This course is a survey of the 50 United States, recommended for one high school credit. It is designed for grade seven social studies. However, it is an appropriate elective for social science and/or reading comprehension and vocabulary development for any grade level between seven and nine. Students learn to identify state borders, rivers, mountains, highways, and railroads. Readers also learn about each state's original inhabitants, founders, and prominent men and women. Features include capitals, major cities, industry, sports, religions, tourist attractions, agriculture, and ranching. Each lesson emphasizes a famous role model vignette. Maps, charts, and graphics enhance comprehension and understanding. Positive life principles embellish each lesson. The conversational style engages and captivates readers. Students who complete the course will never be embarrassed by questions about the origin, location, expansion, and development of the 50 United States. Activity questions and quizzes are designed to prepare students for competency exams. New arrivals in the United States can gain a thorough understanding of composition and scope of the United States. This course will likely be among students' favorites!