Making 13 Colonies Student Study Guide (History of US Book2) CA Edition

Making 13 Colonies Student Study Guide (History of US Book2) CA Edition

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Item #: 006273
ISBN: 9780199767311
Grades: 5

"Most history books are boring, but your book kept me on the edge of my chair. I couldn't wait to find out what happens next." So said 11-year-old Tommy Cunningham after reading a portion of this 10-volume set. Author Joy Hakim, former journalist and teacher, has a knack for making history more personal and dramatic. A Teaching K-8 review calls her a "master storyteller." The result is that these books are read, and re-read, by youngsters who love stories but don't care for history books. Each story, or chapter, is short (from 3 to 8 pages), includes lots of interesting tidbits in sidebars, and has plenty of pictures (mostly black and white, but some full color). We used this series with Janine and Stephen this past year, who seemed to enjoy, if not relish, the books.

Some concerns exist. The books are not written from a Christian perspective, but the author does recognize a religious influence in the making of our nation. The publisher notes that varying opinions of some controversial subjects are presented; as such, these books are not written from a conservative viewpoint. The first volume makes references to millions of years of prehistory. Book 6 covers the War Between the States primarily from the North's point of view, and Book 10 won't make Rush Limbaugh's list of recommended reading. But in general, this appears to be an appealing presentation of American history for youngsters and adults alike.

This series has been newly revised. The books are now in full-color, with new illustrations and newly commissioned and improved maps in the atlas sections of each book. Most of the changes can be found in Vol. 10, as more current events (up to 2005) have been added. Each book is 160-264 pages, with about 200 illustrations. The revision includes an eleventh book, which serves as a sourcebook for the other ten volumes, and revised teacher guides, which can be used with the previous edition or the new revised texts, as the pagination and illustrations are identical between the editions. We are offering the paperback version in sets or individually. Teacher guides are also available below. ~ Bob




Category Description for History of US Elementary Study Guides:

These guides are specifically for the 5th grade level. They are somewhat simplified versions of the study guides listed for grades 7-9, but still contain chapter lessons. In one or two spots, chapters from the corresponding books have been skipped or combined into a single lesson (the exception is in #008070 where only a selection of half the chapters from throughout book 4 and the first 12 chapters of books 5 are covered). A similar variety of activities and projects can be found throughout these guides. Student study guides for volumes 1 and 2 are California editions. California editions are similar in content and format to the non-California editions but have been developed specifically to meet the history/social science standards set forth by the state of California. ~ Zach




Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade
5
ISBN
9780199767311
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Oxford University Press
Weight
0.338 (lbs.)
Dimensions
8.1" x 10.9" x 0.3"
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Trying this as a supplement to Hakim's series for the first time. Hoping it will enrich lessons with this series.
User on Feb 11, 2019
To supplement the textbook.
Ashley H on Nov 20, 2015
Trying this as a supplement to Hakim's series for the first time. Hoping it will enrich lessons with this series.
User on Feb 11, 2019
We are using Joy Hakim's History of Us series and this looked like a good study guide to go with it.
Laura M on Sep 22, 2017
To supplement the textbook.
Ashley H on Nov 20, 2015
We are using Joy Hakim's History of Us series and this looked like a good study guide to go with it.
Laura M on Sep 22, 2017
Do you need one for each student?
User on May 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My first thought is to say, yes, you do need one for each because of the vocabulary word 'fill-in' section of each chapter. My son kept a spiral notebook where he could answer questions, fill in diagrams, and do the writing projects. So, really, I would say that you could get one student book and have them each keep a notebook. Personally, I would just call out the vocabulary words, have them spell them and then use them in the provided sentences, either verbally or written in their notebooks. That would be a super easy solution. They also provide diagram pages that are meant to be photocopied, or written onto a separate page. So again, you can make as many copies as you need. Hope this helps!
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