Description : The Washington Journey is a 7th grade history textbook. The outline for this book is based on Washington's NEW Essential Academic Learning Requirements for social studies and teaches civics, history, geography, and economics. The student edition places the state's historical events in the larger context of our nation's history and has many features such as local images, primary sources, Washington Portraits, timelines, and skill pages based on the EARLs. Table of Contents Unit 1: Setting the Stage Chapter 1 The Far Corner: Washington's Geography and Geology Chapter 2 Early Encounters: Two Worlds Meet Chapter 3 Settlement of the Northwest Unit 2: Washington Takes Shape Chapter 4 From Treaties to Statehood Chapter 5 A State of Growth Chapter 6 An Era of Reform Unit 3: Challenging Times Chapter 7 The Great Depression and World War II Chapter 8 Washington Comes of Age Unit 4: Modern Washington Chapter 9 Our Government in Action Chapter 10 Our State Economy
Description : Follows Washington's journey to each of the original thirteen states, during which he brought the government to the people and promoted the idea of a strong federal union.
Description : The son of a prominent Chinese government official and general and the former schoolmate of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, Chi Wang personally experienced one of the most tumultuous periods in Chinese history, including the Marco Polo Bridge Incident, theJapanese occupation of Hong Kong and mainland China, and the Chinese Civil War (1946-1949). In 1949, Wang left China for the United States, traveling though mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong during the final days of the Chinese Civil War. After arriving in America, he quickly made a life for himself and became active in the development of Sino-American relations. From sitting behind Secretary of State William Rogers and President Nixon's daughter during "ping-pong diplomacy," to orchestrating the release of Young Marshal Zhang Xueliang, to presiding over the exponential growth of the Chinese collection at the Library of Congress, Wang's memoirs provide unique Chinese insight in the development of Sino-American relations at a pivotal time in our shared history.
Description : The Allegheny River of western Pennsylvania and New York rises in Potter County, Pennsylvania, and flows 320 miles to its confluence with the Monongahela River in Pittsburgh. The Alleghenys southern watershed district begins in East Brady, Pennsylvania, and ends in Pittsburgh, and it includes the historic Redbank Creek, Mahoning Creek, Crooked Creek, and Kiskiminetas River valleys. Along the Allegheny River: The Southern Watershed features over 200 vintage postcards of the landscapes, people, industries, and events that shaped the history of the southern Allegheny River Valley and of the nation. These absorbing images chronicle over 200 years of history from the frontier wars of the 18th century to the rise and growth of the Industrial Revolution in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.