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THE AMERICAN JOURNEY
THE COMPLETE STORY OF AMERICAN HISTORY IN ONE COMPREHENSIVE MIDDLE SCHOOL
The American Journey is a superb, readable presentation of American history,
from pre-exploration to the present. Its unparalleled author team, including the
National Geographic Society, ensures accuracy in every detail of the narrative,
maps, and charts.
Accessible Reading and Reading Strategies Are a Priority
• Exclusive! Foldables—student-made three-dimensional graphic organizers—are
a unique strategy that helps students read effectively and also can be used as
assessment or study tools.
• A Guide to Reading, Reading Checks, and a Summary in every chapter keep
students on track as they learn to read for information and process what they’ve
• The extensive use of graphics, maps, and photography creates a visual/verbal
approach that appeals to all your students.
Relevance is Part of Every Lesson
• TIME Notebooks allow students to step into the past, learning about
everyday life in various periods and the “hot topics” of different eras.
• What Life Was Like and Hands-On History fully engage students in learning
and give them an understanding of parallels between earlier generations and
National Geographic Brings its Unequalled Expertise to Every Page
• Brand-new, colorful, easy-to-read maps help students understand the where
and why of history.
• Geography and History features show students how geography and events
intertwine to create the history of a location or nation.
Continual Practice in Social Studies Skills
• The program emphasizes skill development—from reading maps to analyzing
primary and secondary sources to exploring the connections between history and
geography, economics, government, citizenship, and current events.
Abundant Opportunities for Students to Demonstrate Proficiency
• The Princeton Review Standardized Test Practice provides systematic,
ongoing test preparation. As your students learn, they are simultaneously
preparing to demonstrate their knowledge of American history in standardized
The American Journey ©2003 Table of ContentsHow Do I Study Historyo NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Reference Atlaso NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Geography HandbookBe An Active ReaderUNIT 1 Different Worlds Meet Beginnings to 1625 The First Americans, Prehistory to 1492 Exploring the Americas, 1400-1625UNIT 2 Colonial Settlement 1587-1770 Colonial America, 1587-1770 The Colonies Grow, 1607-1770UNIT 3 Creating a Nation 1763-1791 Road to Independence, 1763-1776 The American Revolution, 1776-1783 A More Perfect Union, 1777-1790Civics in Action: A Citizenship Handbook The Constitution of the UnitedStatesUNIT 4 The New Republic 1789-1825 A New Nation, 1789-1800 The Jefferson Era, 1800-1816 Growth and Expansion, 1790-1825UNIT 5 The Growing Nation 1820-1860 The Jackson Era, 1824-1845 Manifest Destiny, 1818-1853 North and South, 1820-1860 The Age of Reform, 1820-1860 UNIT 6 Civil War and Reconstruction 1846-1896 Road to Civil War, 1820-1861 The Civil War, 1861-1865 Reconstruction and Its Aftermath, 1865-1896UNIT 7 Reshaping the Nation 1858-1914 The Western Frontier, 1858-1896 The Growth of Industry, 1865-1914 Toward and Urban America, 1865-1914UNIT 8 Reform, Expansion, and War 1865-1920 Progressive Reforms, 1877-1920 Overseas Expansion, 1865-1917 World War 1, 1914-1919UNIT 9 Turbulent Decades 1919-1945 The Jazz Age, 1919-1929 The Depression and FDR, 1929-1941 World War II, 1939-1945UNIT 10 Turning Points 1945-1975 The Cold War Era, 1945-1954 America in the 1950s, 1953-1960 The Civil Rights Era, 1954-1973 The Vietnam Era, 1960-1975UNIT 11 Modern America 1968-Present Search for Stability, 1968-1981 New Challenges, 1981-PresentAppendix Primary Source Library