Grade 8 History/Geography "Understanding North American History" Set

Grade 8 History/Geography "Understanding North American History" Set

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This course tells how Europeans discovered, explored, and settled North America; describes the people who lived here when Europeans came; and explains how economic and cultural changes took place. In addition to United States history, this course includes an overview of Canadian history and of United States and Canadian geography.

The historical events selected for coverage are those that have had the greatest impact on America. Though wars and military actions are covered, they are not overemphasized. Some cultural trends are explained.

Students will also learn how God's people fared amid the changing scenes. They will see that although man accomplishes many things, God overrules to bring about His purposes.

The hardcover textbook has 28 chapters divided into 7 units. The first unit covers the geography of North America, and the other units each cover a segment of United States or Canadian history. Each chapter contains three sections that are each followed by exercises that check the students' understanding of the material. A chapter review follows each chapter, and often includes work with outline maps that are found in the pupil's book. Many color and well as black-and-white pictures and illustrations are scattered throughout the book.

The hardcover teacher's manual includes teaching helps, main concepts, Christian perspectives, and answer keys. For every chapter, suggestions are given for further research, which can be used as the basis for oral or written reports. In addition, there is a quiz on each chapter, which may be given as an oral or a written exercise.

A separate test booklet contains tests to follow every one or two chapters (20 tests total).

Supplementary items (not included):

Table of Contents

  • Introduction

Unit One: North American Geography

Chapter 1. Geography of the United States and Canada
  • 1. History and Geography
  • 2. United States Geography
  • 3. Canadian Geography

Unit Two: Times of Exploration and Settlement, 1000-1750

Chapter 2. Discovery and Exploration
  • 1. Vikings in North America
  • 2. Changes in Europe
  • 3. Voyages of Discovery
  • So Far This Year
Chapter 3. American Indians
  • 1. Indians before Columbus
  • 2. Indians at the Time of Columbus
  • 3. Indian Contributions
Chapter 4. Spanish Exploration of North America
  • 1. Spanish Exploration of North America
  • 2. Spanish Settlement of North America
  • 3. Spanish Decline
  • So Far This Year
Chapter 5. New France
  • 1. Settlement of New France
  • 2. Institutions of New France
  • 3. Expansion of New France
Chapter 6. English Colonies
  • 1. The First English Settlements
  • 2. New England, Maryland, and the Carolinas
  • 3. The Middle Colonies and Georgia
  • So Far This Year
Chapter 7. Colonial Life in America
  • 1. Colonial People
  • 2. The Colonial Economy
  • 3. Colonial Government and Religion

Unit Three: Times of Founding, 1650-1790

Chapter 8. British North America
  • 1. British and French Rivalry
  • 2. The French and Indian War
  • 3. Nonresistant People During the Colonial Period
  • So Far This Year
Chapter 9. The American Revolution
  • 1. American and British Disagreements
  • 2. Independence Declared and Won
  • 3. Nonresistant People During the Revolution
Chapter 10. American Government
  • 1. The Articles of Confederation
  • 2. The Constitutional Convention
  • 3. The Constitution
  • So Far This Year

Unit Four: Times of Growth, 1790-1850

Chapter 11. National Beginnings
  • 1. The Federalist
  • 2. The Jeffersonians
  • 3. The War of 1812
  • So Far This Year
Chapter 12. National Progress
  • 1. The Era of Good Feelings
  • 2. The Age of Jackson
  • 3. The Rise of the Whigs
Chapter 13. National Development
  • 1. The Industrial North
  • 2. The "Cotton Kingdom" South and the Growing West
  • 3. The Reform Spirit
  • So Far This Year
Chapter 14. National Expansion
  • 1. Texas and the Mexican War
  • 2. The Oregon Territory
  • 3. California and the Gold Rush

Unit Five: Times of Trouble, 1850-1877

Chapter 15. "A House Divided": The 1850s
  • 1. Divisive Issues
  • 2. Divisive Events
  • 3. Division and Secession
  • So Far This Year
Chapter 16. The Civil War
  • 1. The Civil War, Part 1: 1861-1862
  • 2. The Civil War, Part 2: 1863-1865
  • 3. Costs and Results of the Civil War; Experiences of the Nonresistant People
Chapter 17. Reconstruction
  • 1. Presidential Reconstruction
  • 2. Congressional Reconstruction
  • 3. The End of Reconstruction
  • So Far This Year
Chapter 18. The Development of Canada
  • 1. Upper and Lower Canada
  • 2. Birth of the Dominion of Canada
  • 3. Growth of the Dominion

Unit Six: Times of Change, 1859-1920

Chapter 19. The Last Frontier
  • 1. The Miners and Railroaders
  • 2. The Indians
  • 3. The Cattlemen and Homesteaders
  • So Far This Year
Chapter 20. The Industrial Age
  • 1. Change in Industry and Agriculture
  • 2. Changes in Society
  • 3. Change in Politics
Chapter 21. World Power
  • 1. Expansionism and the Spanish-American War
  • 2. The Open Door in the Far East
  • 3. The "Big Stick" in Latin America
  • So Far This Year
Chapter 22. Progressive Reform
  • 1. The Progressive Movement
  • 2. Progressives in Power: Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft
  • 3. Another Progressive in Power: Woodrow Wilson
Chapter 23. The United States and World War I
  • 1. Neutrality in World War I
  • 2. Involvement in World War I and the Peace Conference
  • 3. Nonresistance in World War I
  • So Far This Year

Unit Seven: Modern Times, 1920-2000

Chapter 24. Prosperity and Hardship
  • 1. The "Roaring Twenties"
  • 2. The Great Depression
  • 3. The "New Deal"
  • So Far This Year
Chapter 25. The United States and World War II
  • 1. Prelude to United States Participation
  • 2. United States Participation in World War II
  • 3. Results of World War II, Experiences of Nonresistant People
Chapter 26. Tranquil Years: America in the 1950s
  • 1. Years of Confrontation
  • 2. Years of Prosperity
  • 3. Years of Peace
  • So Far This Year
Chapter 27. Turbulent Years: America in the 1960s
  • 1. Crisis and Tragedy
  • 2. Change and Upheaval
  • 3. Discord, War, and Nonresistance
Chapter 28. Recent Years: America From 1970 into the 2000s
  • 1. Challenges of the 1970s
  • 2. Developments of the 1980s
  • 3. Events of the 1990s
  • So Far This Year
  • Map Section
  • Glossary
  • Statistics of the United States and Canada
  • Presidents of the United States
  • Map Index
  • General Index
  • Photo and Map Credits
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