- List Price: $8.35
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Steck-Vaughn Co
- Publish date: 01/01/1996
- ISBN: 9780811474696
- ISBN10: 0811474690
Portrait of America fills in the facts of history, economy, and culture with vignettes of individual residents, special events, and featured industries. Students gain an accurate overview of states and territories, as well as glimpses of their unique personalities and future challenges.
-- Students get the big picture through units covering history, economy, culture, and the future.
-- Special profiles of individuals, events, and industries make facts more meaningful.
-- Chapter openers engage students instantly with age-appropriate information on sports teams, entertainment options, recreational opportunities, and art and artists.
-- A global perspective map lets students view their home state in relation to the United States and its hemisphere. A detailed physical map provides at-a-glance geographic information.
-- Easy-to-use research and reference features include full-color illustrations of the official flag, seal, bird, and flower; a chronology of historical events; an almanac; a list of annual events and sites of interest; and an index.