Painless American History

Painless American History

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by Curt Lader
     
 

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(back cover)
Really. This isn't going to hurt at all . . .

If you really hate reading those dry history books and sitting through classroom lectures, you'll change your mind about American History when you open this book. It presents the story of our nation as a exciting drama, filled with fascinating men and women and great human adventures. It

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(back cover)
Really. This isn't going to hurt at all . . .

If you really hate reading those dry history books and sitting through classroom lectures, you'll change your mind about American History when you open this book. It presents the story of our nation as a exciting drama, filled with fascinating men and women and great human adventures. It starts with description of the first native Americans, then continues through Columbus's landing, European exploration and colonization, United States independence, and the nation's development and growth to become a world power. You'll find timelines to help you understand how historic events relate to one another, ideas for interesting projects, and amusing "Brain Tickler" quizzes to help take the pain out of study and improve your grades.

For Middle School and High School Students

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764142314
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/2009
Series:
Painless Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
610,155
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Painless American History 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Years ago, I studied history by reading the chapter, answering the questions, and taking a test. I did the same thing week after week. It was so DULL and BORING. Sure, I 'learned' the information and made an A in the class, but I forgot everything once the class was over. Worst of all, I hated history. PAINLESS AMERICAN HISTORY has made the study of history interesting, exciting, even fun for me! Using this book and the online websites, I've read the primary source documents for everything, such as Woodrow Wilson's address, 'Why We are at War,' Sen. Huey Long's 'Every Man a King' speech about his 'Share the Wealth' program, and the Haymarket Affair trial documents and letters telling about the 8 Chicago labor leaders who were charged with anarchy in 1886 and executed {4 of them). This is the way to study history! I can't praise this book enough. Some of the website addresses have changed since publication of the book, but by doing a keyword search, most of the documents can be found. If you want to learn and enjoy history, buy this book! If you want your children or grandchildren to learn and enjoy history, buy it for them and help them use it. This book exposes students to the National Standards for History. Anyone who uses this book should become a history expert and will probably make a high score on the AP History test.