All American History Vol 2 Student Reader

All American History Vol 2 Student Reader

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Item #: 013534
ISBN: 9781892427427
Grades: 4-8

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 reigned here, who reigned there, 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. This three-book course is a full year of study in 32 weekly lessons aimed at 5th through 8th grade students. It reads very well, not unlike a good story, using plain language, 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 Student Reader reads like a story; the Student Activity Book is full of exercises, reviews, map work, and study questions; and the 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. This course covers from the time of the explorers to the Jacksonians in the early part of the 1800's. The Student Reader is hardcover, while the Teacher's Guide is softcover. Please note that the Student Activity Book for Vol. 1 is now a digital download, not a physical book. This will, however, make it easy to print additional copies for your students. Illustrations and pictures are black and white.

Continuing the story of America, Vol. II 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 latter half of the 20th Century.

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A well written, easy to follow layout for American History. Love this program!
Amanda R on May 21, 2019
For 8th grade us history
Tiffany T on Sep 29, 2018
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
I purchased this to use as part of our Heart of Dakota curriculum.
DAWN F on Apr 14, 2019
Recommended for 8th grade history, and you had the best value plus free shipping. Thank you!
Courtney B on Aug 20, 2018
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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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
1 year ago
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
over 2 years ago

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