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The following list of eBooks were created by agency partners, teachers, and students. We hope you enjoy all of the work that they have put into each eBook. If you are interested in creating your own eBook to add to this library, please check out the NeBooks Overview for more information.

*Please download the iBook if you're using an iOS device or OS Mavericks. All other devices require the PDF.

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Homestead National Monument
Homestead National Monument of America lets readers explore many interactive pages of in-depth explanations of homesteading, how it impacts people all over the world, and what you will find when visiting Homestead National Monument. Follow the links to see a list of current events, hours of operation, trail conditions in the tall grass prairie fields and special displays.  For more information, go to www.nps.gov/home/ or search the app store on your iPad.

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Native Daughters
Native Daughters includes healers and warriors, story tellers and law makers, leaders, environmentalists and artists. The curriculum companion includes classroom activities, resources and handouts. Watch the movies, listen to their stories, and complete interactive guide that accompanies the Native Daughters' Magazine. This iBook needs to be on every educator's shelf. Written by Nebraska educators.

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Nebraska and The Civil War
Nebraska Corn Board Fact book
Standing Bear's Footsteps: The Meaning of Home

The Power of Role Models
Meet Native American role models which include environmentalists, radiologists, nurses, doctors, teachers, dentist, agricultural managers, firefighter, astronaut, marine biologist, laboratory technicians, physicists and more. Read and view videos about their chosen field, college of study, tribal affiliation and their home town.  Included are teaching points.  Developed from the University of Nebraska Medical Center SEPA project Role Models in Your Community poster sets.

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Making Invisible Histories Visible Project: Culture

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Making Invisible Histories Visible Project: Pioneers

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Making Invisible Histories Visible Project:
Notable Nebraskans
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Making Invisible Histories Visible Project:
People in Your Community
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Making Invisible Histories Visible Project: Double Victory iBook PDF
Making Invisible Histories Visible Project: Great Migration iBook PDF
Making Invisible Histories Visible Project: Peony Park iBook PDF
Making Invisible Histories Visible Project: Buffalo Soldiers iBook PDF

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A Blair Family
Life in Blair, Nebraska in the 1800s is difficult for the Greenberg family. Each family member, young and old, tries to contribute by hunting, growing corn, selling dairy milk, and hiring out as housekeepers.  When illness strikes and a mysterious kidnapping unfolds at the historic Crowell Mansion, the family is tested even further.  Learn about newfound friendships and strong family values as this historical fiction evolves through the eyes and journals of multiple characters.

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Blair, Nebraska, So Many Ways to Get There!
By Water, Rails or Trails
Travel was difficult in Nebraska in the early to mid-1800s.  Carter Valley, which ran through the heart of current Blair, was the easiest passage through the bluffs. This book explains how Blair was born based on the location next to the Missouri River and how John I. Blair brought his railroad through. Learn about stagecoaches, ferryboats, railroads, the Lincoln Highway and nearby Interstate I-80 that made it possible for Nebraskans to travel from coast-to-coast.

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Changing Patterns
At the age of 11, Amelia is uprooted from her home to the railroad town of Blair, Nebraska. Amelia struggles to fit in and yearns for a true friend – someone who appreciates the artistic beauty of patterns seen all around her. Amelia stumbles upon a mystery unfolding at the historic Crowell Mansion, and her life changes. Amelia finally finds happiness in this quaint Nebraska town.   

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Education in the 1800s iBook PDF
John C. Fremont iBook PDF

Journal of William Carter 1902
Harry is fourteen and creates trouble with his siblings. James is twelve and is a middle child with William who is ten. As the writer of this journal, William is always blamed for Harry’s actions. Anna is only four and always the brunt of Harry’s disobediences. William and James protect her from Harry, but fail due to Harry’s trickeries.  Join William Carter in this historical fiction that takes place in the railroad town of Blair, Nebraska. 

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Life on the Oregon Trail iBook PDF
Plains Indians iBook PDF
Prairie Settlement iBook PDF
Sitting Bull iBook PDF

Traveling through Life: The Diaries of Annabell Chapman
Annabelle Chapman dreams about her future and of traveling the world outside of Blair, NE.  Read along as humorous tales of encounters with peanut butter cookie devouring thieves unfold and as Annabelle grows up finally realizing her dream of traveling when she meets Blair airmail pilot James Tinus Christensen.  Thrilling airplane rides and tragic Blair history are shared in this historical fiction story about a small railroad town in Nebraska.

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20 Minutes from Blair
Adorable alpacas, spooky corn mazes, prairie buffalo, restored railroad depots, and historic forts are just a few of the amazing things you can see and visit in and around the town of Blair, Nebraska.  This book gives you a brief history of 12 awesome places you just can’t miss!  Talk to your parents, start your engines, and head out on a family adventure to see these great historical sites just 20 minutes (or less) from Blair.

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Disclaimer: All student eBooks were published without content or copyright verification.
last update: March 7, 2014