Find out about the life of Rosa from how she fought racism and was an activist in the civil rights movement to how she is remembered today. For children following Book Bands, it is suitable for children reading at band 9, gold. The Info Buzz series, for age 5+, helps children develop their knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. The books have a lively design, engaging text and photos, questions to get children thinking and talking and teaching notes. Each title is written in conjunction with a literacy consultant and features book band guidance and downloadable activity sheets online.
Find out about the life of Martin Luther King Jr from how he fought racism and led the civil rights movement to his tragic death and how he is remembered now around the world. For children following Book Bands, it is suitable for children reading at band 9, gold. The Info Buzz series, for age 5+, helps children develop their knowledge and understanding of the world by covering a wide range of topics in a fun, colourful and interactive way. The books have a lively design, engaging text and photos, questions to get children thinking and talking and teaching notes. Each title is written in conjunction with a literacy consultant and features book band guidance and downloadable activity sheets online.
A History of the Wheeler Family:Stellar Communications. Revised 2017 Bruce Buzz Wheeler
From colonization to the space race, this is the story of America’s successes and failures. Learn how a little settlement of a few hundred colonists grew to be one of the most powerful nations in the world. US History: An Overview of the Most Important People and Events in the History of United States, from Indians to Contemporary History of America follows the roller-coaster of events that drove the United States to become a modern superpower. This quick tour through the most significant events in US history reveals the mistakes that tore a country apart as well as the triumphs that rebuilt and bolstered it. Listen to: The discovery of an uncharted continent by Christopher Columbus The colonization of North America by the Spanish, French, English and Portuguese The establishment of the 13 colonies Fierce competition among European powers as they carved the North American land mass into territories The election of the first president, the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and the American Revolution The tragedies, wars, famine, and prosperity that shaped the United States into a superpower How the United States Constitution continues to guide us today How the modern Republican and Democratic parties were shaped Meet the historical juggernauts who made the United States into what it is today including Christopher Columbus, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Richard Nixon and more. Learn how the Civil War, Emancipation Proclamation, industrialization, labor movement, WWI, Prohibition, the Great Depression, WWII, the Cold War, and the space race molded a nation. Start your journey through American history today with US History: An Overview of the Most Important People and Events in the History of United States, from Indians 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ronald Fox. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101245/bk_acx0_101245_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Audie Award, History/Biography, 2016 This acclaimed portrait of heroism and ingenuity captures a watershed moment in human history. The astronauts themselves have called it the definitive account of their missions. On the night of July 20, 1969, our world changed forever when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. Based on in-depth interviews with 23 of the 24 moon voyagers, as well as those who struggled to get the program moving, A Man on the Moon conveys every aspect of the Apollo missions with breathtaking immediacy and stunning detail. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bronson Pinchot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/044901/bk_acx0_044901_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
10, 9, ignition sequence start, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, zero. All engines running. Liftoff! We have a liftoff! Thirty-two minutes past the hour. Liftoff on Apollo 11! Jack King, NASA Chief of Public Information At 9:32 a.m. on July 16, 1969, time stood still throughout the world as thousands converged on the Kennedy Space Center and millions tuned in on live television. At that instant, the first rumbles began to shake the ground, as a small spacecraft attached to the giant Saturn V rocket several hundred feet tall started lifting off. Apollo 11 was on its way to a historic first landing on the Moon. Apollo 11´s trip to the Moon may have started on that day in 1969, but the journey had begun over a decade earlier as part of the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union. While landing on the Moon was a noble goal proposed as early as 1961 by President Kennedy, NASA and the nation as a whole moved with urgency simply to best the Soviet Union. Over the decade, NASA would spend tens of billions on the Apollo missions, the most expensive peacetime program in American history to that point. To make Apollo 11 a success, it would take nearly a decade of planning by government officials, hard work by NASA scientists, intense training by the astronauts, and several missions preceding Apollo 11. Americans sure felt the cost was worth it as they watched the first live shots of astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walking on the Moon. As he left his first footprint on the Moon, Armstrong transmitted one of the 20th century´s most famous phrases: ´´That´s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Barton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037421/bk_acx0_037421_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Following the fortieth anniversary of Apollo 11, as NASA prepares to return astronauts to the moon, Footprints in the Dust offers a thorough, engrossing, and multifaceted account of the Apollo missions. The flight of Apollo 11 was a triumph of human endeavor, persistence, and technology, one of the greatest achievements in human history. This book begins with the mission that sent Neil Armstrong and Edwin ´´Buzz´´ Aldrin to the moon, then follows American spaceflight through the harrowing rescue of Apollo 13 before moving on to the successful joint Apollo-Soyuz mission in 1975. Drawing on extensive research and interviews with key figures in the space program, the authors convey the human drama and chart the technological marvels that went into the Apollo missions. They also put the accomplishments of American spaceflight into historical context, examining the competitive space race with the Soviet Union, the roles of politics and personality in launching the mission, and the consequences, practical and profound, of this giant leap for mankind. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jerry Longe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/026440/bk_acx0_026440_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.