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10,000 Days of Thunder
Caputo, Philip

"It was the war that lasted 10,000 days.  From the first stirrings of unrest in Vietnam under French colonial rule, to American intervention, this book explores the war that changed the lives of a generation of Americans."  We believe this is an excellent choice for Dialectic students to study this aspect of history.  Use for five weeks.  128 pages  HB/DJ

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1990s: Decade in Photos, The
Corrigan, Jim

Learn about the high points of the 1990's including fads and fashion, sports, politics at home and abroad, and technology.    64 pages  Library Bound

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All the People
Hakim, Joy

We've used several books in the A History of US series by Joy Hakim and feel that they provide excellent coverage for this level of students.  As with all Hakim books, you'll want to watch the Glance to be aware of possible bias and be prepared to talk with your student about his reading assignments.  The time frame for this Revised Fourth Edition goes up to 2009.  Use for over five weeks.  297 pages  PB

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America in the 1960's
Callan, Jim

Thorough and balanced coverage of the history of the decade of the 60's.  Read for five weeks in Year 4 Unit 3 and one week in Unit 4.  128 pages  HB

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America in the 1970's
Burns, Bree

You are probably now well familiar with this series as a thorough coverage of each decade.  This one is the same and you will enjoy reading (and possibly reminiscing) about events of the 1970s.  128 pages  Library Bound

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America in the 1990's
Ochoa, George

In addition to learning about important events during presidential administrations, you'll have the opportunity to learn about events taking place in the arts, sciences, popular culture, fashion, and music.  128 pages  Library Bound

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America in the Time of Martin Luther King Jr.
Isaacs, Sally Senzell

This book is a staple for Unit 3 but you'll use it a week or two in Unit 4.  Pages are loaded with pictures and enough text to give your youngest students an introduction to culture and events from the late 40's to the mid 70's.  48 pages  PB

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Aunt Chip and the Great Triple Creek Dam Affair
Polacco, Patricia

Enjoy this Literature selection about how "Aunt Chip saves the town of Triple Creek, where everyone has forgotten how to read because of the invasion of television."  This is a great choice to read alongside your study of more recent history because we see how television has changed the lives of children.  40 pages  HB/DJ

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Bill Gates
Brown, Jonatha A.

"A biography of Bill Gates, focusing on the Seattle business community and the global village that he has helped create through his work as a computer software entrepreneur."  Read for two weeks.  24 pages  PB

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Civl Rights Movement and Vietnam, The
Published by: Saddleback Eductional Publishing
Graphic novel based on the Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam. Replacement title for Fearon's Our Century 1960-1970 edited by Tony Napoli. Used for 5+ weeks in multiple units of Year 4.NEW$9.95$9.95 
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Cold War, The
Taylor, David
This book begins with the Truman Doctrine and continues through the end of the Cold War. Ample pictures and helpful maps are scattered throughout the text.The language is a bit elevated for Upper Grammar students, but you'll discover that the assignments are typically only a couple of pages in a given week so the challenge will not be overwhelming for most students. Use one week in Year 4 Unit 2, and again throughout Units 3 and 4. 48 pages PBNEW$8.99$7.45 
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Cold War: A History in Documents, The
Winkler, Allan M.

"The cold war--the bitter standoff between the United States and the Soviet Union--lasted for over 50 years and polarized the world. The conflict had its roots in political and ideological disagreements dating back to the Russian Revolution of 1917--disagreements that intensified in the wake of World War II."  You'll find excerpts from speeches by Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill President Harry S. Truman, Vietnamese nationalist Ho Chi Minh, President Lyndon B. Johnson, antiwar protesters, and more.  Questions in the Student Activity Pages are tied to this book.  Use for over 5 weeks.  PB  160 pages

 

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Cracking the Wall
Lucas, Eileen

This is a "brief introduction to the nine African-American students who integrated Central High school in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957."  Read for one week for History Core.  56 pages  PB

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Eyewitness to Power
Gergen, David

The author of this book, David Gergen, was a White House advisor to four presidents:  Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Clinton.  He draws upon his experiences to provide a behind-the-scenes account of the struggles and successes of these recent leaders.  HIGHLY recommended!  382 pages  PB

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Fearon's Our Century: 1950 - 1960
edited by Napoli, Tony

We have found this jewel that you will really enjoy along with your other history options for Upper Grammar.  It looks like an oversized magazine and covers our topic matter very well.   Students will enjoy reading about newsworthy events, as well as fashions, sports, music, and more!  This may well become one of your favorite resources for studying the 20th Century!    Read for three weeks in Year 4 Unit 3.  63 pages  magazine format  PB

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Godspeed, John Glenn
Hilliard, Richard

Enjoy "this picture book biography of John Glenn, who was the first American astronaut to orbit the earth."  Read for one week as History In Depth.  32 pages  HB/DJ

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History of the Computer
Raum, Elizabeth
Kids will enjoy reading about the history of the computer and how it has developed in their parents' lifetimes. Vivid pictures and large font make this a great choice for beginning readers. 32 pages PBNEW$7.99$6.60 
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If You Lived at the Time of Martin Luther King Jr.
Levine, Ellen

We searched high and low for a book that is "just right" for the Lower Grammar study of the Civil Rights movement.  We believe that we found one that you and your students will like!  This book tells you what it was like during the time in which Martin Luther King, Jr. led the fight against segregation.  80 pages  PB

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LAST CHANCE! - Fearon's Our Century 1970-1980
Edited by Napoli, Tony

We really love this series that tells about events around the world, daily life in this decade, sports, arts, and more!  64 pages  PB

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LAST CHANCE! - Fearon's Our Century 1980-1990
Edited by Napoli, Tony

This is the last book in this series and you'll use it for two weeks.  64 pages  PB

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Mao Zedong's China
Gay, Kathlyn

Surprisingly, it's difficult to find level-appropriate books about Mao Zedong, and especially ones that also tie in more of Chinese history.  However, we've found this one that tells about his rise to power and how he turned China into a totalitarian state.  Use for many weeks in Unit 3 and a few weeks in Unit 4.  160 pages  HB/DJ

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Martin Luther King Jr: A Photographic Story of a Life
Pastan, Amy

This is an excellent, solid biography about the great Civil Rights leader.  Packed with photographs and sidebars with additional information, you will read this book for 5+ weeks as History.  128 pages  PB

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Mission Control, This is Apollo
Chaikin, Andrew

Read this beautiful book aloud for about five weeks.  You'll read some material in Unit 3, but the bulk of the book is assigned in one week in Unit 4.  You may decide to spread the book out more and not follow it exactly chronologically because the space race is interesting and fitting to read about throughout the end of Unit 3 and into Unit 4.  114 pages  HB/DJ

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Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Van Wyk, Chris
Official picture-book edition of Nelson Mandela's bestselling autobiography. Read the amazing story of a true hero of our times and discover how a little boy whose father called him "troublemaker" grew up to fight apartheid, become South Africa's first black president and campaign for freedom and justice throughout the world. Used for 3 weeks in Year 4 Unit 4. 64 pages HBNEW$17.99$14.70 
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Objects of Grace
Romaine, James

This  book is a series of conversations between James Romaine and several Christian artists.  They talk about how their faith affects their art and creativity.  There is one artist that uses some nudes, and these are warned about in the appropriate Glance.  All-in-all, very thought-provoking!  172 pages  PB

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On the Front Line: Fighting the Vietnam War
Fitzgerald, Brian

The Vietnam War can be a sticky subject, and especially so for the youngest students.  Fortunately we've found this gentle introduction that tells about the war and its soldiers in a very simple way.  Use for over five weeks in Year 4 Units 3 and 4.  48 pages  PB

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Onion John
Krumgold, Joseph

This is the story of the friendship between a 12 year old boy and an immigrant handyman.  The handyman needs a house and the townspeople, with good intentions, build him one.  Read the story to find out what happens to him, his house, and his relationships.  Read for two weeks for Literature.  256 pages  PB

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September 11 (We the People)
Englar, Mary

This book about 9/11 is right on target for your youngest students.  There are a number of pictures and explanation of the events of that fateful day.  Feel free to share with Upper Grammar students if necessary for your budget.  48 pages PB

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September 11, 2001 (Cornerstones of Freedom)
Santella, Andrew

"Recounts events of September 11, 2001, when terrorists flew into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, discusses what is known of the terrorists, and relates how America has responded to the tragedy."  48 pages  PB

 

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Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and the Personal Computer
Lemke, Donald B.

"In graphic novel format, this book tells the story of how Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak developed the personal computer."  Very pleasurable reading for a very appropriate topic for children whose lives are now largely dominated by the computer.  32 pages  PB

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Tensions in the Gulf 1987-1991
Peterson, J.E.

This book explores the time period of 1978-1991 in the Middle East, providing facts on events in the Persian Gulf region. Replacement title for The Persian Gulf and Iraqi Wars by Lawrence J. Zwier. Used for 4 weeks in Year 4 Unit 4. 88 pages HB.

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To Space and Back
Ride, Sally
This replacement for the biography about Sally Ride is her account of a space journey. It is long for a typical lower grammar book, but full of interesting pictures and information that your youngest children will enjoy. 96 pages PBNEW$14.99$13.40 
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War in Iraq: From the Front Lines to the Home Front, The
edited by Owen, Roger

Follow the war and its leaders in a chronological fashion.  We found this book to be the perfect fit for the amount of detail that a Dialectic student will need.  Read for one week.  64 pages  PB

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You Wouldn't Want to Be On Apollo 13
Graham, Ian
Cruising through space sounds pretty cool. Right? But what if an explosion leaves you short on oxygen, and Mission Control says you might not have enough electricity to make it back to Earth alive? Failure is not an option when you're stranded in outer space! This is one of the entertaining and amusing books in the You Wouldn't Want To Be series, which explores the more grisly aspects of life during various periods in history. Used for 1 week in Year 4 Unit 4. 32 pages PBNEW$9.95$8.85 
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