California's Gold Rush
This title examines an important historic event - the gold rush in California. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the first discovery of gold and the creation of boomtowns in the West, issues with the Mexican government, military desertion, expansionism, and the environmental consequences of mining, key characters such as John Sutter, Samuel Brannan, Colonel Richard B. Mason, and President James K. Polk, the roles of journalism, transportation, and racial discrimination, the development of mining technologies and entrepreneurship, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 7|
|BISACS||JNF025200, JNF025080, JNF013040|
|Subject||History, Social Studies|
|Number of Pages||112|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Graphics||Full-color illustrations, 1-color illustrations|
|Dimensions||6.25 x 9.25|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||NOT AR|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Sources for further research, and Table of contents|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Essential Events Set 8 – School Library Journal
These titles offer concise, insightful analysis of events that have left a mark on past and recent American history. . . .Each volume provides readers with the necessary historical context, the pertinent details of the events themselves, and the short-term effects and lasting legacies of each one. . . . Within the framework of the narratives, judicious sidebars, and photographs and other images, readers are introduced to what should be standard research topics. Each book concludes with a handy time line; bulleted facts; a glossary; and a brief bibliography of secondary sources, web links, and places to visit. Overall, these titles are excellent introductions to these important topics, particularly for developing an analytical framework for debate