History's Greatest Disasters

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Across the globe, devastating disasters have changed the course of history. History's Great Disasters brings these events to life. Explore the tragedies and triumphs of each disaster, how each event helped shape the world as we know it, and how what we've learned from these disasters has made the world a safer place.

Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Title   ATOS Format Qty
History's Greatest Disasters (7 titles)
Challenger Explosion 5.9
Chernobyl Disaster 5.9
Flu Pandemic of 1918 5.9
Gulf Oil Spill 5.4
Hurricane Katrina 5.6
San Francisco Earthquake and Fire 5.9
Sinking of the Titanic 5.4
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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF051160, JUV036000
Genre Nonfiction
Subject History, Science & Technology
Copyright 2014
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Core Library
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Season 2013-09-01
ISBN 9781617839535, 9781624030185, 9781624015182
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Paperbacks, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 363-910
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.25 x 9.25
Features Reviewed
Online Resources FREE! Core Library Connection
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History's Greatest Disasters - Library Media Connection

. . . include photos, charts, graphs, and primary documents that can be used to teach visual literacy. . . . High interest topics will draw readers in with compelling true stories from disaster survivors. The format is conducive for interactive reading. Recommended.

History's Greatest Disasters - Horn Book Guide

. . . matter-of-fact text is supplemented by photos, clear diagrams, and information sidebars.

History's Greatest Disasters - School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

These chronologically arranged accounts of major world disasters begin with background information followed by a summary of events and analysis of how each event resulted in technological or regulatory changes to prevent or mitigate the effects of similar happenings in the future. The authors are objective about the human causes or reactions to each disaster, and sidebars encourage readers to form their own opinions by comparing opposing viewpoints from primary-source accounts. The set is designed to support the Common Core State Standards, and there are numerous prompts . . . that suggest independent research and writing activities.