U.S. History Detective Book 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 yet often sad and perhaps would have been more aptly titled "Little-Known Facts."