The Birth of the United States

Cover: The Birth of the United States



Following a student helping set up a museum display, this title chronicles the history of the United States, from the causes of the American Revolution to the birth of the new nation.


  • Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Dewey: 973
  • Graphics: Full-color photographs
  • Reinforced book (9781610801973): 7.5 x 9.5, 32 pages, © 2012
  • Paperback (9781610802857): 32 pages, © 2012
  • PDF (9781610802222): 32 pages, © 2012
  • Hosted ebook (9781610802222H): 32 pages, © 2012
  • Series: Explorer Library
  • Subseries: Language Arts Explorer


  • Lexile® Measure: 720
  • Guided Reading Level: X
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 146878
  • Accelerated Reader® Reading Level: 5.0
  • Accelerated Reader® Interest Level: MG
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0

BISAC Subjects

Table of Contents

  • Your Mission
  • What You Know
  • French and Indian War
  • The Boston Tea Party
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • Americans at War
  • A Soldier's Life
  • African Americans and American Indians
  • The U.S. Constitution
  • Mission Accomplished!
  • Consider This
  • Glossary
  • Learn More
  • Further Missions
  • Index


Library Media Connections - History Digs

Stories in each title are told through the eyes of a student who acts as a historian gathering facts, artifacts, and photographs from interviews, museums, and other locations. A mission is given at the beginning of each book. Although the chapters are short, these are good starter books for historical periods. Read a full review in the May/June 2012 edition of Library Media Connections by Sue N. Howard, Educational Reviewer, Memphis, Tennessee. This series is Recommended



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