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100 1 Williams, Colleen Madonna Flood,|eauthor.
245 10 Jamaica /|cColleen Madonna Flood Williams.
264 1 Philadelphia :|bMason Crest,|c
300 63 pages :|billustrations, map ;|c21 cm.
490 0 Discovering the Caribbean. History, politics, and culture
504 Includes bibliographical references (page 60) and index.
505 0 Jamaica's jammin' geography -- "Land of wood and water" --
A fluctuating economy -- "Out of many, one people" --
Parishes and cities -- A calendar of Jamaican festivals --
520 Jamaica, the third-largest island in the Caribbean, is
located about 580 miles (933 km) south of Florida.
Christopher Columbus landed on the island in 1494 and
claimed it for Spain. However, Jamaica became a British
colony in 1665 and remained under British rule for nearly
300 years. Today, the island has a population of more than
2.8 million, making it the third-largest English speaking
country in the Americas after the United States and
Canada. Jamaica is a beautiful island that each year draws
millions of tourists to its tropical forests, colonial-era
cities, and warm, sandy beaches. The island is also known
for exports of its natural resources, from sugar, coffee,
and bananas to bauxite, a mineral needed to make aluminum.
Jamaican musical styles such as reggae and ska, which have
become internationally popular, are a major cultural
export. There's a lot to discover about Jamaica! Each
title in this series contains color photos, maps, a
chronology of events related to the country, recipes, list
of festivals, ideas for projects and reports, and back
matter including: an index, further reading lists for
books and internet resources, and a series glossary. Mason
Crest s editorial team has placed Key Icons to Look for
throughout the books in this series in an effort to
encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain
awareness, explore possibilities and expand their
viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key
Icons are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the
front of each chapter with definitions. These words are
then used in the prose throughout that chapter, and are
emboldened, so that the reader is able to reference back
to the definitions- building their vocabulary and
enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are
highlighted graphics with content rich material within
that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their
perspectives by weaving together additional information to
provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text
Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter.
They challenge the reader s comprehension of the chapter
they have just read, while sending the reader back to the
text for more careful attention to the evidence presented
there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each
book and provide readers with suggestions for projects and
reports that encourage deeper research and analysis. A
Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back
matter contains terminology used throughout the series.
Words found here broaden the reader s knowledge and
understanding of terms used in this field.
651 0 Jamaica|vJuvenile literature.
651 1 Jamaica.
830 0 Discovering the Caribbean.