It examines three major themes througout this period: - Civil Rights, tracing the story of the black population from emancipation through to the 1960s.
Author: Joanne De Pennington
Publisher: Hodder Education
Modern America is a comprehensive core text covering the history of the USA from the end of the Civil War in 1865 to 1990. It examines three major themes througout this period: - Civil Rights, tracing the story of the black population from emancipation through to the 1960s. It asks of these and other minorities how far have different social groups in the USA achieved equality and freedom - Foreign policy, examining the reasons for and the results of the USAs transition from isolationism to worldwide involvement in many arenas. - Industrial growth and change, investigating the USA's development as an economic superpower and the problems and opportunities this has created at home and in the wider world. Modern America is written and edited by leading practitioners who have applied two decades of experience in history curriculum development to the challenge of helping students make the leap from middle to senior secondary schhol. It combines clear explanation with a source-based, enquiry-led approach. It offers a clear and penetrating narrative which gives students a deep insight into the issues required for understanding the development of the contemporary USA, thorough exam preparation through carefully designed tasks and a wide range of revision strategies including structured content summaries.
Target and Actual Percentage Distribution of Questions by Grade and Historical
Theme Grades 4 , 8 , and 12 Target and ... The Development of Modern America
( 1865 to 1920 ) 5 % 9 % 10 % 13 % 15 % 15 % Modern America and the World ...
Author: Alexandra S. Beatty
Publisher: Department of Education
This book describes results from the 1994 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessment in U.S. history, conducted at grades 4, 8, and 12. Included in this report card are the results of students' achievement at each grade and within various subgroups of the general population. The report discusses the relationships between student performance and instructional and home background variables. This information gives educators a context for evaluating the U.S. history achievement of students and the results that may be used to guide reform efforts. Chapters include: (1) "NAEP 1994 U.S. History Assessment"; (2) "U.S. History Results for the Nation and Regions"; (3) "U.S. History Achievement Levels"; (4) "Contexts in which Students Learn History"; and (5) "What Students Know and Can Do in U.S. History." A conclusion, three appendices, 52 tables, and 13 figures complete the book. (EH)
The essays included here are sure to engage students, provoke lively classroom discussion, and promote critical thinking.
Author: Charles William Calhoun
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Calhoun (history, East Carolina U., Greenville) offers a reader of 19 biographical essays from a series surveying modern US history from the perspective of a diversity of citizens: e.g. a former slave, interned Japanese immigrants, and champions of various causes. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Por