Discover the history and science behind the tools and technologies that aided American troops on land, at sea, and in the air in the Military Technologies series. From the early artillery used in the Revolutionary War to the advanced aircraft of the Vietnam War, this dynamic series highlights the most important and innovative weapons used in US conflicts. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
- Spring 2018
- Fall 2017
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Subject||Science & Technology|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|Features||Glossary of key words, Table of contents, Infographics, Detailed maps, and Reviewed|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Military Technologies – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
The complicated relationship between technology and war is explored, from the Revolutionary War to the battles waged in Vietnam. Tracing the advancement of military technologies over the course of roughly 200 years, each volume focuses on the weapons used during a specific war and their impact on combat; with each subsequent conflict, readers better comprehend how the evolution of these technologies impacted warfare and why military leaders sought “improvements,” or ways to counter enemy weaponry through continued development. Sections entitled “How It Works” and “…On the Battlefield” provide students with a more detailed understanding of the basic operation and use of a particular technology. An informative interdisciplinary addition to most collections.