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Breaking Away from the Textbook A Creative Approach to Teaching American History

ISBN-10: 1578862930
ISBN-13: 9781578862931
Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)
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Description: This Third Edition updates the decades of the 1980s and 1990s and moves into the events and issues of the 21st century. Designed as a teaching supplement for any U.S. history course of study, it can be used in its entirety or selectively to fill in  More...

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Book details

List price: $81.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Education
Publication date: 11/17/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

This Third Edition updates the decades of the 1980s and 1990s and moves into the events and issues of the 21st century. Designed as a teaching supplement for any U.S. history course of study, it can be used in its entirety or selectively to fill in gaps left by traditional textbooks and curricula. The authors seek to bring U.S. history to life for students by providing them with skills to analyze the past and to make history a part of their lives.

Foreword
Introduction to the First Edition
Introduction to the Second Edition
Introduction to the Third Edition
Exploration of the New World
Project List
Homework Assignments
Venturing into the Unknown
Selected Explorers
We Are All Explorers
Rate the Mate
Does the End Justify the Means?
What Made Them Tick?
What Would You Think?
Skippers' Yarns
If Columbus Had Stayed Home
The Colonists
Project List
Homework Assignments
Who Came and Why?
New England Colonies
Middle Colonies
Southern Colonies
The Colonial Frontier
Writing the Mayflower Compact
Town Meeting in Plymouth
Colonial Norms and Values
Grain Buffet
Colonial Survival Stories
Interviewing the Colonists
Panel of Experts
Rewriting History
The American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence
Project List
Homework Assignments
Events Leading to the Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence
The War
Culminating Questions about the American Revolution
Choosing Independence, Part 1
Choosing Independence, Part 2
Choosing Independence, Part 3
Choosing Independence, Part 4
Taking a Stand
How Angry Would You Get?
Read the Declaration of Independence
The Constitution and the Bill of Rights
Project List
Homework Assignments
Articles of Confederation
Constitutional Convention and Ratification
The Constitution
The Bill of Rights
Ready for Change
A New Constitution
How Good Are You at Compromising?
Debates
Happy Birthday, Constitution
Rights and Responsibilities
Establishing the New Nation
Project List
Homework Assignments
George Washington's Term of Office
Events under the John Adams Administration
Thomas Jefferson's Administration
The War of 1812
The Monroe Doctrine
Selecting a Cabinet
Upon His Retirement
Improvisations
Debates
Political Party Campaign
What Would You Do? How Would You Feel?
Using Power
Expansion and the Frontier
Project List
Homework Assignments
Manifest Destiny and the Pioneer Spirit
The Acquisition of New Territories
Pioneer Life
Native Americans
What Can You Do?
Where Lies the Truth?
What Would They Say?
The Trail of Tears
Weighing What to Take
Choices
Starting Over
Survival Manual
Law Enforcers versus Lawbreakers
Vigilante Justice
Tall Tales
The Civil War
Project List
Homework Assignments
The Slave Experience
Differences That Grew between the North and the South
Events That Led to the Civil War
The Civil War
Spoon Fashion
Classroom Writing
Could You Be an Abolitionist?
How Important Is Freedom to You?
The Webster-Hayne Debate
Stagecoach Quartet
The Dred Scott Decision
The Lincoln-Douglas Debate
Secession
Reading Aloud
Point of View Questionnaire
Writing about Slavery
Using Movies in Class
Reconstruction
Project List
Homework Assignments
Political Issues
Social Issues
Reflections on the War
How to Treat the South
Would Things Be Different If ...?
Adjusting to Change
On Fear
Interviewing the People
"O Captain! My Captain!"
Life Across the United States, 1865-1900
Project List
Homework Assignments
Innovations That Changed American Life, 1865-1900
Rural Life, 1865-1900
Life in the Cities, 1865-1900
Time
Necessity and Inventions
What's Left to Invent?
Progress or Problem?
"Modern" Round Robin
The Industrial Revolution
Project List
Homework Assignments
Mass Production and the Factory System
The Growth of Corporations
Labor Unions
Working on an Assembly Line
Efficiency Experts
How Strikes Affect People's Lives
What Will You Do?
Deciding on Demands
Business Ethics
Union versus Management
Fair and Reasonable
Rating the Industrial Revolution
Immigration
Project List
Homework Assignments
Why and How Immigrants Came to the United States
The Immigrant Experience in the United States
Laws Affecting Immigrants
Freestyle Writing
Role-Playing
Making Choices
A New Start
Illegal Aliens
Problem Solving
Discussing Feelings
Multiple-Choice Exercise-Problems of Immigrants
A Multicultural Class
Debates Dealing with Immigration Today
Images of Immigration
Culminating Activity-International Fair
The United States Becomes a World Power
Project List
Homework Assignments
The Spanish-American War
Panama Canal
Steps into World Involvement
World War I
Foreign Policy Hearings
What Is Your Foreign Policy?
Find the Facts
Civilians at War
If We Had Stayed Home
The Twenties
Project List
Homework Assignments
Why the Twenties Roared
The Other Side of the Twenties
Prohibition
The Stock Market Crash
History Repeats Itself
Sound Effects
Time Capsule
Seeing the Opposite Point of View
Roundtable Discussion about Prohibition
You Are the Jury
Investing in the Stock Market
The Great Depression
Project List
Homework Assignments
Effects on People
The New Deal
Continue the Story
How Would You Feel if ...?
Meeting with President Hoover
Experiencing the Depression
Viewing Pictures
Town Meeting
New Deal Hit Parade
World War II
Project List
Homework Assignments
Events That Led to Our Involvement in the War
The Home Front
Overseas
Japanese Internment Camps
The End of the War
Group Decision Making
Reaction Register
Panel Discussion on Alternatives
Public Service Advertising Campaign
Dear Mr. President
Election Campaign of Roosevelt versus Dewey
Hiroshima No Pika
The Postwar Years, 1945-1959
Project List
Homework Assignments
Return to Peacetime
Culture during the Fifties
Civil Rights during the Fifties
Fear of Communism
Foreign Affairs
Gl Bill of Rights
Congressional Committees
NATO Debate
Mediation
Fallout-Shelter Decisions
Conforming
Debates
The Fifties Jukebox
To Confess or Not to Confess
Culminating Activity-The Dinner Party
The Sixties
Project List
Homework Assignments
Moving into the Sixties
The Kennedy Years
The Johnson Years: Domestic Accomplishments
Civil Rights in the Sixties
Vietnam: A War at Home and Abroad
The Space Program
How Life Changed
Moving into the Sixties
"Ask Not...."
A Great Society
Checklist for a Great Society
Stuck in an Elevator
How Far Would You Go?
"Sixties-In"
The Seventies
Project List
Homework Assignments
Vietnam Continued: A War at Home and Abroad
Social Issues and Movements
Nixon's Presidency and Watergate
The Carter Presidency
Trial of Lieutenant William Calley
Sexual Stereotypes
Debates on Issues of the Seventies
Reverse Discrimination?
Identifying Feelings
Multicultural Multimedia Celebration
The Eighties and Nineties: Ending the Twentieth Century
Project List
Homework Assignments
Events at Home
Iran-Contra
The Persian Gulf War
A Question of Ethics
Independent Decision Making
What's Wrong Here?
Return of the Hostages
Columbine-Never Again!
I Didn't Know That!
Taking Responsibility
Facing the Twenty-First Century
Project List
Homework Assignments
Terrorism
New Technology
Economic Challenges
Health Issues
Protecting the Environment
Social Issues
Political Issues
9/11 Remembrances
Developing Foreign Policy
Fix It
Is This Fair?
Wireless New World
What Can You Do about It?
Burning CDs
Protecting the Environment
Help Wanted-A TV Program
New Age Family
Classroom Visit
Child Labor
Interviewing the Experts
Interaction with Senior Citizens
Who Gets the Heart Transplant?
Advice for Future Generations
Difficult to Resolve
Social Action Groups
Where Should the Money Go?
Wish List for the Twenty-First Century
Current Events
Expressing Opinions
Cooperative Learning
News Broadcast
Classroom Writing
Political Cartoons
Skill Honing
Debate
News as Research
Know Your Newspaper
Term Papers
Choosing an Appropriate Topic
Locating Information
Writing an Outline
Taking Notes
Revising the Outline
Writing a Rough Draft
Writing the Final Draft
A Special Classroom Library: Beyond Reference
Introducing a Unit
Enhancing Lessons
Using Children's Picture Books
Independent Silent Reading
Presentations
Historical Magazines
Lending System
Guidelines for Book Reports Based on Historical Fiction
Guidelines for Book Reports Based on Biographies
Book List for U.S. History
Explorers
Early Colonial Life
American Revolution
Pioneers and Westward Expansion
Slavery and the Civil War
Women in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
Immigration
Industrial Revolution, Early Urban Life, and Labor
World War I
The Great Depression
World War II
Civil and Constitutional Rights
Vietnam
The Nineties and into the Twenty-First Century
Debates
About the Authors

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