Concise History of the American Republic Year II Student Book
This full-year course is designed to give students a very good understanding of America's history between the end of Reconstruction (1877) to the Reagan years (1980s). This includes the industrialization of America, the Gilded Age, the settlement of the West, the increase in immigration, the Progressive Era, World War I and its effect on American society, the Great Depression, World War II and its effect on American society, post-war years of prosperity, the Cold War and Communist threat, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and troubles in Southeast Asia, and the beginning of problems in the Middle East. Social, economic, and political issues are addressed throughout the book.
Our Student Guide provides reading notes for each chapter, as well as comprehension questions that help students focus on the most important information from each chapter. The Teacher Guide includes three tests.
This course might be just what you're looking for - assuming you want a political, economic, and cultural survey course of American history (to 1980). You can count on Memoria Press to use quality, well-written texts and to couple them with significant (but not overwhelming) processing questions. The 800+ page text is basically a reader. The Student Guides provide a course outline; dividing the 800+ page text into a two-year set of weekly reading assignments (33 each year) coupled with chapter worksheets (two pages each) that include a short set of notes (primarily people or place identification sprinkled with interesting historical tidbits) and a set of comprehension questions (short essay). Reviews and tests come every 10-11 weeks (trimesters) and consist of thirty-ish short answer questions plus an essay. The Student Guides are consumable and include the course outline and chapter worksheets. The Teacher Guides include answer keys and tests. Heads-up: the tests, in general, have a fondness for details and the final test for each year require the student to list half of the U.S. Presidents in numerical order. Year 1 covers history from pre-1615 life in North America through the colonial period, founding of our government, Civil War, and Reconstruction years (ending in 1877) including detailed coverage of all major wars in that time period. Year 2 covers the end of Reconstruction to the Reagan years (1980s) including the industrialization of America, the settlement of the West, immigration, and America's role in all the major wars of the period. Student Guides, 40-45 pgs, pb; Teacher Guides, 65-70 pgs, pb. ~ Janice