With fresh interpretations from two new authors, wholly reconceived themes, and a wealth of cutting-edge scholarship, the Fifth Edition of America: A Concise History is designed to work perfectly with the way you teach the survey today. Building on the book's hallmark strengths -- balance, explanatory power, and a brief-yet-comprehensive narrative -- as well as its outstanding full-color visuals and built-in primary sources, authors James Henretta, Rebecca Edwards, and Robert Self have shaped America into the ideal brief book for the modern survey course, at a value that can't be beat.
In order for students to succeed in an AP U. S. history course, they need to understand not only what happened, but also why it happened. "America's History" has long been praised as a text that helps students to think critically about history and analyze both how and why historical events have occurred. "America's History" deftly weaves together political, social, and cultural history in a narrative that students find accessible and engaging. Exceptional pedagogical support -- overviews, maps, figures, illustrations, and embedded documents -- are carefully integrated to encourage the development of students' historical skills. "America's History" is the text that covers not only the facts, but also the skills that students need to have success in the AP U. S. history course. Need help with the audit? Click here to download an AP correlation.
America's History helps students understand the world in which we live, by drawing links between events in the United States and those elsewhere.
America's History offers a thematic approach and skills-oriented pedagogy that helps students succeed in the redesigned AP U.S. History course. Known for its attention to AP themes and content, the new edition features a new nine part structure closely aligned with the chronology of the new AP U.S. History course, an expanded documents program, LearningCurve--an online adaptive learning tool that reinforces students' reading--and a wealth of supporting resources and digital options that give teachers and students the tools they need to master the course and the new exam.
America's History offers a thematic approach and skills-oriented pedagogy that helps students succeed in the redesigned AP U. S. History course. Known for its attention to AP themes and content, the new edition features a new nine part structure closely aligned with the chronology of the new AP U. S. History course, an expanded documents program, LearningCurve--an online adaptive learning tool that reinforces students' reading--and a wealth of supporting resources and digital options that give teachers and students the tools they need to master the course and the new exam. View a sample chapter. *AP is a trademark registered and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.
High School AP U.S. history textbook
Designed for America's History, Eighth Edition, this two-volume primary-source reader offers a chorus of voices from the past carefully selected to enrich the study of U. S. history. Five to six documents per chapter, ranging from speeches and political cartoons by celebrated historical figures to personal letters and diary entries by ordinary people, foster historical thinking skills while putting a human face on America's diverse history. To support the structure of the parent text, unique part document sets at the end of each part present sources that illustrate the major themes of each section. Brief introductions place each document in historical context, and questions for analysis help students practice historical thinking skills and link individual sources to larger themes.
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