Tuesday, June 26, 2012

34 weeks of 4 lessons each of American History for High School Students. Topics include American Indians, Pilgrims, Colonial Life, Revolution, Constitution, Reform, Slavery, Revival, Civil War, Immigration, Reconstruction, West, World Wars, Vietnam, African American History and War on Terrorism. Each lesson consists of a lesson summary full of historical facts and pictures and an assignment/s. Included in the back of the book is a glossary of terms for words found in bold throughout the book. Also the Timeline found in the back will be beneficial to you as a quick resource.

This would be best used in a private/homeschooling atmosphere. Although if you are are a history buff or want to supplement your high schoolers education with history from an anti-Christian perspective then you might want to get this book. This book is stated as High School level but could easily be adapted for middle schoolers as well. If you are considering using this as a source for an elementary history study I would not recommend that. You would have to do alot of dumming down and change the assignments all together. But your middle or highschooler would definitely benefit and learn from it. The book is designed as a 5 day lesson with 4 lessons from the student text and the final lesson being an exam covering weeks chapter(which I assume is found in the teachers book which I have not reviewed).
What I liked: Short yet complete lessons with appropriate extended assignments
What I didn't like: Although the lessons were short some of the vocabulary was too advanced. Lessons 29-34 are comprised of 1950 to present day...which leaves out alot of history during those time periods.
Would I recommend this book: yes...but I would supplement with something else for  history during 1950 and on time period.  

* This book was sent to me by Master Books- A Division of New Leaf Publishing Group in exchange for my honest review. 


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