Foundations of Our Nation
Foundations of Our Nation introduces readers to key topics in early American history, addressing important events and documents central to the founding of the United States. Concise, informative text and well-chosen photographs bring each aspect of U.S. history to life in an engaging narrative. Each book includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills required by the Common Core State Standards.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
- Spring 2020
- Fall 2019
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Subject||History, Social Studies|
|Number of Pages||48|
|ISBN||9781617837050, 9781617837555, 9781624010095|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Paperbacks, Anywhere eBooks|
|Graphics||1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations|
|Dimensions||7.25 x 9.25|
|Online Resources||FREE! Core Library Connection
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Foundations of Our Nation – Library Media Connection
This series shows the development of the important events of the American Revolution. Each book contains important dates, a “Stop and Think” section, and a “Learn More” section. The books are engaging for all readers with simple terminology and details. . . [and] give students a new perspective and are engaging for an extensive range of school-age readers.
Foundations of Our Nation – School Library Journal
This series focuses on the building blocks of the United States. Five chapters in each book describe causes, pivotal moments, and turning points of important events. Viewpoints from opposing sides are offered as well. Information is presented in a succinct, age-appropriate style. “Straight to the Source” sections highlight primary-source documents. . . . “Explore Online” text boxes challenge readers to think critically about what they’re learning. Illustrations consist of maps, period reproductions, and full-color stock photographs. Because the books cover a relatively small span of years, some content overlaps. The links listed in the back of each volume provide access to “routinely monitored” websites and a website where teachers and students can find supplemental information and ideas for activities. These titles are CCSS and report-writer friendly.