Explore American History Books
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Explore American History

A multi-year History curriculum for high school students

Explore American History is a curriculum for high school students participating in alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards. It has four components: Student Book, Tools of History Mats, Teacher’s Manual, and DVD.

ISBN: 1-57861-715-4

ProductItem No.PriceQty.
Explore American History, Introductory KitEAH-10W
Explore American History, Classroom KitEAH-20W
Explore American History, Extra Student BookEAH-01W
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The Student Book has 9 chronological chapters from Early Years to A New Century. These follow a consistent format: Anticipatory Set, Vocabulary, History Stories, and Quiz. Twenty-five one-page biographies with corresponding comprehension exercises are also aligned to the curriculum's chronology. The simplified text is heavily illustrated and is intended to be read to the student, so there’s no minimum reading level required. The curriculum emphasizes the use of important social study tools. Students study biographies and analyze videos to give perspective to the historical content.

The Teacher’s Manual has a lesson outline for each page of the Student Book with Big Ideas, Additional Facts, and Extension Activities.

The DVD contains 7 historical video clips that link to chapters in the Student Book.

Explore American History is aligned to state and national standards, including the common core.

Social Study tools:

  • Artwork
  • Collages
  • Documents
  • Graphs
  • Maps
  • Photos
  • Tables
  • Timelines
  • Videos

Student Book, spiralbound, full color, 222 pages. Teacher’s Manual, spiralbound, full color, 118 pages, includes PDF on Win/Mac CD with Classroom License for printouts. DVD, 40 min., CC, SDH Subtitles, 2010. By veteran teacher Judi Kinney.

The Introductory Kit includes Student Book, Teacher’s Manual, DVD, and 5 double-sided Tools of History Mats.

The Classroom Kit  includes total of 8 Student Books and all other items in Introductory Kit.

Extra Student Books also sold separately.

Explore American History is also part of our Core Curriculum Solution: Secondary.