The Irish Potato Famine

A Cause-and-Effect Investigation

From the Series Cause-and-Effect Disasters

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 6   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

In the mid-1840s, potato blight ruined the crops of impoverished farmers across Ireland. Many families went hungry without their main source of food. Disease struck down people weakened by starvation as the government struggled to address the problem. Would the country ever recover?

To understand the impact of a disaster, you must understand its causes. How did the system of landlords and tenants contribute to the disaster? How did British views of the Irish keep leaders from providing suitable aid? Investigate the disaster from a cause-and-effect perspective and find out!

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978-1-51241-119-5
$30.65 $22.99
978-1-51241-131-7
$46.65 $34.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2017
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 40
Publication Date 2016-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.7
BISACS JNF025070, JNF051020, JNF051160
Dewey 941.5081
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 770
ATOS Reading Level 5.5
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 183868
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Reviews

School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

“[W]ithout being too gratuitous, gory, or sensational . . . [this series] will help students understand the impact of each disaster on history. . . . A strong choice for pleasure reading and report writing.”—School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Author: Jill Sherman

Jill Sherman writes fiction and nonfiction books for young readers. She started out her career in publishing as an editor, but soon discovered that her real joy was in writing. She has written dozens of books for young people, including fiction works, as well as news and magazine articles for print and digital publications. She thoroughly enjoys researching new topics to provide young readers with the best information that they can use in their own studies. Jill lives and writes in Brooklyn, New York.

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