American Eras: Defining Moments

Set of 8 titles

What were the defining eras that shaped America--and the world? In the American Eras: Defining Moments series, readers will turn back the clock to history's turning points. Each book will take a closer look at the major challenges and hurdles the United States faced in each period. Readers will review how these pivotal moments influenced the American culture from the fashion to the policies to the entertainment of that era. The series includes educational sidebars and backmatter that align with the 4 C's of 21st Century Learning: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. Books also include a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, and timeline.

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American Eras: Defining Moments (8 titles)
The Roaring 20s and Prohibition
The Great Depression
The War Years
Postwar America
Social Revolution and Civil Rights
The Rise of Environmentalism
The Reagan Era
The Birth of Modern Tech
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Dewey 004.0973-973.927092
Lexile 810L-900L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level U-W
Language English
Publisher Cherry Lake Publishing
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781534192850), Paperback (9781534193031), PDF (9781534193239), ePub (9781534195172), Hosted ebook (9781534193437), Kindle (9781534193635)
Copyright 2022
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 7 x 9
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs

School Library Journal - American Eras: Defining Moments

“This series covers eras from the 1920s through the arrival of modern technology. Major events are highlighted. The narrative does not avoid difficult topics, such as discrimination or groups who disagreed with the government or the status quo. Archival photos of flappers, the Dust Bowl, and the Freedom Riders bring pivotal moments to life for modern readers. Sidebars look at related topics such as protest songs, and then ask questions to encourage thinking and discussion. The “Research & Act” section offers suggestions of topics to explore further that are still relevant today, such as looking at current poverty rates compared to the Great Depression. Each title ends with a time line to summarize the events covered. VERDICT An excellent resource for American history classes, with plenty of discussion starters and suggestions for further study.”

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Author: Martin Gitlin

Martin Gitlin is an educational book author based in Connecticut. He won more than 45 awards as a newspaper sportswriter from 1991 to 2002. Included was a first-place award from the Associated Press for his coverage of the 1995 World Series. He has had more than 200 books published since 2006. Most of them were written for students.

Author/Illustrator biography
Glossary of key words
Informative sidebars
Table of contents
Timeline of key events
Full-color photographs, Historical photographs