In this vibrant travel book, children learn about the historical significance of different landmarks and symbols across the United States. This children's book features a glossary, before- and after-reading questions, and an extension activity to help develop reading comprehension skills.
What are some of America's most iconic symbols? Learn about the history and meaning behind some of the United States' most important landmarks in the children's book U.S. Landmarks, Monuments, and Symbols. This kid's book takes students on a field trip across the country to explore the differing perspectives as to why some monuments in the United States are important.
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"The latest titles in this series cover a wide range of places to discover. Every title starts with before, during, and after reading activities to extend learning and is followed by a table of contents. A combination of graphic renderings and photographs are paired with one or two paragraphs that may also include a side panel that generally connects the reader further to more specific information, such as museums going digital during global disasters (Coolest Collections). This series does not shy away from nuanced topics, including repatriation of art to the original country (Coolest Collections) or why protests around the world happen. For instance, the the Patriarch of the Orthodox Russian Church campaigned for Vladimir Putin, there was a large protest in 2012 (Places of Protest). Although each titles has a lot of information, the sections are relatively short and can be read as a whole or on their own. The back matter includes a glossary, index, bibliography, text-dependent questions, and extended activities. VERDICT A fantastic overview for older readers who want to the learn more about the nuances of culture and activism."
School Library Journal, April 2022