Reading Nonfiction 1

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Saddleback Educational Publ, Jan 1, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 111 pages
All lessons feature 2-page reading selection followed by four pages of correlated exercises.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
4
BIOGRAPHY AND AUTOBIOGRAPHY
5
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS
6
THE STORY OF MY LIFE
12
JOURNAL OF THE FIRST VOYAGE TO AMERICA
18
SACAJAWEA
24
REVIEW
30
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
31
FIRST GLIMPSE OF THE SIERRA
58
THE FINAL BATTLE OF THE WAR OF 1812
64
THE TRAVELS OF MARCO POLO
70
THE MYSTERY OF MACHU PICCHU
76
REVIEW
82
HISTORIC SPEECHES
83
PATRICK HENRY SPEECH TO THE VIRGINIA CONVENTION
84
CHIEF SEATTLE SPEECH TO THE WHITE MAN
90

THE WORLDS LARGEST CAT
32
THE RED PLANET
38
FUEL CELLS CHEAPER CLEANER POWER
44
HURRICANES KILLER STORMS
50
HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY
57
SUSAN B ANTHONY WOMENS RIGHTS
96
FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT SPEECH TO CONGRESS Declaration of War Against Japan
102
REVIEW
108
GLOSSARY OF READING TERMS
109
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Page 85 - They tell us, sir, that we are weak ; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house?
Page 85 - There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free; if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending; if we mean not...
Page 13 - Sullivan had tried to impress it upon me that "mug" is mug and that "water" is water, but I persisted in confounding the two. In despair she had dropped the subject for the time, only to renew it at the first opportunity. I became impatient at her repeated attempts and, seizing the new doll, I dashed it upon the floor. I was keenly delighted when I felt the fragments of the broken doll at my feet. Neither sorrow nor regret followed my passionate outburst. I had not loved the doll. In the still, dark...
Page 103 - Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory, and our interests are in grave danger. With confidence in our armed forces— with the unbounding determination of our people— we will gain the inevitable triumph— so help us God.
Page 97 - State has a right to make any law, or to enforce any old law, that shall abridge their privileges or immunities. Hence, every discrimination against women in the Constitutions and laws of the several states is today null and void, precisely as is every one against Negroes.
Page 85 - Gentlemen may cry peace! peace! but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!
Page 96 - Union. And we formed it, not to give the blessings of liberty, but to secure them; not to the half of ourselves and the half of our posterity, but to the whole people — women as well as men.
Page 13 - As the cool stream gushed over one hand she spelled into the other the word water, first slowly, then rapidly. I stood still, my whole attention fixed upon the motions of her fingers. Suddenly I felt a misty consciousness as of something forgotten— a thrill of returning thought; and somehow the mystery of language was revealed to me. I knew then that "water" meant the wonderful cool something that was flowing over my hand.
Page 85 - If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery. Our chains are forged. Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston. The war is inevitable, — and let it come ! I repeat it, sir, let it come!
Page 12 - Running downstairs to my mother I held up my hand and made the letters for doll. I did not know that I was spelling a word or even that words existed; I was simply making my fingers go in monkey-like imitation.

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