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History
     

History

by Amy Bauman, Laura (EDT) Durman, Lindsey (EDT) Lowe, Tim (EDT) Cooke, Rob (CON) Norridge
 

This book describes the most important events in the history of the Native Americans, from their arrival on the continent to their subjugation by U.S. forces in the 1900s.

This book contains:

Clear text and photographs that describes the most important historical events

Sidebars that explain the relevance of concepts to the American history

Overview

This book describes the most important events in the history of the Native Americans, from their arrival on the continent to their subjugation by U.S. forces in the 1900s.

This book contains:

Clear text and photographs that describes the most important historical events

Sidebars that explain the relevance of concepts to the American history curriculum

Many glossary terms explained on the page

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Ellen Welty
With a collection of articles on topics important in the history of native North Americans, this book contains detailed maps and photographs. There are sidebars that explain the relevance of each concept or topic to curricula that may be used in middle school or high school studies. This is part of a series called "Curriculum Connections: Native North Americans" with six titles in total. This volume is arranged alphabetically, as an encyclopedia, rather than chronologically; a scheme that makes it difficult to find information about a specific period in history and an arrangement that is not particularly intuitive. While the information is useful, the alphabetical order may give the impression that each chapter describes discrete events unconnected to other events, thereby eliminating the vision of the "big picture" that history books usually convey. Teachers and librarians need to be aware that this book is not intended to capture the imagination or create a desire to know more about the subject, but rather to describe specific events and enhance understanding. There is a detailed index but if the entire series is organized into topics alphabetically, a note to that effect in the preface would have been a nice addition. Another unfortunate oversight is the lack of a pronunciation guide. Those drawbacks aside, this would be a nice companion series to other books about Native American history. Reviewer: Ellen Welty

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933834825
Publisher:
Brown Bear Books/Joe Hollander
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Curriculum Connections: Native North Americans Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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