Apollo was a god who seemed to be skilled at everything except love. He was the god of music and light, as well as a teacher of medicine. He told of the future and even transformed himself into a dolphin. As the son of the powerful Zeus, and a twin to the goddess Artemis, Apollo spent much of his time chasing the things he wanted. The one thing that always seemed to get away, however, was the woman he loved. One woman was turned into a tree just as he reached her, while another was murdered at his command for falling in love with another. Apollo played an important part in the Trojan War. A series of sports competitions, known as the Pythian Games, was held every four years to honor him.
Voting is an important part of being an American. At one time, however, it was a right that only men enjoyed. That changed when a determined woman named Susan B. Anthony spoke up—and acted on her beliefs. She was so sure of her cause that she was more than willing to go to court and state her case in front of everyone, regardless of the threat of imprisonment. Her passion showed the country that something was wrong. Women rallied behind her. Men came to see that women’s voices were powerful and important not only in the home but also in the world at large. Anthony did not live long enough to see her vision for women realized. However, thanks to her years of countless speeches, writing, and hard work, along with the efforts of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul, and many others, women finally achieved what they rightfully deserved: the right to vote.
Hannah’s school is facing a budgeting dilemma: The school board wants to hire a new art teacher, but they don’t know where they’ll get the money. Learn with Hannah and her classmates why balancing what you earn (income) and what you spend (expenses) is an important lesson at any age. Figure out your average income and outgo, then decide what you need to do when they don’t balance the way you want them to. Find out how to budget for those big items you have been wanting. Best of all, you may just discover that you have a lot more money than you ever thought you did!
Discusses criminal justice in the United States, occupations from judge and lawyer to such support staff as court reporter and paralegal, the preparations necessary for such careers, and possible future developments.
The teenage years can be a confusing time for all youth, including GLBT teens. Challenges and questions can arise that only a family support system can answer. This helpful guide teaches GLBT teens how to maintain healthy familial relationships. Strategies for coming out to parents and siblings, and how to communicate with others, as well as how to understand and react to the emotions of others are also explored.
Mrs. Clarkson's students are curious: Why does everyone keep talking about the economy? Why is it constantly in the newspaper and on the news? Parents talk about it at the dinner table, and families are dealing with money changes of all kinds. Learn with Mrs. Clarkson's students what economy actually means. Find out about the law of supply and demand—whether in the marketplace or in school. Discover how the economy follows a cycle and how to recognize each phase. Best of all, you may find out how the economy affects your daily life and how you can handle whatever happens next.