The Explore World History 2nd Edition embraces a newly developed lesson framework that includes learning objectives, prerequisite knowledge and vocabulary, language-building opportunities, UDL charts, and scripted lessons. The new Instructor's Guide outlines lesson plans that integrate opportunities to use the hands-on manipulatives with Examine It! call-outs and Real-Life Connections to make the content more meaningful. The six units and twelve chapters cover 108 lesson plans, including Early Humans, Classical Empires, Medieval Times, and the Modern Times.
The simplified text in the Student Book is heavily illustrated and intended to be read to students who are nonreaders. Students are frequently presented with helpful visual supports, like timelines, maps, and tables. Each chapter begins with a timeline and a QR code that takes students to a video of the chapter overview, highlighting each of the five Big Ideas.
The consumable Student Workbooks correspond to the Student Book and reduce prep time. The workbooks condense the student activities from the Student Book into a consumable option.
The provided Big Idea Cards may be used by themselves or in conjunction with the Explore World History Student Book. Each Big Idea Card includes the same information provided in each Big Idea section of the book, including a QR code to the video, vocabulary words for that big idea, and an Examine It! for hands-on learning.
Vocabulary Cards are provided for all chapter vocabulary. These cards can be used when using the Time-Delay strategy, Model-Lead-Test, as well as review activities.
A Time-Delay Procedure Card and Model-Lead-Test Procedure Card are provided for you as a reference to use when teaching vocabulary terms.
Various digital files can be downloaded from Attainment’s HUB for convenient printing or for projecting onto whiteboards, including files like the Student Book, chapter overviews, diagrams, graphic organizers, Big Idea Worksheets, biographies, and more.
Courseware: Explore World History Software is included in the Curriculum Plus Kit. The software covers the standards-based historical concepts through a multimedia format, with a built-in reward structure to reinforce student learning. Student progress is tracked instantly, and an alternate level is provided for students who need less text and more support.
|Abby Davies, MS, BA; Kurt Wessler, BS; Angel Lee, PhD; and Don Bastian, MS