Not just an ordinary look at someone's achievements, but a fascinating view of how cultural and ethnic backgrounds influenced the lives of these outstanding Americans. You will learn how this diversity helped to shape our country and its history. High interest and easy readability make these stories especially appealing. Each reading is followed by activities, a vocabulary list, and a bibliography as well as notes for the teacher. For grades 6-12. 8.5" x 11". 134 pp.
The 16 Americans: Laura Bridgman, John Wesley Powell, Washington Roebling, Walt Disney, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ray Charles, Katharine Hathaway, Glenn Cunningham, Roy Campanella, Cher, Temple Grandin, Whoopi Goldberg, Mark Wellman, Marlee Matlin, and Heather Whitestone