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Books about Connecticut and it's state history:

 Switched-On Schoolhouse 2012 State History: Connecticut

Switched-On Schoolhouse 2012 State History: Connecticut

Fulfill your state history requirement with interactive, engaging lessons from Switched-On Schoolhouse! SOS State History covers state government and leaders, historical events, growth and population, natural resources, economics and business, tourism, cultural distinctions, and its Christian heritage and influence. Students will reinforce research skills as they prepare essays, employ math skills, enhance their writing, and learn about business. Five units are included, teaching students through video clips, 3-D animation, interactive learning games, quizzes, and tests; parents have a built-in calendar, lesson-planning options, and printing options. Grades 7-12.

This is a one-semester course.

New for Switched-On Schoolhouse 2012:

  • Customizable transcript
  • Past-due report
  • Free-form, text-based parent journal
  • Improved print flexibility
  • F3 Student Search function
  • Parent Toolbox with Reading and Activity Logs
  • Bible Lookup
  • Attendance tracker for multiple students
  • New themes, avatars, audiofeedback, graphic theme selecter, enhanced custom assignment editor, user interface, and additional upgrades!

    SOS 2012 System Requirements:
    Note: XP users MUST have Service Pack 3 Installed.
    Vista users MUST have Service Pack 1 installed prior to installation.
    Vista & Windows 7 Aero users are strongly recommended to meet the optimal performance requirements.
    Only English Language versions of Microsoft, Windows XP, Vista, and 7 are supported.

    XP Service Pack 3
    Windows Vista
    Windows 7
    Microsoft IE 7 or higherMicrosoft IE 7 or higherMicrosoft IE 7 or higher
    1 GHz or higher processor;
    1+ GHz for optimal performance.
    1 GHz or higher processor;
    1.5 GHz for optimal performance.
    1 GHz or higher processor;
    1.5 GHz for optimal performance.
    512 MB RAM;
    1 GB for optimal performance.
    1 GB RAM (2GB for 64 bit);
    2 GB for optimal performance.
    1 GB RAM (2 GB for 64 bit);
    2 GB for optimal performance.
    1 GB Hard Drive Space (2 GB for 64-bit);
    1 GB for optimal performance.
    1 GB RAM (2GB for 64 bit);
    2 GB for optimal performance.
    1 GB RAM (2 GB for 64 bit);
    2 GB for optimal performance.
    CD-ROM Drive
    CD-ROM DriveCD-ROM Drive
    Adobe Reader
    Adobe ReaderAdobe Reader
    Printer Recommended
    Printer RecommendedPrinter Recommended
    1024 x 768 or higher, 16-bit color  
    1024 x 768 or higher, 16-bit color  
    1024 x 768 or higher, 16-bit color 
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    The Great Connecticut Puzzle Book

    The Great Connecticut Puzzle Book

    With over 90 pages of answers to "Are we there yet?" this activity book is stuffed with enough puzzles to keep children busy! Inside, you'll find crosswords, logic games, secret codes, mazes and word puzzles. You'll also find fun facts, activities and games all about life in the Nutmeg state from the rolling Litchfield Hills to the beaches of Long Island Sound. Have fun leaning about the Beardsley Zoo, Lake Candlewood, The Old Leatherman, The Amistad, The Thimble Islands, Long Island Sound, Nathan Hale, America's first cookbook, Noah Webster, museums, Mystic Seaport, nutmeg recipes, the state's geography, history and more! Recommended for ages 8 to 12.

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    Connecticut

    Connecticut

    From Sea to Shining Sea is a series of state books from Children's Press specifically prepared for students in grades 3-5. This glorious state-by-state panorama of America's past and presenthelps young readers understand how the development of each state fits into the grand mosaic of America's history. Students are sure to enjoy every lively page and every colorful picture of this reading adventure. Graphic delights greet the eye with every turn of the page: historic engravings and woodcuts, easy-to-read maps, and superb full-color photographs, including beautiful scenic spreads. Includes a reference section, maps, glossary, and an index.

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    Connecticut: Seeds of a Nation Series

    Connecticut: Seeds of a Nation Series

    Each state has its own unique history filled with tales of adventure and determination, and Connecticut is no exception. The Pequot's petroglyphs, how a Dutchman "found" the state by accident and famous traitor Benedict Arnold are all part of Connecticut's multifaceted story. Photographs, historical drawings, portraits and maps all help bring the past to life with this detailed look at the origins, settlement and development of our nation's states. From the original Native American inhabitants to the struggle for statehood and beyond, you'll learn fascinating details about early American life. A list of state facts, places to visit and suggested reading are included, along with a glossary and index. Hardcover, 48 pages.

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    Connecticut History Project Book, Grades K-8

    Connecticut History Project Book, Grades K-8

    History projects include: creating a cartoon panel describing how our state name may have come about; dressing up as a famous explorer and recreating their main discovery and more! Grades K-8; ages 5-15.


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    Connecticut Pocket Guide, Grades 3-8

    Connecticut Pocket Guide, Grades 3-8

    The perfect reference guide. This handy 4" x 6", easy-to-use guide is divided into seven color-coded sections which include: basics, history, geography, people, places, nature, and more! Riddles, recipes, and surprising facts make this guide a delight! Available for all 50 states! Grades 3-8; ages 8-14.

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    Connecticut Millionaire, Grades 3-8

    Connecticut Millionaire, Grades 3-8

    In this fun format, students will answer questions about History, Geography, People, Places, Economics, Civics and more! Topics cover everything from basics to fascinating facts about the state. State symbols, the capital, natural resources, and borders are just a few of the facts students will learn. Reproducible prize coupons included! Grades 3-8; ages 8-14.

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    Connecticut History Bingo

    Connecticut History Bingo

    Must know state facts for kids to learn while having fun! Includes: Statehood Date, State Name Origin, Capital City, State Flag, State Motto, State Bird, State Population, Economy, Media, Governor, Explorers, Native Peoples, Current Events and more! Each game includes 36 different playing cards.

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    Connecticut My First Book, Grades K-5

    Connecticut My First Book, Grades K-5

    An "early bird" intro to basic state facts. Covers state basics such as state nickname, seal, song, bird, motto, flag, regions, industries, neighbors, and weather, plus an intro to state history, people and more. Includes: drawing, mazes, matching, coloring, and more! Reproducible. Available for all 50 states. Grades K-5; ages 5-10.

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    Connecticut Big Activity Book, Grades K-5

    Connecticut Big Activity Book, Grades K-5

    This BIG activity book has a wide range of reproducible activities that will entice any child to learn more about their state! Activities touch on history, geography, people, places, fictional characters, animals, holidays, festivals, legends, lore and much, much more! Reproducible. Available for all 50 states! Grades K-5; ages 6-12.

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    Connecticut Jeopardy, Grades 3-8

    Connecticut Jeopardy, Grades 3-8

    Modeled after the popular TV game show; features "categories" like state History, Geography, Exploration, People, Statehood, State Attractions, and lots more. Each category lists educational and entertaining answers-the student gives the correct question. Includes approximately 30 categories and 150 Q & A. Kids love the Jeopardy ,style format! Reproducible. Available for all 50 states! Grades 3-8; ages 8-14.

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    Connecticut Government Project Book, Grades K-8

    Connecticut Government Project Book, Grades K-8

    Government and civics projects includes: designing a simple census questionnaire; creating a replica of the state flag; staging a mock election and more!

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    Connecticut Geography Project Book, Grades K-8

    Connecticut Geography Project Book, Grades K-8

    Geography projects include: building a "state tree" with leaves from as many types of trees as possible; recreating the path of a state river using a wire coat hanger, and more.

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