Get Ready! for Social Studies : U.S. History

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February 22, 2002


Electronic book text, 216 pages


0071398457 / 9780071398459

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Everything parents need to help their kids succeed in social studies

The only comprehensive social studies skill-building series available, the Get Ready! For Social Studies series equips proactive parents with the tools they need to help their children develop the core skills required to perform at grade level in social studies-related subjects.

Ranging from prehistory to the current day, U.S. History focuses on the United States--including the development of the free enterprise system--and its context within the world.

Author comments

Nancy White is President of Nancy White Communications, Inc., an independent developer and author of school projects. She is a member of the American Book Producers Association, the Author's Guild, and the National Council of Teachers of English.

Francine Weinberg has been an editor in educational publishing since 1967. She is a member of the National Council of Teachers of English and is the founder of Educational Lions, L.I.C.

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You know that how a child performs in the first six years of school has a profound influence on the rest of his or her life. That's why you're so eager to help your kids do the best they can in all the core subjects taught in grade school. Written by experts in primary school education, the Get Ready! for Social Studies series empowers you with the tools you need to help your grade-schoolers develop and hone the skills needed to perform at grade level, or better, in socialstudies­related subjects.

The only comprehensive skill-building series of its kind, the Get Ready! for Social Studies series makes it easy for you to take a proactive role in your children's education and oversee their progress. Each grade-specific guide in this hands-on series corresponds to the content found in social studies curricula across the country. And each features expert tips, techniques, and practice exercises, in abundance, to bring students' classroom performance up to snuff, while also providing them with a head start in preparing for state-mandated tests.

Ranging from pre-history to the current day, Get Ready! for Social Studies: U.S. History focuses on the United States­­including the development of the free enterprise system­­and its changing role over the past five centuries of world history.

Only the Get Ready! for Social Studies series features:

  • Sample problems and practice exercises mirroring the content found in classrooms and on standardized tests
  • Creative techniques for helping kids master grade-appropriate concepts
  • Skill reviews after every section that help parents gauge kid's progress
  • Final tests to assess performance levels and identify areas that still need work
  • Tables of state-mandated tests

Other volumes in the Get Ready! for Social Studies series include:

Get Ready! for Social Studies: Book Reports, Essays, and Research Papers

Get Ready! for Social Studies: Civics, Government, and Citizenship

Get Ready! for Social Studies: Geography

Get Ready! for Social Studies: World History

Contents include:

  • Introduction
  • Prehistory and Early Native American History before European Contact (30,000 B.C.­A.D.1492)
  • The Age of Exploration (1492­1609)
  • Early Settlement and the Thirteen English Colonies (1607­1732)
  • The Fight for Independence (1732­1783)
  • The Birth of a New Nation (1781­1820)
  • Westward Expansion (1803­1900)
  • The Slavery Debate, Civil War, and Reconstruction (1820­1877)
  • Industrialization and Immigration (1850­1920)
  • War and U.S. Leadership (1914­1953)
  • The Modern United States (1950­present)
  • Appendices
  • Index

Copyright 2014 McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings, LLC


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