THE AMERICAN JOURNEY
THE COMPLETE STORY OF AMERICAN HISTORY IN ONE COMPREHENSIVE MIDDLE SCHOOLPROGRAM
The American Journey is a superb, readable presentation of American history,from pre-exploration to the present. Its unparalleled author team, including theNational 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—area unique strategy that helps students read effectively and also can be used asassessment or study tools.
• A Guide to Reading, Reading Checks, and a Summary in every chapter keepstudents on track as they learn to read for information and process what they’veread.
• The extensive use of graphics, maps, and photography creates a visual/verbalapproach that appeals to all your students.
Relevance is Part of Every Lesson
• TIME Notebooks allow students to step into the past, learning abouteveryday life in various periods and the “hot topics” of different eras.
• What Life Was Like and Hands-On History fully engage students in learningand give them an understanding of parallels between earlier generations andtheir own.
National Geographic Brings its Unequalled Expertise to Every Page
• Brand-new, colorful, easy-to-read maps help students understand thewhereand why of history.
• Geography and History features show students how geography and eventsintertwine to create the history of a location or nation.
Continual Practice in Social Studies Skills
• The program emphasizes skill development—from reading maps to analyzingprimary and secondary sources to exploring the connections between history andgeography, 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 simultaneouslypreparing to demonstrate their knowledge of American history in standardizedtest formats.
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About the Author
Table of Contents
The American Journey ©2003
Table of Contents
How Do I Study History
o NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Reference Atlas
o NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Geography Handbook
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UNIT 1 Different Worlds Meet
Beginnings to 1625
The First Americans, Prehistory to 1492
Exploring the Americas, 1400-1625
UNIT 2 Colonial Settlement
1587-1770 Colonial America, 1587-1770
The Colonies Grow, 1607-1770
UNIT 3 Creating a Nation
1763-1791 Road to Independence, 1763-1776
The American Revolution, 1776-1783
A More Perfect Union, 1777-1790
Civics in Action: A Citizenship Handbook The Constitution of the UnitedStates
UNIT 4 The New Republic
1789-1825 A New Nation, 1789-1800
The Jefferson Era, 1800-1816
Growth and Expansion, 1790-1825
UNIT 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, 1865-1896
UNIT 7 Reshaping the Nation 1858-1914
The Western Frontier, 1858-1896
The Growth of Industry, 1865-1914
Toward and Urban America, 1865-1914
UNIT 8 Reform, Expansion, and War 1865-1920
Progressive Reforms, 1877-1920
Overseas Expansion, 1865-1917
World War 1, 1914-1919
UNIT 9 Turbulent Decades 1919-1945
The Jazz Age, 1919-1929
The Depression and FDR, 1929-1941
World War II, 1939-1945
UNIT 10 Turning Points 1945-1975
The Cold War Era, 1945-1954
America in the 1950s, 1953-1960
The Civil Rights Era, 1954-1973
The VietnamEra, 1960-1975
UNIT 11 Modern America 1968-Present
Search for Stability, 1968-1981
New Challenges, 1981-Present
Appendix Primary Source Library