Landmark History of the American People: From Plymouth to the West, Volume I

Landmark History of the American People: From Plymouth to the West, Volume I

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ISBN: 9781935570134
Grades: 6-9

Product Description:

Covers American history from earliest colonization through the establishment of each colony, the War for Independence, the beginning exploration and settling of the West.

Publisher Description:

A fascinating introduction to American culture as it has shaped and been shaped by events from the Pilgrims to the mid-1800s. Written by the former Librarian of Congress. NEW full-color edition, completely revised for readability. Now includes timelines, maps and more than twice the illustrations. Oversized.
Category Description for Landmark History of the American People:

What does it mean to write a history of a people? We're used to thinking of history as events (often wars) and politics. And people too, of course. We learn the contributions of this person or that person along with hundreds of biographical data points. These books are different. Their goal is to tell America's history as a story - or collection of stories - about the people involved - not just the names you know and recognize, but the people groups that are important to the story. The religious groups who came to the north coast, the poor who came to the charity colony, the melding of a diverse people into a nation and on and on throughout America's history. If you've only read traditional history texts, then these stories will largely be new. But if you want to really understand what has happened in the 400 years of America's existence, you will want to add these stories.

First published almost fifty years ago, this version has been edited (simplifying and activating the language) and augmented (adding maps, timelines, and hundreds of illustrations). The text is highly readable, and the stories are absorbing. The art and photos seek to communicate what life was like in the boats (that arrived on our shores), in the cities, on the farms, in the churches, in the meeting houses, in the schools, in the government offices, and in the battles. Carefully selected to communicate thoughts, ideals, conflicts, hopes, and dreams, these illustrations shed light on the story of the American people.

Considered an "introduction" to American history, these books will provide excellent readers for middle school students and could easily be read to younger students. Could they be used for high school American history? Hmmm. Maybe, but they would definitely need both supplemental material as well as active analytical applications (i.e. essay-writing). For instance, I think they could be partnered with the Take a Stand courses. Each volume is about 250 pgs, pb ~ Janice




Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade Start
6
Grade End
9
ISBN
9781935570134
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Avyx
Weight
1.3 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.62" x 8.5" x 0.44"
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Using this for family time history. Love the pictures and the information contained.
Tasha on Mar 6, 2021
Seems like a good middle school "story" approach to history. We will use this (along with the other volume) for our history spine.
Audrey B on Jul 1, 2018
Using this for family time history. Love the pictures and the information contained.
Tasha on Mar 6, 2021
A friend highly recommended this book for the detail and accuracy of the content.
Brittany M on Jul 18, 2020
Seems like a good middle school "story" approach to history. We will use this (along with the other volume) for our history spine.
Audrey B on Jul 1, 2018
We will use it as a spine for the study of American History. It is written well and has good content.
Cristina Q on Jun 5, 2018
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Charleen P on Feb 28, 2018
Required for Sonlight American History.
Elaine P on Dec 11, 2017
Sonight D+E uses this. And it's an awesome history book. I am thoroughly enjoying it with my 11 year old.
Dawn I on Oct 12, 2017
Needed to update my used Sonlight curriculum. Rainbow had the best price.
Katrina T on Nov 22, 2016
To go along with a Sonlight instructor's guide
Amber P on Feb 23, 2016
To go with Sonlight Core D&E
Michelle G on Oct 13, 2015
A friend highly recommended this book for the detail and accuracy of the content.
Brittany M on Jul 18, 2020
We will use it as a spine for the study of American History. It is written well and has good content.
Cristina Q on Jun 5, 2018
Does this utilize the famous Landmark books published by Random House in the 50s and 60s?
A shopper on Sep 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: As far as I can tell, it is completely different. It just happens to have a similar name.
Does this book, Landmark History of the American People, have a Christian slant/bias?
A shopper on Jul 8, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We found this text to be well balanced and informative and the presentation far more interesting than many other textbooks for this grade level. As far as religious 'slant' , there is an excellent review of this text by Cathy Duffy: "The entire book seems to give more attention to progressive reformers and social justice topics than to religion. The Puritans and the Quakers get a bit of attention early in the first book, but there’s not much mention of religious belief after that" (from Cathy Duffy's homeschool reviews). If you are looking for a 'liberal slant' or bias there are plenty of publishers that promote this point of view. If you want a more balanced approach to history this text wiil satisfy ("In many ways it provides a very well nuanced treatment of history lacking in so many other texts." from Cathy Duffy's review)
Is there a workbook that goes along with this?
A shopper on Aug 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: As far as I could find out, no. It's my understanding that this set was used for Sonlight at one point, so maybe an older instructor guide would have questions? We read it together and my son did notebook pages, one per chapter. I also used the Story of the USA books, since they had questions and answers, but we enjoyed this set much more. It had so much more depth, more details. I learned a lot along with my son.
Is this the same book as the sonlight 198 pg previous edition that was used prior to 2013? I don't want to update if I don't need to
Lily K on May 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I understand the book is the same. The new edition has beautiful colored pictures. We had both and preferred the new edition. If there was any other changes it was only for good and did not seem to cause problems for us. We used it with a 1993 and 1996 IG.
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