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A Kids' Guide to People and Places
Aligned with primary social studies topics, children read about
- the heroes around us,
- the places that make any town or city a community, and
- why it's important to care about our communities.
Start Smart: Community books build a foundation for good citizenship and a lifetime of community involvement.
Book features: Full-color photographs & captions, illustrated sidebars and fun facts, Table of Contents, Glossary, Index, Further Reading, What Did You Learn checklists.
Dewey: 300 Reading Level: Grade 2 Interest Level: Grades 1-3 Ages 6-9
REVIEWS: "The series underscores the importance of education and training for specific careers and allows readers to see their own place in society...narratives are clear, well flowing, and informative. Verdict: A useful series that deals with community issues in an engaging way." Series Made Simple, Fall 2015.
"All the books contain straightforward text sprinkled with 'fun facts' and a colorful design..." Booklist, Sept 1, 2015.
Sets & Support Materials
Children build social studies vocabulary while learning how communities of all sizes are alike. Book features: Charts, Graphs, Diagrams; Full-color photographs and illustrations, Glossary, Table of Contents, Index, Further Reading, Sidebars and Fun...Details
Start Smart Books
Whether it's raising money for a charity or cleaning up a park, getting involved in your community is a great way to help others and feel good about yourself. Book Features: Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Full-Color Illustrations, Full-Color Photographs,...Details
Heroes are all around us. They are people in the community who help others stay safe and be well, teach us, and protect our homes and businesses. Book Features: Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Full-Color Illustrations, Full-Color Photographs, Further...Details
Urban communities have many tall buildings while rural communities have smaller and fewer buildings. But all have some places in common. These provide goods or services that make communities livable. Book Features: Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Full-Color...Details
In communities large and small, we find goods and services. But we also find places for fun and enjoyment to keep us happy and healthy. Book Features: Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Full-Color Illustrations, Full-Color Photographs, Glossary, Glossary Words...Details
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