ERIC Number: ED398116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Readings in American History (In Their Own Words), Book II: Growth of the New Nation and Teacher's Guide.
This skills-text is the second of four books in the series "Readings in American History." The materials allow opportunities to improve reading and comprehension skills in a subject matter context by using certain primary sources related to the topic. Book 2 covers the period immediately following the American Revolution to the election of Abraham Lincoln as President in 1860. Each lesson includes short readings with exercises and questions to allow students to explore the topic. The table of contents includes: (1) "After Independence: The 'Critical Period'"; (2) "The Constitution and the Branches of Government"; (3) "The Bill of Rights"; (4) "The Supreme Court Speaks: Marbury vs. Madison"; (5) "Expanding National Power: The Monroe Doctrine"; (6) "Native Americans and 'The Trail of Tears'"; (7) "The National Spirit: The Webster-Hayne Debate"; (8) "Slavery Remembered"; (9) "Abolitionism and 'Freedom's Journal'"; (10) "Dorothea Dix Speaks Out"; (11) "Women Meet at Seneca Falls"; (12) "The United States Moves Ahead: Canals, Steamboats, and Railroads"; (13) "The World of Work: The United States in the Early 1800s"; and (14) "'Abe' Lincoln and the Election of 1860." A review section, glossary, and teacher's guide are included. (EH)
Descriptors: American Indians, Constitutional History, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Education, Federalism, Governmental Structure, Indigenous Populations, Multicultural Education, Political Science, Primary Sources, Resource Materials, Social Studies, United States History, Womens Studies
Educational Activities, Inc., P.O. Box 392, Freeport, NY 11520.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
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Note: For other documents in this series, see SO 026 391-394.