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Written by Josh Gregory


ISBN: 978-0-531-28204-5

List Price: $30.00

Your Price: $22.50

In early July 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, Union and Confederate forces clashed just outside the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. During the bloody conflict, thousands of men were killed on both sides. Four months later, at the dedication of a cemetery for the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a short speech that the nation would never forget. Readers will get an up-close look at the Gettysburg Address. They will find out what inspired Lincoln to write the speech, how the country reacted to his words, and why we still remember them today.
Item #: 621708
Imprint: Children's Press
Copyright: 2014
Trim Size: 6 1/2" x 9"
Pages: 64
Grades: 4 - 6
Ages: 9 - 11
  • A crisp, colorful design for both the covers and interiors
  • Table of contents, chapters, and new sidebars
  • Each book will have an original, commissioned map spread that will show geographically events, people, and other important topics
  • Additional new features include: opening “Setting the Scene” spread, “The Story Continues” closing, “The Living History” back-matter page, “Influential Individuals” spread
  • Social studies nonfiction about American citizenship, eras, and key figures that meets students' need for complex informational texts
  • Internet links to relevant primary sources such as election results, political speeches, diaries, and America's foundational documents, all available on the Internet, give students the opportunity to determine central ideas and cite specific textual evidence when analyzing primary sources
  • Related articles and web links available on www.factsfornow.scholastic.com with which students can meet the Informational Reading Anchor Standard 9, to analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take
  • Annotated maps, timelines, mini-bios, sidebars, and an index provide text features that help students meet Informational Reading Anchor Standard 7, locating information relevant to a given topic