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Discovering the Underground Railroad: Junior Ranger Activity Book

Publisher: Interior Dept., National Park Service, Southeast Region

Description: Provides activities for children ages 5-12 to learn about the history of the underground railroad and the Emancipation Proclamation. Children who finish the age-appropriate activities can send in to the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program to receive a free Junior Ranger badge from the National Park Service. Gently covers topics including: the meaning of freedom and slavery; the hardships and daily life of slaves; the importance and travel routes of the “Underground Railroad;” safe refuge choices; key dates and laws relating to slavery and emancipation; and key figures including Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas and abolitionists Levi and Catharine Coffin, among others.

Year/Pages: 2011: 20 p.; ill.

Price: $6.00 $3.00 Add To Cart

Projections of Education Statistics to 2020

Publisher: Education Dept., Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

Description: NCES 2011-026. This publication provides projections for key education statistics. It includes statistics on enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures in elementary and secondary schools, and enrollment and earned degrees conferred expenditures of degree-granting institutions. For the Nation, the tables, figures, and text contain data on enrollment, teachers, graduates, and expenditures for the past 14 years and projections to the year 2020. For the 50 States and the District of Columbia, the tables, figures, and text contain data on projections of public elementary and secondary enrollment and public high school graduates to the year 2020.

Year/Pages: 2011: 175 p.; ill.

Price: $27.00 $13.50 Add To Cart

Tarjetas de Educacion Civica Para el Examen de Naturalizacion (Spanish Language)

Publisher: Homeland Security Dept., US Citizenship and Naturalization Services, Office of Citizenship

Description: Spanish version of: Civics Flash Cards for the Naturalization Test. Recently updated for 2012, these handheld cards contain the 100 questions on one side and answers on the other to aid Spanish-speaking immigrants in studing for the U.S. Naturalization Test. Recien actualizadas para 2012, las Tarjetas Flash de Educacion Civica ayudaran a a los inmigrantes a aprender sobre la historia de los EE.UU. y del gobierno mientras se preparan para el examen de naturalizacion. Estas tarjetas de memoria faciciles de utilizar contienen cada una de las 100 preguntas y respuestas cvicas (sobre la historia y el gobierno) del examen de naturalizacion. Con fotos historicas y leyendas pertinentes a que proporcionan el aprendizaje civico adicional.

Year/Pages: 2012: 102 cards.

Price: $15.00 $7.50 Add To Cart

Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012 (Paperback)

Publisher: Commerce Dept., Census Bureau

Description: 131st edition. Paperback. The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the standard summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. It is designed to serve as a convenient volume for statistical reference and as a guide to other statistical publications and sources. The latter function is served by the introductory text to each section, the source note appearing below each table, and Appendix I, which comprises the Guide to Sources of Statistics, the Guide to State Statistical Abstracts, and the Guide to Foreign Statistical Abstracts. On cover: The National Data Book.

Year/Pages: 2011: 1022 p.; ill.

Price: $40.00 $20.00 Add To Cart

Digest of Education Statistics 2010

Publisher: Education Dept., Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

Description: NCES 2011-015. The 46th in a series of publications initiated in 1962, the Digest's primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The Digest contains data on a variety of topics, including the number of schools and colleges, teachers, enrollments, and graduates, in addition to educational attainment, finances, and federal funds for education, libraries, and international comparisons.

Year/Pages: 2011: 739 p.

Price: $69.00 $34.50 Add To Cart

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