Before the Plains region of the United States was divided up into states, this land was home to twenty-eight unique American Indian nations. Explore the history of these nations and find out how their culture is still alive today.
Who were the first people to call the southeastern United States home? Long before Europeans came to the region, American Indian nations lived off the rich and varied land. These peoples had different languages, governments, and cultures. Their traditions and heritage were shaped by the climate and terrain of the American Southeast. The Caddo traveled in canoes made from the wood of cypress trees. The Seminole wove baskets from sweetgrass and dyed...
Presents a Mayan folk tale in which Kukulkan, their king, stole a chocolate tree from paradise and was banished forever from it. He wanted his people to enjoy this dessert because they had worked very hard.
Tells the story of Earth Day 1970 and 1990 in the United States and the special activities planned to call global attention to the problems of pollution, environmental destruction, and waste of natural resources.
Having moved temporarily from Michigan to live with her grandmother in Mexico, twelve-year-old Hayley tries to sort out her feelings about her parents' separation while also helping some townsmen who have run into trouble while working in the United States.
Briefly recounts the life of the black minister who devoted his life to civil rights and discusses the national holiday in his name: Martin Luther King Day celebrated on the third Monday of every January.
Explores the indigenous groups of the North American Southwest, and discusses the groups' family life, legends, art, spirituality, and music. Also examines the impact of Europeans on these peoples, and what modern life is like for them today. Includes color photographs, notable people, a timeline, a glossary, and further resources.