A gruesome and grisly trip through the past, Killer History explores the tradition, customs and fascinating stories that pertain to death, including burial customs, weapons, capital punishment and epidemics.Some kids are natural bookworms and others you have to chase down with a book. But every kid, even the ones that scowl when you say "read" will devour this mega mix of history's grisly stories. From all corners of the globe and dating back to ancient Egypt, this book leaves no tombstone unturned to deliver a glimpse at some of the weirdest traditions, most gruesome methods, craziest causes, and most fascinating facts surrounding death in history. Kids will discover:
- The ancient Egyptians didn't mummify and bury their dead alone. Oh, no. They also entombed cats, dogs, hippos, crocodiles, and even beetles with their dearly departed.
- As queen, Marie-Antoinette lost her head for all the fine things France had to offer, and she delighted in them as the country grew poorer and poorer. When the revolution came, she literally lost her head for her frivolity.
- The guillotine was used for almost 200 years in France. It was the cutting edge of death technology when it was invented in 1792 and stayed in style until 1977.
- History's most surprising murder weapons
- The top-ten potent poisons
- The worst epidemics in history
A deeply moving play remembering September 11, 2001, written by high school students who witnessed the tragedy unfold.
A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age
"Moving." --Publishers Weekly
"Rings with authenticity and resonates with power." --School Library Journal
Tuesday, September 11, started off like any other day at Stuyvesant High School, located only a few blocks away from the World Trade Center.
The semester was just beginning, and the students, faculty, and staff were ready to start a new year. But within a few hours on that Tuesday morning, they would share an experience that would transform their lives--and the lives of all Americans.
This powerful play by the students of Stuyvesant High School remember those who were lost and those who were forced to witness this tragedy. Here, in their own words, are the firsthand stories of a day we will never forget. This collection helped shape the HBO documentary In the Shadow of the Towers: Stuyvesant High on 9/11.
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Here's a book for every teen who wants to get involved in service and social change. Featuring profiles of real "Difference Makers" and practical tools readers can use to support causes they are passionate about, The Teen Guide to Global Action provides everything youth need to make a difference at the local, national, or global level.From suggestions for reducing hunger and poverty and protecting human rights to environmental projects and efforts to promote peace, this book provides know-how teens can use to make the world a better place. There's also a healthy dose of inspiration. Whether it's reading about Zach Hunter, who started an organization devoted to ending modern-day slavery, or Janine Licare, who is helping protect Costa Rican rain forests, teens reading these and dozens of other stories will realize they don't have to wait to become an adult to change the world. Upbeat, practical, and highly motivating, The Teen Guide to Global Action is a go-to source teens can use to put their volunteer spirit into practice and make an impact in their world.
This fascinating firsthand account of life and travel in the early twentieth century includes 24 pages of photographs. This middle grade nonfiction book is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 7 to 8, especially during homeschooling. It's a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.
It is like a fairyland. So Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the beloved Little House series, described her 1915 voyage to San Francisco to visit her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane. Laura's husband, Almanzo, was unable to leave their Missouri farm; her faithful letters home, vividly describing every detail of her journey, have been gathered here.
Perfect for supplementary classroom or homeschool research.
IF YOU COULD ASK A NOBEL PRIZE WINNER ANYTHING YOU WANTED...
Since 1901, the Nobel Prize has honored the world's great geniuses in the most important fields: physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, economics, and world peace. What if children could ask these creative thinkers about some of life's most intriguing mysteries, such as "Why can't I live on french fries?" and "What is love?" The answers from the Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Shimon Peres, Desmond Tutu, and seventeen other Nobel Prize laureates are rich with surprise, humor, and of course, wisdom. Every single answer will make you think...and learn something new.
WHAT IS LOVE?
The Dalai Lama
WHY CAN'T I LIVE ON FRENCH FRIES?
Richard J. Roberts
WHAT IS POLITICS?
WHY IS THE SKY BLUE?
Mario J. Molina
WHY DO I FORGET SOME THINGS AND NOT OTHERS?
WHY DO WE HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL?
WHY IS THERE WAR?
WHY DO WE FEEL PAIN?
HOW DO I WIN THE NOBEL PRIZE?
WHY ARE SOME PEOPLE RICH AND OTHERS POOR?
Daniel L. McFadden
...AND ELEVEN OTHER RESPONSES
As long as people have lived in community they have had systems of government. With historical and full-color photographs complementing documentary texts, Odysseys in Government invites advanced readers along on a journey to experience four of the most well-known formal governing systems like never before. Comparing and contrasting features of one style against another's, these titles feature a sophisticated design that serves as a fitting backdrop to historical images. Investigative side panels, colored glossary terms, and a timeline assist in making the text accessible to a wide range of learners. An examination of the democratic form of government, including its basic ideologies and structure, its best-known leaders throughout history, and countries affected by its system of rule.