GeoHistory

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Title Grades Author's Last Name
Land That I Love! Landmarks and Symbols K Cabrera
We Are Explorers! K Wieweck
Were We First? K Wieweck
Chester the Nester Laid an Egg 1 Hutchinson
Hand to Heart: The Significance of the Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem 1 Medlin
Traveling in Peru 1 Warren
Gingerbread Cowboy 1-2 Martinez/Guerrero
Lead On! Courageous Civil Rights Leaders 1-2 Medlin
Big Brother: Explore Measurement and the Largest Navajo Rug in the World 1-3 Guerrero
Cesar Chavez: American Hero 2 Figueroa
Far Away and Long Ago: Japan--Past to Present 2 Godfrey
Settlers Didn’t Have Showers! Water in Arizona, Then and Now 2 McCabe
Through Time: Change in Sedona 2 Letofsky
If These Walls Could Talk: Seeing a Culture Through Human Features 2-3 Norton
Popcorn Population 2-3 Guerrero
Sticks, Stones, Sinews and Stuff: How Early People Used the Environment to Meet Basic Needs 2-3 Martinez
Down the Colorado: John Wesley Powell, the One-Armed Explorer 3 Guerrero
Ellis Island: Entry to Opportunity 3 Hutchinson
Goin’ with the Flow: Aqueducts and Canals 3 Wiens
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad 3 Halverson
Reading the Coyote School News 3 Warren
So That the Desert Can Blossom Like a Rose: Agriculture in the Desert 3 Warren
The Lincoln Memorial: America’s Gathering Place 3 Jenkins
Winning Isn’t Everything: Putting the “Sports” in Sportsmanship 3 Jones
Urquhart Castle: Learning about a Castle and Its Workers 3-4 Gale Ekiss
Aztecs, Incas, and Mayans – Oh My! 4 Rhinehart
Cochineal: The Perfect Red To Dye For 4 Jenkins
Dams that Tamed Arizona’s Rivers 4 Tennyson
It’s Where??? A Look at the Location of Our First Arizona Territorial Capital and Why It Was Located There 4 Sepp
Journey through Time: Arizona, From Territory to Statehood 4 Jones
Living in the Desert: Hohokam Adaptation to Their Environment 4 Warren
Maize to Maquiladoras: Movement from Mexico to Arizona 4 Warren
Mining Ore Not? City Population Density as a Result of the Mining Industry 4 Leckman
Presidio Life: Understanding the Life and Impact of the Spanish 4 Rivera
Pushed & Pulled: Examining Factors that Lead to Migration 4 von Prisk
The Harvey Ways: Cultural Tourism in Arizona 4 Strouth
The Rain Saved Us – Examining Drought Impacts Yesterday and Today 4 Schaecher
The Unbreakable Code: Navajo Code Talkers 4 Hutchinson
Why Were They Built? Dams in Arizona 4 Warren
You Say You Want a Revolution: Comparing Colonial Revolutions in the New World 4 Chambers
Early Spanish and Iroquois Housing: Similarities and Differences 4 and 7 Munson
A Town is Born 4-12 McKee
A River Through Time 4-5 Warren
A River, Dead or Alive: Native Americans and European Colonists' Treatment of a River 4-5 Chambers
Blazing Trails: Discovering Routes through Arizona to California 4-5 Davis
Desert Views - First Impressions: Travelers on the Gila Trail 4-5 Warren
Hohokam Communities: Taking Risks and Making Trade-offs 4-5 April Kamp-Whittaker
Take Me to the River: The Mojave Indians and the Colorado River 4-5 Jenkins
The Desert is Theirs: Adapting to Our Environment 4-5 Wood
The Mountain Community: Why Flagstaff? 4-5 Hutchinson
Wampum: Money vs. Communication 4-5 Munson
Westward Ho: The Difficulties of Emigrants Moving West 4-5 Chambers
What's Holding Up the Water? 4-5 Post
In the Wake of Columbus: The Decline of the Native Peoples 4-6 Baron
All Aboard! The Orphan Trains 5 Medlin
From Sea to Shining Sea: Solving the Puzzle 5 Godfrey
Independence, Revolution, and George: Events of the Revolutionary War 5 Warren
Island Hopping: The Story of Ned Begay Code Talker: A Novel About the Navajo Marines of World War Two 5 Medlin
It's Ours: How Do We Use This Land? 5 Hutchinson
Madonnas of the Trail— A Celebration of Westward Movement 5 Rees
Mountains, Sinks and Deserts: The Physical Geography of the California Trail 5 Warren
Name That Place: Cultural Place Names in the United States 5 Nice
Now You See Them . . . Now You Don’t: The Movement of People In and Out of Arizona 5 Davis
Oregon or Bust: The Journey West Along the Oregon Trail 5 Loken
Separatists, Mayflower Compact, and Roger Williams 5 Hutchinson
Steam and You! How Steam Engines Helped the United States to Expand 5 Bradley
The Birth of a Rocky Mountain City and Railroad: Georgetown and the Loop Railroad 5 Charlson
The Cherokee: Trail Where They Cried 5 Jenkins
Where is the Trail? The Journey of Lewis and Clark 5 Nice
“I Further Declare”: A Closer Look at the Emancipation Proclamation 5 Warren
The Dred Scott Case 5 and 7 Rees
A Drop in the Bucket – Ancient Egyptian Irrigation 6 Milliken
A Folktale, a Famine and a Finale: The Great Famine of 1315 6 Godfrey
Add a Little Spice to Your Life 6 Nice
Aegean Adaptability: Geography and the Ancient Greeks 6 Wiens
Aqueducts and Aquaduckies 6 Lagerquist
Central Arizona Project: A Story About Water 6 Anderson
Citizen Character Traits: Learning to Petition Public Officials 6 Moll
Confucianism: A Cornerstone 6 Ambroziak
Desert Deception: Believe It or Not? 6 Garrett
Even the Rocks Cry Out! Communication Through Rock Art 6 Stegall
Fishing for a Fortune: The Science of Understanding our World 6 Laird
Great Rivers of Great Civilizations 6 Strouth
India’s Contributions to the World: Zero! 6 Jenkins
Measuring the Travels of Two Adventurers: Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta 6 Wiens
Meet the Mogollons: Who Were They? 6 Nice
Pull, Pull, Pulleys in Mesopotamia 6 Lagerquist
Sail Like an Egyptian: Alternative Energy 6 Moll
Say What? Editorial Cartoons in the Classroom 6 Wimer
Solving the Puzzle--The Middle Ages: A Time of Movement - People, Goods, and Ideas 6 Godfrey
Survivors in Harsh Habitats: Mogollon, Ancestral Puebloans (Anasazi), and Hohokam 6 Stegall
The Silk Road: An Ancient Internet 6 Rees
What If There Were No Trees? 6 Rees
“READ” an Artifact 6 Lagerquist
Letter From A Leader 6 and High School Rees
Mansa Musa: Lion of Mali 6 and High School Jones
The Amazing Khmer 6 and High School Rees
Zheng He-China’s Naval Ambassador 6 and High School Rees
Where Did the Lake Go? The Drying Up of Lake Chad 6-7 and High School Martin
A Glimpse of Growth: Stories of Phoenix 6-8 Sepp
Deforestation 6-8 Stelten
Four Corners Hantavirus: Mapping Geography and Health 6-8 Dorn
Rephotography: A Cool GeoTool 6-8 Godfrey
The Puerto Rican Connection 6-8 Rees
When Nature Strikes: Natural Hazards Safety Booklet 6-8 Williams
Desertification: Cause and Effect 6-High School Stout
Jerusalem: A Holy City 6-High School Ekiss
360 Degrees of Culture: Creating Culture Wheels 7 Martin
From the Dust Bowl to Sunny California 7 Ekiss
Get On the Track: Migration - An African-American Adventure During WW l 7 Nice
Making the Blockade a “Ria”lity: How Drowned River Valleys Assisted in Blockading Confederate Ports 7 Donoghue
Orphan Trains: Journeys of Salvation and Sorrow 7 Rees
Rights? The 14th Amendment 7 Halverson
Roots and Wings: A Lesson about Immigration 7 Gonzalez
Satellites, Orbits and Space Junk 7 Oswald Keene
The Breadwinner 7 Gonzalez
The Canadian Caper: Canada and the Iranian Hostage Crisis 7 Rees
The Transcontinental Railroad: How Did It Change American Society and Environment? 7 White
Why They Come– Push and Pull Factors in Migration 7 Frank
“Lunger’s” Life – So You Like Breathing: Tuberculosis in Early Arizona History 7 Leckman
Tempest Tossed After Ellis Island 7 and High School Leckman
A Delicate Balance: Geo-History of Wildfire in the American West 7-12 de Masi
From Around the Corner to Around the World: How Technology Helps in the Spread of a Product 7-8 Stelten
From Pearl Harbor to the Rise of Mushrooms: World War II in the Pacific 7-8 Porell
The Green Book: Black Traveler’s Guide to Happy Motoring 7-8 Jenkins
Don't Just Escape A Problem, Shape A Solution: An NBA Star's Efforts to Fight Ethnic Hatred 7-8 and High School Martin
NIMBY: Not in My Backyard 7-High School Ekiss
Can You Hear Me Now? How a Country's Wealth Influences Communication 8 Dorn
Mission Possible: Decoding WWII Navajo Marine Code 8 Jones
Operation Yellow Ribbon: Canada and 9/11 8 Rees
Pictures Paint More Than Words: Media’s Influence and Human Atrocities 8 Leeds
Smaller, Happier, Harmonious Families: China’s One Child Policy 8 Kuropatkin
The Cold War: It’s Not Rocket Science, or Is It??? 8 Berry
The Voyage of the MS St. Louis: The Refugees No Country Wanted 8 McBride
We Gotta Get Out of This Place: Escape From Papago Park, Phoenix, Arizona 8 Halverson
Where Do We Go Now? The Jewish Population After World War II 8 Kratzke
Cartogram of the Great Compromise 8 and High School Polve
Changing Face of the AZ Border 8 and High School Ekiss/Rees
How Much of the U.S. is Foreign-Born? 8 and High School Terlecki
The Electoral College 8 and High School Rees
The Impact of the European Union 8 and High School Stout
Trade — The Great Balancing Act 8 and High School Rees/Ekiss
You Have the Right to Remain Silent: Miranda v. Arizona (1966) 8 and High School Jones
Unveiling the Roles of Women in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 9-12 Schmidt
A Greater Killer than the War: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919 High School Hinde
African Imperialism: Scramble for Africa High School Hauter
Examining the Iran-Contra Affair High School Reynolds
Forecast Cloudy with a Slight Chance of Showers: The Delay of the D-Day Invasion (1944) High School Vogt
Go, Buddha, Go: Patterns in the Spread of Religions High School Henry
Indigenous Foreigners: Geographic Impact on the Literary and Social Construct of “Other” High School Jozefowski
Is it Good? Is it Bad? Genetically Modified Foods High School Reynolds
Kindertransport: Cultural Comparison of Urban Areas High School Buffington
La Frontera--Barrier or Gateway? An Introductory Unit to the US-Mexico Borderland High School Rees
Location, Location, Location: Arizona and the Gadsden Purchase High School White
Mapping a Crisis: Or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb High School Neenos
Mormon Pioneers in Arizona High School Schmidt
NAFTA or “SHAFTA”--A Glimpse of the North American Free Trade Agreement and Its Effect High School White
Racism, Relocation, and Redress: The Japanese-Canadian Experience High School Rees
Shhh! . . . Mum’s the Word: Secret Cities of the Manhattan Project High School Kuropatkin
The Moundbuilders: Who, Where, So What? High School Rees
The Righteous Gentile: The Story of Irena Sendler and the Holocaust High School Kiley
Traversing the Terrain: Transportation in Arizona (1853) High School Vogt
Treacherous Trenches High School Hauter
Wobblies, Strikers, Vagrants & Other Undesirables: The Bisbee Deportation of 1917 High School de Masi