Now in its fourth edition, the perenially popular Short Lessons in U.S. History is an excellent introduction to key events, individuals, movements, and traditions that have shaped our nation.
Eleven units span the period from the Viking explorers to the 21st Century. Along the way, students explore topics such as:
- How Did the Constitution Come to Be?
- The Biggest Real Estate Deal in History
- "Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor"
- Troubles South of the Border
- Jesse Jackson
- The Clinton Presidency
...and many more. The dozens and dozens of topics are presented through background material, primary sources, photographs, puzzles, quizzes, maps, mini-biographies, and other high-interest activities. The perfect supplement to any U.S. history curriculum, Short Lessons in U.S. History is an ideal overview of the people and causes that define our past and present.
This is the student text of Short Lessons in U.S. History. The Teacher's guide includes reproducible lesson on using maps to study U.S. history and copies of all the maps in the student book.