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Vocabulary in Context (great inventions and inventors)
ANSWERS: (Page 96) 1. polio, 2. phonograph, 3. laser, 4. diaphragm, 5. Morse code; telegraph, 6. transistor, 7. assembly line; interchangeable parts, 8. incandescent; filament, 9. patent, 10. microchip, 11. iron lung, 12. chemurgy

Proverbs and Sayings (great inventions and inventors)
ANSWERS: (Page 96) Suggested answers: 1. Secrets are hard to keep.; 2. Life is mostly uncertain.; 3. God is the real healer.; 4. Don’t waste time.; 5. Don’t overstay your welcome.; 6. Do things instead of talking about them.; 7. It matters who your friends are.; 8. Lies are usually easy to detect.; 9. Be choosy in whom you marry, but don’t expect your spouse to be perfect.; 10. Be responsible for yourself.; 11. Be honest about who you are.; 12. All success requires work and effort.; “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”; “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man  healthy, wealthy, and wise.”; “Practice makes perfect.”

Crossword Puzzle (extraordinary american women)
ANSWERS: (Page 96)
Across: 1. abolitionist, 3. emancipation, 7. equal, 10. suffragettes, 11. custody, 12. patent, 13. seminary
Down: 1. amendment, 2. tenements, 4. protest, 5. Quaker, 6. sojourn, 8. legislature, 9. feminist


World War II Statistics (20th century wars)
ANSWERS: (Page 96) 1. 19,000; 2. 21,300,000; 3. 3,100,000 or 3.1 million ; 4. 20,893,000; 5. 7,060,000; 6. 8,676,000; 7. 33.1% or 33%; 8. 87.6% or 88%; 9. 3.8% or 4%; 10. 13.46% or 13%

The Middle East (20th century wars)
ANSWERS: (Page 96) 1. Saudi Arabia; 2. Jordan, Lebanon, Syria; 3. Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates; 4. Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey; 5. Oman, Yemen; 6. Black Sea; 7. Caspian Sea

The Roman Empire’s Resources
ANSWERS: (Page 239) 

The Climate of Greece and the Aegean Sea
ANSWERS: (Page 238) 1. 18 C (64.4 F); 2. Along the coasts.; 3. Southern coast & along Gulf of Corinth. Near the water.; 4. The interiors. Places closer to water are generally warmer.

Greek Mythology
ANSWERS: (Page 238)
 1. Zeus asked Echo to distract his wife Hera by talking to her.
2. Zeus asked Echo to do this so that Hera wouldn’t notice that he was flirting with other women.
3. Hera figured out what Zeus and Echo were up to and became furious. She took away Echo’s ability to speak normally, leaving her only able to repeat the last word spoken to her.
4. Echo fell in love with Narcissus because he was so handsome.
5. Narcissus rejected Echo.
6. Nemesis punished Narcissus by making him fall in love with his own reflection.
7. Echo hid in a cave and wasted away until all that remained of her was her ability to repeat the  last word spoken to her.
8. Unable to move away from his beautiful reflection, Narcissus wasted away at the edge of the pool until he vanished. A yellow flower grew in the place where he had sat.

Chunked Historical Figures (history)
ANSWERS: (Page 90) 1. Thomas Jefferson, 2. Martin Luther King, Jr., 3. Harriet Beecher Stowe, 4. Eleanor Roosevelt, 5. Sacagawea, 6. Amelia Earhart, 7. Cesar Chavez, 8. Jimmy Carter, 9. Laura Ingalls Wilder, 10. Chuck Yeager

Double Letters Make History (history)
ANSWERS: (Page 90) 1. Ross, 2. William (or Bill), 3. Banner, 4. Bill, 5. Betty, 6. Annie, 7. Addams, 8. Congress, 9. Cherokee, 10. Roosevelt, 11. Hoover, 12. Depression, 13. Harriet, 14. Massachusetts

The Great War (american history)
ANSWERS: (Page 169) 1. b, 2. d, 3. c

Nelson Mandela (biography)
ANSWERS: (Page 168) 1. c, 2. a, 3. c

Sixth Grade Education (current events)
ANSWERS: (Page 171) 1. d, 2. b, 3. a

Olympic Games (history, sports)
ANSWERS: (Page 77)

(Page 78) First paragraph: Left-handed, Abbott, Michigan, Big Ten, victory, Japan. Second paragraph: Wilma, walk, basketball, track, bronze, three. Third paragraph: Ewry, wheelchair, leg, Paris, Saint Louis, London. Fourth paragraph: Fanny, World War, thirty, track, field. Fifth paragraph: Takacs, pistol, right, shoot, podium, gold. Suggestion: Use page 78 as scavenger hunt or research activity.

Australian Words (language arts)

Statue of Liberty (citizenship, civics)

Amelia Earhart (history, reading comprehension)
ANSWERS: 1. She thought it would be safer. 2. California. 3. May 21, 1937. 4. Answers will vary. 5. about six weeks. 6. 20:14 GMT or 8:14 p.m., 21:30;GMT or 9:30;p.m., about 1 hour, 16 minutes or 76 minutes. 7. Answers will vary.

Utah Map (geography, map reading)
ANSWERS: (Page 21) 1. Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho. 2. Wyoming. 3. 80;and 15. 4. southeast. 5. southeast. 6. east and west. 7. Answers may include the 15, the 70, and the 89.

People of Eminence (biography, using a graphic organizer, making comparisons)

Women Daredevils (women's history)
ANSWERS: (Page 80) 1. Madame Blanchard. 2. Baroness de la Roche. 3. Jacqueline Cochran. 4. Jacqueline Cochran. 5. Anne Lindbergh. 6. Amelia Earhart. 7. Hanna Reitsch.

Galapagos Islands (geography, research)

Languages Around the World (foreign languages)
ANSWERS: 1. French: Quel est votre nom? Italian: Che cosa è il vostro nome? 2. Italian: Dove vivete? Portuguese: Onde você vive? 3. Spanish: ¿Usted habla inglés? German: Sprechen Sie Englisch? 4. Spanish: Estoy utilizando el Internet. 5. German: Ich benutze das Internet.

Kwanzaa (multicultural education, holidays)

Baseball Parks (geography, map reading)
ANSWERS: Check student maps for correctly labeled locations.

Immigration: Citizenship Test (citizenship, government)
ANSWERS: 1. They represent the 13 original colonies. 2. England. 3. Legislative, Executive, and Judiciary. 4. Speaker of the House of Representatives. 5. Freed many slaves. 6. The Congress. 7. A democratic form of government (or, a Republic). 8. The Bill of Rights. 9. Freedom of speech/press/religion; peaceable assembly. 10;George Washington. 11. Nine. 12. Native Americans. 13. Germany, Italy, and Japan. 14. William Rehnquist. 15. 26. 16. 50. 17. Red stands for courage, white stands for truth, and blue stands for justice. 18. To make laws.

Secret Message Experiment (history, citizenship, government/civics)

China: Translating Confucius (language arts, China)

Geography and the Environment (geography, map reading, Native Americans)

Rebus Puzzle: Ancient History (solving puzzles)
ANSWERS: Solution to the puzzle is below the dotted line at the bottom of the worksheet. Fold the page along dotted line before making copies for students. Note: Rules information is missing; not crucial to complete worksheet.

Famous Olympians (history, sports)
ANSWERS: Famous Olympians: Check students' responses. Use the worksheet as a research activity. Question: THIS SURE IS THE PITS!

Ancient River Civilizations (history, reading comprehension)

Ancient Greece (geography, reading comprehension)
ANSWERS: 1. Answers will vary. Possible answers: responsible, ambitious, successful, brave, respected, caring (towards his son, and perhaps his wife, although the details are thin in that regard). 2. Answers will vary. Possible answers: narrow-minded, cruel, insensitive. 3. This land is very militaristic. The army (at least Commander Lear's portion) moves by foot. It does not value conventional education. Physical strength and stamina are prized almost to a fault. There would appear little room for opposing ideas. 4. Answers will vary.

Native American Basket Weaving (Native Americans, art, reading comprehension)
Suggestion: Use worksheet as a research activity or scavenger hunt.

Sandra Day O'Connor (citizenship, civics)
ANSWERS: (Page 105). 1. justices. 2. chief. 3. president. 4. federal. 5. constitution. 6. foreign. 7. lower. 8. appeals. 9. appeal. 10. administrative. 11. district. 12. one. 13. trial. 14. cases.

Ancient Greece (history, reading comprehension)

Halloween: Building a Web (holidays, spiders)

Gettysburg Address (history, reading comprehension)

Louisiana Purchase (history, reading comprehension)
ANSWERS: (Page 15) The Louisiana Purchase Quiz 1. B. 2. B. 3. C. 4. C. 5. B. 6. C. 7. A. 8. D. 9. B. 10. D.

Consumerism Scavenger Hunt (economics, consumer education, research)

Stock Market (economics, money)
ANSWERS: Answer key provided on work sheet.

Women's History: Newspaper Article (history, language arts)

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