Cover image for Slovenia
Title:
Slovenia
Author:
Orr, Tamra.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
144 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the geography and climate, history, wildlife, economy, government, people, religion, and culture of Slovenia.
Language:
English
Contents:
A small but mighty country -- Frigid Alps to underground caverns -- Animal and plant life -- From instability to independence -- A new independence -- Economic stability and strength -- Proud Slovenes -- Faith and tradition -- The arts and sports -- Daily life.
Reading Level:
1120 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.6 3.0 76921.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 8.6 7 Quiz: 34683 Guided reading level: T.
ISBN:
9780516242491
Format :
Book

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NATIONAL STANDARDS: Grades 5-9 Social Studies- Culture: I- Explain and give examples of how language, literature, the arts, architecture, other artifacts, traditions, beliefs, values, and behaviors contribute to the development and transmission of culture.- Time, Continuity, & Change: II- Identify and use key concepts such as chronology, change, and conflict to explain and show connections among patterns of historical change and continuity.- People, Places, & Environments: III- Elaborate mental maps of locals, regions, and the world that demonstrate understanding of relative location, direction, size, and shape.- Locate and describe varying landforms and geographic features, such as mountains, plateaus, islands, rain forests, deserts, and explain their relationship within the ecosystem.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-These basically well-written books should engage a wide range of readers with varied interests. While each one includes a chapter on the history of the country, both titles emphasize geography and culture, especially as they relate to contemporary life. The tendency is to focus on the positive, an appropriate choice for the intended audience. Furthermore, the excellent quality of the photos contributes to the attractiveness of these volumes. Since the style of writing is appealing and the topics are so well presented, it is a shame that several typos were not caught. There are also a few odd usages, such as in the sentences "Slovenes attend their libraries" and "Tourists in Slovenia amount to more than one million." While Matilda Gabrielpillai's Bosnia and Herzegovina (Gareth Stevens, 2001) gives much more information on the war of 1992-'95, its horrors, and its consequences, Milivojevic's book is a better choice for motivating students to learn more about other parts of the world.-Elizabeth Talbot, University of Illinois, Champaign (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

1 A Small but Mighty Countryp. 8
2 Frigid Alps to Underground Cavernsp. 20
3 Animal and Plant Lifep. 34
4 From Instability to Independencep. 46
5 A New Independencep. 56
6 Economic Stability and Strengthp. 66
7 Proud Slovenesp. 78
8 Faith and Traditionp. 84
9 The Arts and Sportsp. 96
10 Daily Lifep. 112
Timelinep. 128
Fast Factsp. 130
To Find Out Morep. 134
Indexp. 136