All American History Vol. 2 Student Reader w/ Downloadable Companion Guide

All American History Vol. 2 Student Reader w/ Downloadable Companion Guide

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ISBN: 9781892427694
Grades: 5-12

Product Description:

The Student Reader now includes a code to download a digital version of the Companion Guide (previously called the Student Activity Book). The Student Activity Book is no longer available separately.

Publisher Description:

Like Volume I in this series, All American History Volume II journeys from The Civil War to the 21st Century. Written in a comfortable style, All American History Volume II offers hundreds of pictures and dozens of maps. It is a complete year’s curriculum for grades 6-12 when used with the Student Activity Book and Teacher’s Guide (each sold separately). It is also adaptable for younger students.

The Student Reader provides 32 weekly lessons, and each lesson contains three sections examining:

* The atmosphere in which the event occurred

* The event itself

* The impact this event had on the future of America



Category Description for All American History:

If you are using an American history course that doesn't go much beyond who discovered what when; who fought who when, and where; who was voted into office in 1797; who invented this, who built that, who wrote such and such a poem, or when such and such a book was written; stop here for just a minute and let me tell you about a history course that will fill in all those blanks. Each volume is a full year of study in 32 weekly lessons aimed at 5th through 8th grade students. It's made up of two components: a Student Reader (which includes a digital activity book) and a Teacher Guide. The Reader is not unlike a good story, using plain language, black and white illustrations, and maps to retell the history of America from the earliest explorers of America through to the beginning of the 19th century. Not missing any of the important information found in traditional history texts, students will be drawn into the exploration of history at a much deeper level and in a more diverse way. The author has emphasized the social and cultural aspects of American history to add extra life to the text the clothes people wore, the houses they lived in, the foods they ate, the games they played, the schools they attended all so very important to the study of history, though overlooked at times by many history courses. The chapters are well laid out, and all follow the same basic formula a description of the atmosphere in which the events of the chapter occurred, followed by the body of the chapter in which the events are detailed and the stories told, and concluded with a list of ways the events had an impact on America's future. 

The hardcover Student Reader has been recently reprinted and now includes a download code to save and use the digital Companion Guide (previously titled the Student Activity Book). The Companion Guide is full of exercises, reviews, map work, and study questions. The softcover Teacher's Guide/Answer Key contains teaching notes and directions for utilizing both the reader and activity book, answers to all the questions and reviews, games and activities, creative project ideas, timeline strategies, recommended reading lists, family fun activities, and more. However, if you want to take the study of American history more seriously and to a deeper level, the Teacher's Guide also has plenty of options for further study. In fact, while focused mainly on grades five through eight, the Teacher's Guide also contains suggestions for adapting this history course both for children younger than 5th grade and for high school students, using the course in a family setting, the co-op setting (which was originally how this course came into being), and the Christian school setting. Suffice it to say that this American history course by Christian author and history teacher Celeste Rakes is complete and thorough and adaptable to almost any setting a homeschooler would need. Volume 1 covers early American exploration to the Jacksonians in the early part of the 1800's.

Continuing the story of America, Volume 2 picks up at the Civil War, with details of the prelude to the war through to the reconstruction afterward. From that point, the rest of American history is divided into three eras - the Gilded Age (also known as the Victorian Age), the period of the two world wars and the depression, and finally, the Cold War and the 21st Century.

Although previously this course was made up of three separate items, the new inclusion of the downloadable Companion Guide into the Reader makes this course even more usable for families using it as a multi-grade history program!




Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade Start
5
Grade End
12
ISBN
9781892427694
Format
Hardcover Book
Brand Name
Bright Ideas
Weight
3.5 (lbs.)
Dimensions
9.75" x 8.75" x 1.62"
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Being used by our co-op, class taught by a teacher with experience, says it's a solid text.
Krystal W on Aug 27, 2020
Required for class.
Sheryl A on Aug 19, 2020
Being used by our co-op, class taught by a teacher with experience, says it's a solid text.
Krystal W on Aug 27, 2020
We are enjoying volume 1 so much that I want to own vol 2 as well. Such great, engaging, easy family ideas that make learning go beyond text. Very doable and user friendly. Not much pre-planning required. LOVE this course!
Desiri W on Aug 20, 2020
Required for class.
Sheryl A on Aug 19, 2020
I can teach it to all my kids at the same time
Risa R on Aug 18, 2020
These are the books I plan on using for History when I homeschool my son.
Brie L on Jun 13, 2020
To have two texts for my children
Teresa S on Jun 1, 2020
A well written, easy to follow layout for American History. Love this program!
Amanda R on May 21, 2019
I purchased this to use as part of our Heart of Dakota curriculum.
DAWN F on Apr 14, 2019
For 8th grade us history
Tiffany T on Sep 29, 2018
Recommended for 8th grade history, and you had the best value plus free shipping. Thank you!
Courtney B on Aug 20, 2018
school class room textbook required
Denise P on Aug 10, 2018
Required text for a private class my son is taking.
Tracy W on Jul 30, 2018
We used the first volume last year, and are excited to learn even more about American History. My son has mild autism with some reading comprehension problems, but had no difficulty with the assignments.
Jill H on Jul 26, 2018
We loved the easiness of the reading yet it was very thorough.
Melody M on Apr 16, 2018
for homeschool
Hilda L on Jan 10, 2018
Cathy Duffy Review, Christian perspective, support literature
Tina H on Aug 9, 2017
To go with the text book and help reinforce what the children read.
Brian L on Jun 12, 2017
It rated well.
Bea B on Apr 6, 2017
We used Volume I and liked it. We just finished.
Abigail B on Mar 16, 2017
""Looked like the best fit for my student and my budget!""
Cori R on Aug 23, 2016
It was required by our home school co-op.
David T on Aug 21, 2016
Looking for a history reader to use with several ages together
Julia H on Aug 15, 2016
We enjoy the workbooks that come with curricula we choose.
Julie S on Jul 11, 2016
Required for class
Lilliane M on Jun 28, 2016
Good resource, teach from as well as from Mystery of History
Debbie H on Apr 15, 2016
I purchased this book for my son's American History course for high school.
Audri B on Nov 27, 2015
need for curriculum
Sharon S on Nov 13, 2015
We are enjoying volume 1 so much that I want to own vol 2 as well. Such great, engaging, easy family ideas that make learning go beyond text. Very doable and user friendly. Not much pre-planning required. LOVE this course!
Desiri W on Aug 20, 2020
I can teach it to all my kids at the same time
Risa R on Aug 18, 2020
Is the "Downloadable Companion Guide" the same thing as the "Activity Book"?
A shopper on Aug 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is the same material. If you have an option, though, I would choose the traditional paper workbook.
What is the downloadable companion guide? Is it in place of the student activity book or the teacher guide/answer key?
Jennifer on Jul 13, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The downloadable companion guide is the high school test packet. There are eight units of four chapters each and this contains all eight unit tests and answer keys. Each test is 65-100 questions, which are matching, true/ false, multiple choice, and map identification. If you're teaching high school students, this is one of the curriculum components that makes it high school level. Also tests like this help prepare students for the SAT, ACT, and college. This does not replace the student activity book or the teacher guide. I sent the link to my local copy/pack/ship store, and they made me a handy softcover book to use. I highly recommend using this download. Very good curriculum. Would be great for multi-age student group.
Does this work for high school credit?
Teresa on Apr 7, 2020
BEST ANSWER: According to the publisher/author, yes. In fact, while focused mainly on grades five through eight, the Teacher's Guide also contains suggestions for adapting this history course both for children younger than 5th grade and for high school students,
is this sectarian?
A shopper on Feb 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I purchased vol. 2 only. It has very little Christian content.
Part of each chapter focuses on cultural influences and family life. Fundamentalist Christianity in the 1920's is addressed the same way as any other social influence. The Scopes trial was covered in a very neutral manner, in my opinion. There us no bias that I am aware of in terms of denomination. JFK's Catholicism was mentioned like any other historical fact. Pentacostals and the Jesus People are also mentioned in their appropriate time periods.
What are the book titles for extra reading for Vol.2?
A shopper on Feb 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I do not currently have the book in hand but there are really too many to mention. There is a generous list for all age levels to choose from to read for each unit but of course they are supplemental. These history books have much detail in them- that is why they are split into two volumes. I highly recommend these US History books!
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Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent textbook!
Lots of maps and pictures which helps the reader's imagination come alive. (not color) Well-written by someone who obviously loves and is well-educated in history. Can be enjoyed by kids about 10 to high school, high interest. Be sure to supplement with student activity book and teacher's edition. They were written to be used together, and I wouldn't recommend doing just one book.
May 6, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This text is great to span across more than one student. I did buy the high school tests to help hold my older child who is in 8th grade accountable. Secondly, the content is not dry like some textbooks.
December 27, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago


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