- Includes at least one map. - "Words You Know" section reinforces the text. - Photographs are directly related to the text. - High interest topic introduces early readers to basic geographic facts. - Serves as early introduction to travel guides. Curriculum Standards: Grades K-4 Social Studies Standards Culture: I - People, societies, and cultures address needs and concerns in ways that are both similar and different. - Cultural unity and diversity can be identified within and across groups. Time, Continuity, and Change: II - Accounts of past events, people, places, and situations contribute to our understanding of the past. People, Places, and Environments: III - Locate and distinguish among various landforms such as mountains, plateaus, islands, and oceans.Trueit, Trudi Strain is the author of 'Mississippi ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780531125724 and ISBN 0531125726.