Washington, DC, History for Kids: The Making of a Capital City, with 21 Activities

By PANCHYK, Richard

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9781613730065
Publisher
Chicago Review


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Reviewed on June 1, 2016  |  Middle to High School

Gr 5–8—Panchyk has produced a multifaceted history of Washington, DC. The book is a chronological account of the capital's history, beginning with the first European settlements in the 17th century and ending with the August 2011 earthquake felt within the city. Chapters are broken into small sections of text, which range in length from a few to several paragraphs. The narrative discusses important events, such as the British attack on the city in 1814 and the Lincoln assassination. It also includes lesser-known events, such as the attempt to free slaves on the ship Pearl and...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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