Landmark History of the American People: From Charleston to the Moon, Volume II

Landmark History of the American People: From Charleston to the Moon, Volume II

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Item #: 046230
ISBN: 9781935570141
Grades: 6-9

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Continues the American story through the dark days of the War Between the States, western expansion, industrialization and growth of cities, the world wars, and the journey to the moon.
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
9781935570141
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Avyx
Weight
1.85 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.62" x 8.5" x 0.62"
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Using for homeschooling
Sheryl V on Jul 30, 2019
We liked the first volume and will be reading this volume to add additional American History to MOH vol 4
Julia H on Jul 15, 2019
Using for homeschooling
Sheryl V on Jul 30, 2019
Assigned by our cottage school
JOHNATHAN W on Jul 21, 2019
We liked the first volume and will be reading this volume to add additional American History to MOH vol 4
Julia H on Jul 15, 2019
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
Homeschool study of American History.
Michelle B on Feb 23, 2018
Need it for Sonlight, Core D.
Jill R on Jul 24, 2017
Needed to update my used Sonlight curriculum. Rainbow had the best price.
Katrina T on Nov 22, 2016
Looking for a comprehensive yet unbiased report of American history, and thought I would give this a try.
Sandra S on Mar 26, 2016
This book is part of our curriculum
Sarah S on Jan 12, 2016
To go with Sonlight Core D&E
Michelle G on Oct 13, 2015
Assigned by our cottage school
JOHNATHAN W on Jul 21, 2019
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
Does this book have questions for kids to answer?
A shopper on Mar 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, that is a frustration for me but we use it as a read aloud. So you can use your own narration type questions. There is a lap book made by inquisikids that follows along loosely. It's not available here last I checked but at other websites. It's a great text with even better illustrations. I'm happy with it so far.
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