Arbor Day

Arbor Day

by Mir Tamim Ansary


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It is a Friday in spring and your class is studying trees. But do you know why? It's Arbor Day, of course! Turn the pages of this book to find out: what North America looked like five hundred years ago, why trees are important in windy places, why some states do not celebrate Arbor Day on the same date. Each book in the Holiday Histories series describes one of America's holidays or special days. Explore the history of each day and learn the real reason why it is important. Discover what special meaning each day might have for you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403488954
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 09/27/2006
Series: Holiday Histories
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

Table of Contents

A Day for Trees     4
Arbor Day in the Past     6
Forests and Plains     8
Enter the Europeans     10
A Land Without Trees     12
Crossing the Plains     14
Settling the Plains     16
The Railroad     18
The Importance of Trees     20
Arbor Day Is Born     22
An Idea Spreads     24
Tomorrow's Trees     26
Arbor Day in Your State     28
Important Dates     30
Glossary     31
Find Out More     31
Index     32

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