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The U.S.A. improves students? reading comprehension while also providing a useful overview of American culture and traditions.With an increased emphasis on the reading-writing connection, this edition has been revised to include updated research and statistics, as well as explanations of current attitudes and customs.
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  • Paperback | 289 pages
  • 198.1 x 251.5 x 15.2mm | 544.32g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0130263605
  • 9780130263605

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The U.S.A. improves students reading comprehension while also providing a useful overview of American culture and traditions.
With an increased emphasis on the reading-writing connection, this edition has been revised to include updated research and statistics, as well as explanations of current attitudes and customs. A new chapter, High-Tech Communications, discusses the impact of technology on major areas of life in the United States.
Other new features include: Pre-reading and guess questions for each chapter. Completely new illustrations, including many photographs and cartoons. Comprehension checks throughout each reading. Longer, more varied exercises with additional paired and smallgroup work. Includes a Teachers Manual with valuable teaching tips, background information, exercise answers, and tests for each chapter.
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Table of contents

PrefaceTo the TeacherTo the StudentAcknowledgments UNIT 1 Attitudes, Values, and Lifestyles 1 The American Character 2 Marriage: American Style 3 American Family Life 4 American Etiquette 5 What Americans Consume UNIT 2 The Salad Bowl: Cultural Diversity in the U.S. 6 A Nation of Immigrants 7 The African-American 8 Religion in American Life UNIT 3 Levels of Learning 9 American Education: The First 12 Years 10 Higher Education in the U.S. UNIT 4 Fun and Games 11 Vacationing in the U.S. 12 Leisure-Time Activities UNIT 5 Government and the American Citizen 13 The Constitution and the Federal System 14 Choosing the Nation' President 15 Citizenship: Its Obligations and Privileges UNIT 6 The World of American Business 16 Capitalism and the American Economy 17 The American Worker 18 High-Tech Communications UNIT 7 American Holidays: History and Customs 19 Christopher Columbus: A Controversial Hero 20 Halloween: A Time for Scary Fun 21 Thanksgiving and Native Americans 22 The Winter Holiday Season 23 Two Presidents and Two Wars 24 Four Patriotic Holidays Appendix A A Snapshot of More American HolidaysAppendix B Units of Measurement: U.S. and MetricAppendix C The United States, U.S. Territories, and Outlying AreasAppendix D The United States: Map with Time ZonesAppendix E The Thirteen Original ColoniesAppendix F U.S. Free and Slave States and Territories, 1860
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