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Written by Peter Benoit


ISBN: 978-0-531-28205-2

List Price: $30.00

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In 1881, French developers began an attempt to build a canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Thirty-three years later, the project was finally completed by U.S. workers, changing shipping and travel routes forever. Readers will learn about the difficulties faced in planning and building the Panama Canal. They will also find out how the canal has shaped the world as we know it today.
Item #: 621709
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