U.S. History DetectiveBook One and Two are complete U.S. history courses that have integrated critical thinking skills into the lesson content.
Book One covers from the Colonial Era up through the Reconstruction Era. Book Two continues with U.S. history up through the Obama administration.
Critical-thinking questions ask your student to answer a multiple-choice question and support his conclusion with evidence from the lesson. Using short essay questions, U.S. History Detective works to develop the writing skills needed in upper-level academic courses.
Printed with black-and-white and full-color illustrations, U.S. History Detective includes photos, maps, political cartoons, and more. No parental involvement is required with this course, so students can work independently.
Ease of use, suitability for independent study, and critical thinking questions make U.S. History Detective an excellent option for exploring U.S. history. The answer key at the back of the book includes key points to watch for in essay responses.
Note: The regularly featured "Fun Facts" are insightful and often sad and perhaps would have been more aptly titled "Little-Known Facts."
Completing two lessons per week will let you finish U.S. History Detective 1 this academic year.
Answers are located in the back of this book.
Publisher's Information: Author: Steven Greif Pages: 368, color, perforated Binding: Paperback Reproducible: Yes ISBN: 978-1-60144-242-0 Publisher: The Critical Thinking Co Printed In: USA Publisher's Recommended Grade Range: 8th-12th+ Faith-Based: No
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review by Just a Mom Trying to Make It Happen
”This is a great curriculum if you're looking to really cover a broad time gap in U.S. History. If you are wanting a more in-depth study this could be more of a companion piece.”
”I feel it would be perfect for an 8th grade or high school level Early American History course if you included a generous selection of corresponding historical novels and biographies (suggested in the curriculum kit handbook).”