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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
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
Mapping Roxaboxen 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
Reading the Coyote School News 4 Warren
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
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
So That the Desert Can Blossom Like a Rose: Agriculture in the Desert 4-5 Warren
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
You Say You Want a Revolution: Comparing Colonial Revolutions in the New World 5 Chambers
“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
Three Gorges Dam 6-8 Stelten
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 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
Migration: “Push" and "Pull” Factors 7-High School Ekiss
NIMBY: Not in My Backyard 7-High School Ekiss
Can You Hear Me Now? How a Country's Wealth Influences Communication 8 Dorn
Chopsticks and the Future of China’s Forests: Using Mathematics to Look at the Future 8 Baron
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 Canadian Caper: Canada and the Iranian Hostage Crisis 8 Rees
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
Wetlands: Why Are They Endangered? 8 and High School Stout
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
How Much Is Too Much? How Much Is Not Enough? Analyzing Public Policy in the Petrified Forest High School Stegall
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