Notable Native Americans (Big Ideas Low Intermediate)

David Bohlke

You may already be familiar with the names Pocahontas, Sacagawea, and Crazy Horse. But how did they become so well known? What was their early life like? How was their relationship with the early settlers to the United States? The 15 profiles in this reader go beyond the legend to tell the real stories.

This book takes a look at these and other important Native Americans. You will learn about Sequoyah, the inventor of the Cherokee alphabet. You will explore the incredible life of Susan La Flesche Picotte, the first Native American doctor in the United States. You will meet Sitting Bull, the legendary warrior who fought tirelessly against the U.S. government to protect native lands. You will also read about more contemporary Native Americans such as Olympian Jim Thorpe, astronaut John Herrington, and poet Joy Harjo.

Notable Native Americans is a must-read for English language learners with an interest in learning more about the lives of the people who first called the New World home – and their modern-day descendants.

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Urban Legends (Great Stories High Beginner)

David Bohlke

“This is a true story! It happened to a friend of a friend of mine …”

Do you know the story of the silver hook? The mysterious hitchhiker? The babysitter who gets some troubling phone calls? How about the story of Hanako-san, a Japanese schoolgirl who some say appears in school bathrooms? These are all examples of urban legends: creepy stories that people have told – and retold – to their friends.

Urban Legends features 16 scary stories. Some seem like they really happened. Others have a supernatural element to them. All are easy to read and enjoy, with simple grammar and vocabulary.

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David-Bohlke

David Bohlke

David Bohlke is an ELT author, editor, trainer, and consultant with 35 years of expertise in creating market-driven materials for both global and local publishers.

He has commissioned, edited, and written some of the world’s top-selling courses and skills texts for the adult, secondary, and academic English markets, including Four Corners, Interchange, and Final Draft (Cambridge University Press), Keynote, Time Zones, and Reading Explorer (National Geographic Learning), Skillful and Starting Point (Macmillan), Next Generation Grammar and Listening Power (Pearson), and Speak Now (Oxford University Press).

David is a popular teacher trainer who has presented in more than three dozen countries in the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific.