Cold War (Step into History)
Wars between rival nations are usually fought on the battlefield. However, from the end of World War II until the early 1990s, the United States and the Soviet Union were engaged in a Cold War in which neither side ever directly attacked the other. Readers will learn about the Cold War's origins and find out how the rival nations competed with each other. They will also learn about the conflict's effects on people around the world, its lasting impact, and more.
So engaging and readable! This series connects with the readers, whether through history facts, photo images, or the scribbly little margin notes. These books are loaded with factual information, its just so friendly. The photos and maps break up the text. After about 30 short chapters, a photo gallery (with captions) of key players helps cement just who did what. The timeline helps visual learners who need to see how the events played out in sequence. A glossary in the back grows your students vocabulary. Encourage them to write a summary or do further research and apply these new words! America is such a young country, but we have had some major milestones in the 19th and 20th centuries that our students should know and understand. You may even learn something new yourself! Scholastic, 6.5"x 9.5", 144 pgs, pb. ~ Sara