September 16, 2017 | davisr
On this day, in 1620, the Mayflower set sail from England to the New World with 102 passengers on board. Bad weather and navigational errors meant that this journey took 66 days (History)! Read more about the pilgrims and their journey in these titles at the library.
The Documents of American Democracy series homes in on several of the important foundation papers that are central to U.S. history. Though the Mayflower Compact is often neglected, the series wisely includes the first document of the U.S. government. Written aboard the Mayflower, it not only laid out rules for the Plymouth Colony but it was used as a blueprint for future American governments.
An illustrated account of the life of John Howland, the young servant who was indentured to Pilgrim John Carver, describes how he embarked on the Mayflower and survived a fall off the ship before helping his ill shipmates by scouting out a safe harbor.
September 13, 2017 | davisr
Want to learn more about dinosaurs? Working on a school project that involves dinosaurs? Take a look at some of the titles the library has on these prehistoric creatures.
Presents facts about the prehistoric world in which dinosaurs lived, the types of dinosaurs that lived in different time periods, and how dinosaur bones were discovered and studied.
Discusses the physical characteristics, behavior, territory, life cycle, and different types of dinosaurs; how they became extinct; and how scientists have learned about them through fossils.
March 1, 2017 | hathawaym
Global Road Warrior is a comprehensive cultural database that features in-depth information on 175 countries, helpful for school reports or international travel and business. Information is broken down into categories such as Culture & Society, Food & Recipes, Language, National Symbols, Business Culture, Music, Education, and more!
Global Road Warrior is an excellent resource for student projects and a great companion for international travelers.
November 17, 2016 | Boydl
December 10, 2015 | daviscrl
Are you interested in discovering the fiction of other countries and cultures? There is truly a world of reading out there to explore. To help you get started, we have compiled a list of international authors--from Afghanistan to Zambia.