The Gateway Arch


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DIVThe surprising history of the spectacular Gateway Arch in St. Louis, the competing agendas of its supporters, and the mixed results of their ambitious plan/div




St. Louis Gateway Arch


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While reading the St. Louis Gateway Arch, students will learn about the significance of the landmark, which was made as a tribute for Thomas Jefferson and the pioneers of the American West. This 32-page title uses a variety of teaching components to help young readers strengthen their reading comprehension skills. The Symbols of Freedom series will allow students to explain events or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause versus effect. Each title features photographs, maps, and informational sidebars that work with a Show What You Know section to help readers build their understanding of the topic.




To the Top!


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Take the children in your life on their own journey of discovery: tag along with Ella, her impatient little brother Jake, and their Grandpa as they explore the outside, inside, and very, very top of the Gateway Arch, on the Mississippi riverfront in St. Louis, Missouri. While Jake just wants to get to the top as fast as possible, Ella is intent on impressing Grandpa with everything she has learned about the landmark and its history. Together, the family discovers fascinating artifacts—a bison, a great grizzly bear, a tall statue of Thomas Jefferson—while Grandpa spins tales of his own memories, as a young man, of watching the Arch being built. More than just an architectural feat, the Arch embodies the history, culture, and spirit of westward expansion, exploration, and individual dignity. Don’t worry, they finally make it to the top . . . and what Jake wants then will resonate with your own young explorers!




The Building of the Arch


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The Gateway Arch


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Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and text highlighting for an engaging read aloud experience! The Gateway Arch is the tallest monument in the United States. At 630 feet, it is more than twice the height of the Statue of Liberty. The Gateway Arch honors all the settlers who passed through St. Louis, Missouri, on their way out west. But how was it made? Who designed it? Read this book to find out! Learn about many remarkable sites in the Famous Places series - part of the Lightning Bolt BooksTM collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt BooksTM bring nonfiction topics to life.




What's That Arch?


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It's big! It's shiny! And it catches everyone's eye! The Gateway Arch is all that and a whole lot more. A beloved landmark in St. Louis, Missouri, it symbolizes the Gateway to the West and the rich history of the area. With colorful illustrations and rhyming story, this board book provides a fun look at westward expansion, exploration, and St. Louis long before the Arch was built along the Mighty Mississippi. Tag along with Lewis and Clark and their canine sidekick, Seaman. Share the vision of a new America with President Thomas Jefferson. Discover animals that roamed the wild frontier, and pack a covered wagon to follow brave pioneers along the westward trail. Children (Ages 2-4) and adults alike may see this inspiring steel monument in a whole new light!




The Broken Heart of America


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A searing portrait of the racial dynamics that lie inescapably at the heart of our nation, told through the turbulent history of the city of St. Louis. From Lewis and Clark's 1804 expedition to the 2014 uprising in Ferguson, American history has been made in St. Louis. And as Walter Johnson shows in this searing book, the city exemplifies how imperialism, racism, and capitalism have persistently entwined to corrupt the nation's past. St. Louis was a staging post for Indian removal and imperial expansion, and its wealth grew on the backs of its poor black residents, from slavery through redlining and urban renewal. But it was once also America's most radical city, home to anti-capitalist immigrants, the Civil War's first general emancipation, and the nation's first general strike—a legacy of resistance that endures. A blistering history of a city's rise and decline, The Broken Heart of America will forever change how we think about the United States.




S is for Show Me


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Ross & Judy Young's combined belief that children comprehend intricate ideas at a very young age made it possible for them to seamlessly create "S is for Show Me: A Missouri Alphabet." The husband and wife team elegantly synthesize text and illustration to provide a rich texture of the Show Me State. The alphabet book employs a two-tiered approach that reaches Pre-K through 6th grade students. A rhyme for each letter of the alphabet catches the attention of younger readers, while older elementary students grasp a richer understanding of the topic by reading expository information on the same page.




Historic Photos of the Gateway Arch


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St. Louis' Gateway Arch rivals the monuments of the world in its simplicity, scale, elegance, and symbolism. The shimmering, stainless-steel ribbon forms a catenary arch 630 feet tall and 630 feet across at its base. Its design amazed the civic leaders determined to construct a great monument on the St. Louis riverfront. When it was completed, it wowed not just St. Louisans, not just Americans, but also visitors from around the world. Its sleek geometric design and engineering was a creation of the Space Age, but the Arch was a monument to America's frontier heritage. The Gateway Arch commemorated St. Louis' riverfront as the Gateway to the West. Historic Photos of the Gateway Arch chronicles the St. Louis riverfront from its days as a fur-trading post, to the creation of the Arch. From clearing the site to welding the first section into place, to the breathtaking moment of inserting the keystone--the photos tell the story.




American City


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St. Louis is one of the most architecturally impressive cities in the United States, with a heritage of innovative design stretching back to the early 1800s. This is reflected in the architecture of the downtown area and surrounding neighborhoods. More than just about any city in America, St. Louis embraced the imposing forms and lush ornamentation of the Beaux Arts tradition. Indeed, one can make the argument that only Washington, D.C. in the United States has a more impressive collection of classically inspired structures. American City: St. Louis Architecture is the first large-format book on the city's architecture since the 1920s, and includes over 100 new color photographs and text for 50 of the city's most important structures. These range from such 19th Century masterpieces as Louis Sullivan's Wainwright Building, Alfred Mullet's Old Post Office and Theodore Link's Union Station, to Eero Saarinen's Gateway Arch, Tadao Andao's Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts Building and Maya Lin's recently completed Ellen Clark Hope Plaza.