Football stars / Virginia Buckman.

Main Author: Buckman, Virginia.
Published: New York : Children's Press, c2007.
Series: Greatest sports heroes
High interest books
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- Sports is always a hot topic with the male audience, but these books strive for equal coverage of women (where appropriate). Minority players are featured prominently wherever possible. - Features include m ni-bios on 5-7 players per sport (except for Extreme Sports, which is broken down by sport rather than player), photos, sidebars, fun facts, a glossary, resources. - Exciting on-site photography and short, punchy text put the reader where the action is. CURRICULUM STANDARDS: Grades 5-8 Standards for Social Studies Culture - Compare similarities and differences in the ways groups, societies, and cultures meet human needs and concerns. - Articulate implications of cultural diversity, and cohesion, within and across groups. Time, Continuity, & Change - Identify key concepts such as chronology, causality, change, and conflict to explain connections among patterns of historical change and continuity. - Develop critical sensitivities such as empathy and skepticism regarding attitudes, values, and behaviors of people in different historical contexts. Individual Development & Identity - Relate such factors as physical endowment and capabilities, learning motivation, personality, perception and behavior to individual development. - Identify the influence of perception, attitudes, values, and beliefs on personal identity. - Identify examples of stereotyping, conformity, and altruism. Individuals, Groups, & Institutions - Demonstrate understanding of role and status in describing the interactions of individuals and social groups. - Analyze group and institutional influences on people, events, and elements of culture.

Table of Contents


p. 5

1Shaun Alexander

p. 9

2LaDainian Tomlinson

p. 15

3Dwight Freeney

p. 21

4Chad Johnson

p. 25

5Brian Urlacher

p. 29

6Peyton Manning

p. 33

7Rising Stars

p. 39

New Words

p. 42

For Further Reading

p. 44


p. 45


p. 47

About the Author

p. 48