ERIC Number: ED344502
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Of the People...U.S. History, 1600-1988. An English as a Second Language Text.
Short, Deborah J., Ed.; And Others
This textbook for English as a Second Language (ESL) students presents 29 lessons on United States history. The lessons cover the following topics: the New World; two permanent colonies; the 13 colonies; the colonies and England; the Declaration of Independence and the Continental Congresses; Revolutionary War, 1775-1781; Articles of Confederation; Constitutional Convention; U.S. Constitution; first president; beginnings of political parties; review: early America; War of 1812; growth of the nation; before the Civil War; Civil War, 1861-1865; after the Civil War; industrial revolution; the Progressives; review: the 1800s; World War I; the Depression: 1929-1939; World War II; the Cold War; civil rights and the Vietnam War; John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.; U.S. presidents, 1969-1989; immigration; and review: U.S. history 1600-1988. The lessons allow ESL students to practice English skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Most of the lessons have five parts, consisting of pre-reading, information, reading, testing skills, and review. In addition, the textbook contains study questions, instructor guidelines, a vocabulary index, and answer key. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (LB)
Descriptors: Civics, Civil Rights, Civil War (United States), Colonial History (United States), English (Second Language), Immigrants, Language Skills, Lesson Plans, Modern History, Political Parties, Presidents of the United States, Second Language Learning, Textbooks, United States Government (Course), United States History, Vietnam War, Vocabulary
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402-9325 (Cover No. M-302, Stock No. 027-002-00381-9, $13.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Immigration and Naturalization Service (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.