American History Primer

American History Primer

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This practical supplement focuses on the essential elements of U.S. history in chronological chapters that coincide with any standard U.S. history textbook. Each chapter consists of a series of exercises requiring students to apply knowledge learned from textbook and lectures and to practice analytical and critical thinking skills necessary to understand history. Eight basic thinking skills - such as determining the relevance of evidence, distinguishing types of arguments, and perceiving similarities and differences - are developed throughout the text. Each chapter concludes with a series of thought-provoking questions: many raise controversial issues about the time period, leading students to a richer historical perspective. Four maps include two that are labeled and two that are blank, to encourage students to test themselves on the locations of important places or geographical features.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 396 pages
  • 211.07 x 276.1 x 18.03mm | 834.61g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • 0155023446
  • 9780155023444