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Abraham Lincoln, also known as "Honest Abe", was one of America's most prolific presidents, frontiersman, and statesman, known best as the man who freed the slaves. Before his heroic stand against slavery and heartbreaking assassination there is much to learn. Would you be surprised to know that the revolutionary president, often appearing stern and rigid in historical photographs, was actually well known for his sense of humor and practical jokes? Many interesting facts about the legendary Abraham Lincoln are revealed in this beautifully illustrated classic.
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Fast-paced and easy-to-read, these softcover 25-page graphic biographies teach students about historical figures: those who lead us into new territory; pursued scientific discoveries; battled injustice and prejudice; and broke down creative and artistic barriers. These biographies offer a variety of rich primary and secondary source material to support teaching to the standards. Using the graphics, students can activate prior knowledge--bridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions. Graphic biographies in the classroom provide an intervention with proven success for the struggling reader. 25 pages, FC
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What happens when criminals outgun the regular police force? Or when they threaten innocent hostages? Or when a riot spins out of control? In dangerous situations like these, SWAT teams are often the answer. With special training and gear, SWAT teams are ready to tackle whatever comes their way.
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U.S. leaders need accurate information to make important decisions. They turn to the CIA to get it. Around the clock, members of the CIA are hard at work. As covert officers secretly gather intelligence, analysts are busy studying it. CIA scientists develop high tech spy gear. But no matter their job, CIA members share a common goal of keeping the country safe.
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When dangerous missions call for an elite team of soldiers, the Green Berets are ready at a moment’s notice. From counterterrorism operations to enemy raids and spying missions, the highly trained and skilled men of the U.S. Army Special Forces are ready to do whatever it takes.
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When missions call for a team of highly trained warriors, Rangers lead the way. Clearing airfields, conducting rescue missions, or engaging the enemy, the men of the 75th Ranger Regiment are ready to do whatever it takes.
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When missions call for an elite team trained for quick, secret operations, they call in the Marines Special Operations Regiment. Training foreign soldiers, destroying weapons, or gathering enemy information, the men of MARSOC are ready to do whatever it takes.
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When difficult missions require highly skilled, specially trained military men, the Navy SEALs are up for the task. SEAL teams are trained to complete missions from the sea, land, and air. Gathering secret enemy information, training foreign soldiers, or conducting an ambush, SEALs are ready to do whatever it takes.
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Fast-paced and easy-to-read, these softcover 25-page graphic biographies teach students about historical figures: those who lead us into new territory; pursued scientific discoveries; battled injustice and prejudice; and broke down creative and artistic barriers. These biographies offer a variety of rich primary and secondary source material to support teaching to the standards. Using the graphics, students can activate prior knowledge--bridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions. Graphic biographies in the classroom provide an intervention with proven success for the struggling reader. 25 pages, FC
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Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and the glass 'armonica'. He formed both the first public lending library in America and the first fire department in Pennsylvania. Beautifully illustrated, this classic tale will capture children's interest and spark their imagination inspiring a lifelong love of literature and reading.
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