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The Critical Thinking Co. : U.S. History Detective Book 2


What makes this 320-page book different from other American history book is the integration of critical thinking into the content lessons. The questions in this book require deeper analysis and frequently ask for supporting evidence from the lesson. This in-depth analysis produces greater understanding, which results in better grades and higher test scores. Over time, students who practice critical thinking learn to apply it throughout their education and lives. This book also develops reading comprehension and writing skills, and challenges students to learn new vocabulary.

This colorful book brings U.S. history to life!  It is full of fascinating facts, pictures, and maps. It can be used as a stand-alone textbook, supplement to your textbook, or as a review course for older students. The vocabulary and content skills are based on common state social studies standards. This book has both primary and secondary source information. Each lesson provides a passage students must read, followed by a series of questions. Questions are multiple choice, short answer, or short essay questions. Students are frequently asked to identify sentence evidence from the lesson that best supports the answer. Sample answers are provided which identify key points for the essays. In addition, there are section review activities and some bonus activities.

In these books, students will:
     •  Supply supporting evidence for many of their answers
     •  Supply essay evidence to support their conclusions by drawing on specific information from the lesson
     •  Draw inferences and conclusions based on their evaluation of the evidence
     •  Distinguish between facts and opinions
     •  Analyze historical chronology to see history as a series of interrelated events
     •  Acquire new vocabulary
     •  Learn to interpret and draw information from geographical maps, political cartoons, and charts

U.S. History Detective® Book 2 focuses on the late 1800s to the 21st century. The lessons and activities in this book are organized around these time periods:
     •  The Gilded Age: 1870-1900
     •  Imperialism and Progressives: 1890s-1910s
     •  The Great War: 1914-1919
     •  The Roaring Twenties: 1920-1929
     •  The Great Depression: 1929-1939
     •  World War II: 1939-1945
     •  The 1950s
     •  The 1960s
     •  The 1970s
     •  The 1980s
     •  The 1990s
     •  Bridge to the 21st Century