Saving Culture from Disaster

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  • Age Range: 7-12
  • Grade: 3-4
  • Lexile: 610L
  • Guided Reading Level: R
  • Interest Level: 2-6
  • Reading Level: 3.4
  • Item: 28896
  • ISBN: 9781493866816
  • Language: English
  • Dewey: 069.53
  • Pages: 32

History is everywhere you look. But what happens when there is a disaster, such as a flood or an earthquake? People called conservators visit places hit by disasters. They work to save the items that represent the local culture. Learn about the methods that conservators use to save important cultural artifacts, and why saving these items is so important.

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