A History of the United States: Precolonial to the 1800s
Modern Times–Late 1800s to the 2000s
Engaging, Challenging, and Thought-Provoking New Features!
The Student Volumes provide traditional narrative text and high-quality images. Interspersed with the text and images are three new features:
- Think Twice boxes pose questions for students to answer, either in writing or in oral discussion. These questions prompt a deeper analysis of the text.
- Find Out the Facts boxes prompt students to conduct research on a specified topic.
- Writers’ Corner boxes present students with writing tasks, such as essays, reports, and creative compositions.
The Teacher Guide, contains the already established elements, such as the Daily Check For Understanding and Additional Activities. In addition there are also new features.
- The Learning Lab provides additional time for students to complete the new Student Volume features, before the chapter is wrapped up.
- A Talk it Over opportunity encourages discussion or debate, either in the Guided Reading Support, or in the Additional Activities.
- When Primary Source documents are used within a lesson, the importance of such resources is highlighted.
- Finally, select American History chapters offer opportunities for Civic Action and involvement. This part of the CKHG series feature, “The Pathway to Citizenship,” focuses on the foundational knowledge students need in order to become literate citizens.
These materials are designed for a full year use in Middle School. The complete U.S. History text can be used in either 7th or 8th grade for schools following the Core Knowledge Sequence.
Meet the Authors
Dr. Andrea Oliver
Dr. Oliver was awarded a Doctorate in History, with a concentration on 20th Century Intellectual and African American History, at Florida State. Dr. Oliver is an award-winning educator, with over twenty-five years of experience. For five years, Dr. Oliver was the Coordinator of Teacher Education at Tallahassee Community College. Dr. Oliver was recognized as one of sixty community college professors nationwide with the Excellence in Teaching Award at the National Institute for Organizational and Staff Development (NISOD). Dr. Oliver is currently working on a book about the first Black valedictorians and salutatorians of formerly segregated Southern schools.
Dr. John Recchiuti
Dr. Recchiuti studied at Wesleyan University and at Warwick University, U.K., before earning a Doctorate in History at Columbia University. He has taught at the University of Michigan, Columbia University, and New York University. He is the Saffell Endowed Chair in Humanities at the University of Mount Union, and a member of the National Council for Education. His 2007 book, Civic Engagement, was nominated for the Bancroft and Parkman prizes.