Social Studies Textbook Adoption

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Social Studies Textbook Adoption

 

California is adopting new Social Studies textbooks this year.  Fisher Hill has an excellent bilingual supplementary textbook for U.S. history and geography called United States of America Stories, Map, Activities in Spanish and English.  This is a series of four workbooks.

The workbooks help students improve their literacy in English, Spanish, history, and geography.  Each workbook includes stories, maps, and activities in Spanish and English.

Each state is presented by a story, then a vocabulary and comprehension page, next a map with questions, and finally a chart, table, graph, or another type of activity which presents information to the reader.  Most stories deal with a historic topic. The stories are about men and women from different racial groups who have helped build this nation. The words and questions on the vocabulary and comprehension page are to be used in conjunction with the story.  The map shows some of the major cities, rivers, and products of that state.  The charts, tables, and graphs present information for students to read and use.

In Book 1, the twelve states covered are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, and Idaho. Topics in Book 1 include:

Civil Rights

Colonial Life

Colonization

Congress

Declaration of Independence

Disney World

Earthquakes

Exxon Valdez

Famous People
Ghost Towns
Glaciers
Jamestown
Kennedy Space Center
Mining
Missions
Native Americans
Pearl Harbor
Supreme Court
Taxes
World War I
World War II

 In Book 2, the thirteen states covered are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi and Missouri. Topics in Book 2 include:

American Revolution
Automobile Age
Civil War
Congress
Declaration of Independence
Droughts
Environmental Protection
Famous People
Farming
Great Fire of Chicago
Jazz Age
Kansas-Nebraska Act
Ku Klux Klan
Native Americans
Pilgrims
Pony Express
Reconstruction
Slavery
World War 1
World War II

In Book 3, the thirteen states covered are Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon and Pennsylvania.  Topics in Book 3 include:

Civil War
Dust Bowl
Famous People
Great Depression
Homestead Act
Hoover Dam
Industrial Revolution
Kitty Hawk
Lewis and Clark Expedition
Native Americans
Pioneers
Railroads
Space
Thirteen Colonies
Underground Railroad
Vietnam War
World War II

World War IIIn Book 4, the twelve states covered are Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and the nation’s capital Washington D.C. Topics in Book 4 include:

Cattle Drives

Civil War
Coal Mining
Cowboys
Famous People
Farming
Great Depression
Jamestown
Native Americans
New Deal
Railroads
Slavery
Timber Industry
Tourism
Women’s Suffrage

These four workbooks provide an excellent overview of U.S. history and geography.

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Visit us on line at www.Fisher-Hill.com to learn more about our United States of America Stories, Map, Activities in Spanish and English series.