esther Reed, Deborah Sampson, Mercy Warren, And Phillis Wheatley.

Outrageous Women of Civil War Times

Outrageous Women of Civil War Times

Fascinating true stories of the most amazing women in American history They were pioneers and trailblazers, spies and ex-slaves, reformers and first ladies. They became America's first women nurses, doctors, preachers, and voters. These Outrageous Women of Civil War Times braved the battlefield, fought for their rights, wrote inspiring works-and became heroines! Among the outrageous women you'll meet are: Belle Boyd-a spy for the confederacy who dodged a hail of bullets to deliver key information to General Stonewall Jackson Susan B. Anthony-the pioneering women's rights crusader who broke the law in order to vote for Ulysses S. Grant for president Clara Barton-who cared for Civil War soldiers on the battlefield and founded the American Red Cross Harriet Tubman-the runaway slave who led hundreds to freedom on the Underground Railroad

Life in Colonial America

Life in Colonial America

From the moment Europeans stumbled across North America at the end of the fifteenth century, monarchs and investors sought to exploit the land’s riches. With high expectations, colonists sailed across the Atlantic, seeking a better life and perhaps even fortune. But life in America was harder than they thought. Several colonies failed, and without the help of friendly Native Americans, others may not have made it, either. Even after the colonists learned how to build houses, hunt, and farm, life remained hard for all concerned. Men had to plant and tend crops, hunt wild game, and fix anything that broke. Women had to take care of children, sew, cook, and perform dozens of other duties. Children also had a list of chores that they had to perform every day. There was so much work, in fact, that colonists began using indentured servants and then slaves from Africa to plant and harvest their crops. Learn what daily life was like for the colonists, and how their successes affected the Native Americans and governments in other countries.

How to Raise an American

1776 Fun and Easy Tools, Tips, and Activities to Help Your Child Love This Country

How to Raise an American

Do you love America? Are you proud to call this country your home? Now, what about your kids? You want them to love America as much as you do, but when popular culture tells them it’s cooler to bash this country than to love it, how can you teach them to be proud and loyal citizens? As mothers themselves, bestselling author Myrna Blyth and former presidential speechwriter Chriss Winston have struggled with the same dilemma. Shocked by the growing patriotism gap, they set out to create a real-world resource all parents can use to teach their kids about the greatness of America’s past, the promise of its future, and the important role each of us plays in this democracy. How to Raise an American shows you how to make patriotism a priority without it becoming a chore for you or your kids. This practical guide offers tips, games, activities, quizzes, and information you can use to make patriotism part of your family’s daily life, including: - 60-Minute Solutions that easily and seamlessly instill a love of this country - Dinner Table Debate topics that will have the whole family talking - Road trip ideas that bring America’s history to life - Books and movies that exemplify our shared ideals - Inspiring stories of American courage, honor, and ingenuity - Fun and educational ways to celebrate American holidays like the Fourth of July and Veterans Day Blyth and Winston consulted prominent historians, academics, military leaders, politicians, au-thors, scholars, film crit ics, and parents around the country to bring you a truly useful guide. Part treatise on patriotism, part American history primer, part civics lesson, this book is the antidote to the virulent America bashing our children hear every day. Inspiring and practical, How to Raise an American is a must for every patriot—parent and child.

Guide to Collective Biographies for Children and Young Adults

Guide to Collective Biographies for Children and Young Adults

Help middle and high school students find the books they need for school reports quickly and easily. The author has indexed the lives and accomplishments of more than 5,700 notable men and women from ancient through modern times in this tool that will aid librarians, media specialists, and teachers with a student's search to find biographies written especially for their age group.

Children's Books in Print, 2007

An Author, Title, and Illustrator Index to Books for Children and Young Adults

Children's Books in Print, 2007


Turning on Learning

Five Approaches for Multicultural Teaching Plans for Race, Class, Gender and Disability

Turning on Learning

This new Fourth Edition contains many lesson plans that cover a variety of subject areas and grade levels (1-12), as well as action research activities that investigate the various dimensions of teaching. Many of the lesson plans are written by actual classroom teachers, and all of them have been examined by practicing teachers. More than simply a "how-to" manual, it is designed to help the teacher or teacher education student teach from a multicultural perspective. Each lesson plan offers a "Before" version (the lesson as it is usually taught) and an "After" version (how the lesson can be improved to "turn on" learning). A discussion explaining why the changes were made follows each lesson plan.

Barnes & Noble Illustrated Guide to Sites of the American Revolution

Barnes & Noble Illustrated Guide to Sites of the American Revolution

Guide to over 100 Revolutionary War battlefields, military parks, forts, historic sites and buildings, museums, and archives for visitors, including biographies of key figures, and features about the Continental Army, Navy and Marines, weaponry, battlefield medicine, and the role of women, Native Americans, and African Americans in the war.