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Title:
Kids learn America! : bringing geography to life with people, places & history
Author:
Gordon, Patricia, 1938-
Personal Author:
Edition:
Updated for the millenium.
Publication Information:
Charlotte, Vt. : Williamson Pub. Co., [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
176 pages : illustrations ; 22 x 28 cm
Summary:
Surveys the geography, history, and culture of the states and territories of the United States.
General Note:
"A Williamson kids can! book."

Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781885593313
Format :
Book

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Miles Hordern sailed alone in a 28-foot sloop across the Southern Ocean from New Zealand to Patagonia and back - a voyage of 13,000 nautical miles across the largest stretch of water on earth and a region of icebergs, gales and high seas. Six weeks later he made landfall on the coast of Chile and, after a chance meeting, embarked on a 1000-mile cruise southwards to survey channels and fjords in Patagonia, one of the last uncharted areas in the world. From Chile he sailed north on the Humboldt current, then west through the tropics on the return passage to New Zealand, arriving home some 18 months after he had left.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-Noted as having been updated for the millennium, this book leaves much to be desired. Arranged by geographical regions, each state is allocated two to four pages. Each chapter has a small map that shows the location of that state in the country and a larger map of the state that locates the places mentioned in the text. Some chapters have simple activities. Each chapter contains an eclectic collection of trivia and other information that has no relationship to the text. "Lights, Camera, Action!" boxes describe some far-fetched methods for remembering capital cities. The text is sometimes wordy, and the sentence structure is awkward. Though the copyright page claims that the information is accurate to the best of the authors' knowledge, readers who are familiar with their home states may find some errors. For example, Kansas contains inaccurate statements about sunflower seeds and a rather glib discussion of tornadoes. Some of the riddles about famous people could be useful for classroom activities, but there are enough flaws here to make this a questionable purchase.-Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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