The Mystery at Fort Sumter

Real Kids! Real Places!

Book 29
Gallopade International
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Christina, Grant, Mimi and Papa go to Charleston, South Carolina in search of missing (and dead!) Aunt Lulu and learn about Fort Sumter and the first shots fired in the Civil War as they solve a mystery of mayhem during a rare winter blizzard.

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Š Ferry Ride to Fort Sumter Š Fort Sumter - first shot in America's Civil War (or the War Between the States) - In 1861, the Fort was a Federal Fort - April 15, 1861, The Battle at Fort Sumter - 34 hours of fighting Š Charleston known as the Most Haunted City in America Š Food: Charleston stone-ground cheese grits, hush puppies, oyster stew, steamed shrimp, key lime pie, iced tea with lemon and mint leaves Š King Street Š Museum of Charleston Š Children's Museum of Charleston Š Meeting Street Š Queen Street Š Old Slave Market Š Charleston Post and Courier Š Saks 5th Avenue Š U.S. Custom House Š The Old Citadel Building Hotel - The Dungeon Suite - Parade Grounds Š The Citadel Military College, Fort and Arsenal Š Cannons and cannonballs Š The Civil War - Medicine - Reasons for the Civil war - Slavery - States rights - Abolitionists - Confederate States of America - Confederate leaders demanded Fort Sumter's surrender - More than half a million soldiers killed - Brother vs. brother - Union Soldiers - Reconstruction - Emancipation Proclamation - Carpetbaggers and scalawags Š South Carolina - First state to succeed from the Union.

Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.9
Accelerated Reader Points: 2
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 135932
Lexile Measure: 750
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
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About the author

Carole Marsh is the Founder and CEO of Gallopade International, an award-winning, woman-owned family business founded in 1979 that publishes books and other materials intended to guide, inspire and inform children of all ages. Marsh is best known for her children s mystery series called Real Kids! Real Places! America's National Mystery Book Series. Popular among children ages 7-14, this series follows four characters (Mimi, Papa, Christina, and Grant) along educational adventures to more than 48 locations across the U.S. Learning Magazine has awarded the series with the Teacher s Choice Award for the Family, and Midwest Book Review called her mysteries for children as true gems of education and entertainment for young readers.

During her 35 years as a children s author, Marsh has been honored with several recognitions including Georgia Author of the Year and Communicator of the Year. She has also received the iParenting Award for Greatest Products, the Excellence in Education award, and been honored for Best Family Books by Learning Magazine. She is also the author of Mary America, First Girl President of the United States, winner of the 2012 Teacher s Choice Award for the Family from Learning Magazine.

Over the years, Marsh has been the creative force for more than 15,000 supplemental educational materials that Gallopade currently publishes. Other popular series include all 11 Carole Marsh Mystery series (Real Kids! Real Places!. Around the World in 80 Mysteries, Wildlife Mysteries, My Life As A Third Gradeã, Pretty Darn Scary Mysteries, Awesome Mysteries, Fantasy Field Trips, Postcard Mysteries, Masters of Disasters, The Three Amigos, and Criss Cross Applesauce), The Students Civil War graphic novels for kids, State Stuff series which is available for all 50 States, American Milestones reproducible resource books, and many more!
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Publisher
Gallopade International
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Published on
Jan 1, 2010
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Pages
160
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ISBN
9780635074997
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Juvenile Fiction / Mysteries & Detective Stories
Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / General
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Christina, Grant, Mimi and Papa fly the Mystery Girl, and take the mystery boat to all the Great Lakes on a wild and watery adventurous mystery of shipwrecks, haunted lighthouses, and island intrigue!

LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more! Facts about the Great Lakes: Geography and Topography; Size; Nicknames; Marine life and ecology; Fresh water; Percentage of the fresh surface water in the world Š Types of ships that use the Great Lakes: Freighters; Cutters and Ice Breaker Ships; Schooners; Pleasure boats Š Shipwrecks: The Francisco Morazan, South Manitou Island, Lake Michigan; The Lucerne, Lake Superior; Edmund Fitzgerald, Lake Superior; Environmental impact Š Shipping on the Great Lakes: Shipping routes; Types of Cargo; Economic benefits Š Weather on the Great Lakes: Thunder and Lightning Storms; Whiteouts; Nor'easter; Rouge Waves Š Sand dunes Š Lighthouses Š Bessie, the legend of the Lake monster Š Distress signals and radio communications Š Maritime law. Niagara Falls, NY Š Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, OH Š MI: Great Sleeping Bear Dunes, North Manitou Island; Manitou Islands; Round Island Lighthouse; Mackinac Island - History, culture, foods, and folklore; Mackinac Straights Island House Hotel; Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum; Maritime Cathedral Š Little Sand Bay and the Apostle Islands - Visitor center; Sand Island - Ferryboat ride; Lighthouse ŠDevils Island - Lighthouse; Caves.

Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 3.9
Accelerated Reader Points: 2
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 135936
Lexile Measure: 620
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
In 1981, Carole Marsh (a real writer) took four real kids on a visit to the famous Biltmore House in Ashville, NC. They went to learn about George W. Vanderbilt; the Victorian Era, O. Henry and more. There was only one little problem... First one kids disappeared. Then another! The, so did a priceless antique chess set! There was the creepy Halloween room, the very scary basement, the eerie attic, and all those gape-mouthed gargoyles. Oh yeah, and all that blood! And did I say that the kids got trapped in a mile-long heating system? Did I say ONE little problem? How about LOTS of BIG problems! Everyone loves Biltmore House! So much so, that there has been constant demand for a reprint of Carole's most popular book ever! Biltmore's more than one big, giant house; it's one big, giant history lesson!

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The game of chess ? George Washington Vanderbilt, who he was and his vision of a self-sufficient estate Š Information on the Biltmore rooms and grounds And Biltmore House history, the building of the house, and the luxuries therein Š Walled gardens and English gardens Š Thomas Wolfe Š O. Henry Š Carl Sandburg Š Secret doors at Biltmore House Š Definition of curator Š Sidney Lanier Š F. Scott Fitzgerald Š Biltmore Dairy Bar Š Grove Park Inn Š Thomas Wolfe House Š Connemara, Flat Rock, NC., Flat Rock, NC.

Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.4
Accelerated Reader Points: 3
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 74562
Lexile Measure: 640
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
Christina, Grant, Mimi and Papa snowmobile into Yellowstone National Park to encounter mud pots, geysers, bison, beauty, bears, volcanic action, and a mystery of historic proportions!

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Yellowstone National Park - History: Largest, most active caldera Š Habitats of bison, elk, moose and bears, pika and flies, eagles, mule deer Š Wildlife of the park: bison vs. buffalo, mule deer, squirrels, pika, otter, elk, moose and bears, eagles; Grizzlies vs. Black Bears; Bison Facts Š Geology: Volcanoes; Earthquakes; Magma; Acidic Levels; Hot Springs facts; Vents; Fumaroles; Fountain Paint Pot facts; Geyser Facts; Thermal Pools; Caldera; Mud pots: Hydrogen sulfide; Rhyolite rock, Volcanic rock, travertine mineral deposits ? Slowcoaches and snowmobiles Š Yellowstone Lake facts Š Continental Divide facts and history Š Lower Falls facts and history Š Old Faithful facts Š Steamboat Geyser Facts Š Appropriate Ski Mobile Gear and Clothing Š Video Cameras and Camera's for fun on the trip Š Bison paddy's Š Ulysses S. Grant Š James Mitchell Š Bacteria facts and medical uses Š Robert Reamer Š Park preservation Š Map reading Š Death in Yellowstone ŠShoshone Indians: Food: Pemmican.

Yellowstone National Park, WY: Flag Ranch, South Entrance; Yellowstone Lake; Yellowstone River; West Thumb Geyser Basin; Twin Geysers; Surging Springs; Fishing Cone; Fountain Paint Pot; Continental Divide; Old Faithful Inn; Hayden Valley; Sulfur Caldron; Artist Point; Second largest canyon; Lower Falls; Tower Falls; Petrified Tree; Mammoth Hot Springs; Mammoth Hotel; Minerva Terraces and the travertine steps; Liberty Cap; Fort Yellowstone; Old Faithful Geyser; Norris Geyser Basin; Norris Geyser Basin Bookstore and Museum; Minute Geyser; Morning Glory Pool Š Full Moon Celebration Gateway Arch, St. Louis, MO.

Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.8
Accelerated Reader Points: 3
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 135934
Lexile Measure: 920
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
Christina, Grant, Mimi and Papa head for Hawaii in search of paradise and find five islands' worth of mystery, history, lava legends, voracious volcanoes, World War II wonder, BIG waves, and more!

LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more!
Hawaiian History - Polynesian settlers, ancient temples - Origins and culture of early Hawaiians Š Hawaiian Language Š Hawaiian Food Specialties: Poi, smoked pig, pineapple juice, coconuts, poke Š Hawaiian Legends: Pele, Goddess of the Volcano, Giant Lake Creature Š Hawaiian Geography: Location - Fauna: Palm trees, bougainvillea flowers, plumeria, reefs, protea, naupaka shrubs - Volcanoes: Steam vents, ash, rock, lava - Rain Forests: strawberry guava trees, Ohia tree - Isolated Archipelago - Longest island chain in the whole world - Facts about Mauna Kea; Basalt Rock, adze, red and black rock cylinder cones Š Hawaiian Economy - Farming: Pineapples, sugarcane, coffee, Macadamia Nuts - Fishing: Sea life, tropical fish, Moray eel Š Scrimshaw Š Hawaiian Luau: Decorations, Bougainvillea flowers, Traditional Hawaiian dance, Hula skirts, Smoked pig Š Hawaiian Lei Š Sea shells: igloo shells, spiral shells, snail shells Š Altitude Sickness Š Twin Keck Telescopes Facts Š USS Arizona Memorial layout and history Š Pearl Harbor Š Surfing description and terminology.

Honolulu International Airport - USS Arizona War Memorial, Honolulu, HI Š The Royal Hawaiian Hotel (The Pink Palace) - Bus ride along the shore of Oahu to Waimea Bay Beach - Makaha - The Inn at Kulaniapia Falls Hilo - Keaau, Oahu, HI Š Volcanoes National Park - Tour Van to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - Keck Observatory, Mauna Kea - Onizuka Visitor Station - Mauna Kea adze quarry (HI's highest national landmark) - The Kona Coast - The Kona Coast, Big Island Š Halawa Valley - Moaula Falls - Ruins of temples, Molokai, HI Š Diamond Head Volcanic Crater Š Banzai Pipeline Š Lahaina Beach, Maui, HI Š The Pagoda Guest House, Kuluniapia Falls, HI Š Helicopter tour of the Volcanoes Š Deep Sea Fishing Tour Š Captain Cook Memorial, Kona, HI Š Hawaiian Village, Waikiki Beach, HI.

Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities.

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book:
Grade Levels: 3-6
Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.1
Accelerated Reader Points: 2
Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 135935
Lexile Measure: 800
Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q
Developmental Assessment Level: 40
Exploring Pennsylvania through Project-Based Leaning includes 50 well-thought-out projects designed for grades 3-5. In assigning your students projects that dig into PennsylvaniaÕs geography, history, government, economy, current events, and famous people, you will deepen their appreciation and understanding of Pennsylvania while simultaneously improving their analytical skills and ability to recognize patterns and big-picture themes.

Project-based learning today is much different than the craft-heavy classroom activities popular in the past. Inquiry, planning, research, collaboration, and analysis are key components of project-based learning activities today. However, that doesnÕt mean creativity, individual expression, and fun are out. They definitely arenÕt!

Each project is designed to help students gain important knowledge and skills that are derived from standards and key concepts at the heart of academic subject areas. Students are asked to analyze and solve problems, to gather and interpret data, to develop and evaluate solutions, to support their answers with evidence, to think critically in a sustained way, and to use their newfound knowledge to formulate new questions worthy of exploring.

While some projects are more complex and take longer than others, they all are set up in the same structure. Each begins with the central project-driving questions, proceeds through research and supportive questions, has the student choose a presentation option, and ends with a broader-view inquiry. Rubrics for reflection and assessments are included, too. This consistent framework will make it easier for you assign projects and for your students to follow along and consistently meet expectations.

Encourage your students to take charge of their projects as much as possible. As a teacher, you can act as a facilitator and guide. The projects are structured such that students can often work through the process on their own or through cooperation with their classmates.
Exploring Alabama through Project-Based Leaning includes 50 well-thought-out projects designed for grades 3-5. In assigning your students projects that dig into AlabamaÕs geography, history, government, economy, current events, and famous people, you will deepen their appreciation and understanding of Alabama while simultaneously improving their analytical skills and ability to recognize patterns and big-picture themes.

Project-based learning today is much different than the craft-heavy classroom activities popular in the past. Inquiry, planning, research, collaboration, and analysis are key components of project-based learning activities today. However, that doesnÕt mean creativity, individual expression, and fun are out. They definitely arenÕt!

Each project is designed to help students gain important knowledge and skills that are derived from standards and key concepts at the heart of academic subject areas. Students are asked to analyze and solve problems, to gather and interpret data, to develop and evaluate solutions, to support their answers with evidence, to think critically in a sustained way, and to use their newfound knowledge to formulate new questions worthy of exploring.

While some projects are more complex and take longer than others, they all are set up in the same structure. Each begins with the central project-driving questions, proceeds through research and supportive questions, has the student choose a presentation option, and ends with a broader-view inquiry. Rubrics for reflection and assessments are included, too. This consistent framework will make it easier for you assign projects and for your students to follow along and consistently meet expectations.

Encourage your students to take charge of their projects as much as possible. As a teacher, you can act as a facilitator and guide. The projects are structured such that students can often work through the process on their own or through cooperation with their classmates.
The book begins on the 25th day of May in the year 1787, as a group of America's founding fathers walked up the steps of the State House in Philadelphia. They were enjoying the late spring weather as the delegations from seven states arrived for the Federal Convention. The members of the Convention were there to amend the Articles of Confederation. But by mid-June, with discussions and debates in full swing in the summer heat, the men were growing hot under their powdered wigs and layers of colonial dress-and they had had enough of the Articles of Confederation! These great American patriots decided to throw the book out the window and draft an entirely new form of government - one which the world had never seen. And it's a good thing they did! In this book, kids will swelter in the heat and swat away the horseflies in the building known as Independence Hall. They will debate the likes of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin as they work through the summer to draft the most important document in United States history: the Constitution for the United States of America! A partial list of the Table of Contents include: A Timeline of Events What is the Constitution? Articles of Confederation The Great Compromise Ramble through the Preamble Three Branches of Government Checks and Balances Bill of Rights Constitution Trivia Glossary And More! This fun-fill activity book includes: Fact or Opinion Cause and Effect Matching Answer the Questions Multiple Choice And Much More!
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