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U.S. History (1865–Present) & Constitutional Foundations

Grades 10–12 | Lexile 1170

  • Introduces and provides practice in key social studies skills and practices, including
    —geographic reasoning;
    —gathering, interpreting, and using evidence;
    —chronological reasoning;
    —comparison and contextualization;
    —economics; and
    —civic participation.
  • Unit Essential Questions and chapter Compelling Questions focus reading and research on large topics and themes of American history and the Constitution.
  • Activities presented in the sidebar prompt students to engage with concepts, events, and primary sources.
  • Includes letters, political cartoons, editorials, and other primary source documents.
  • Inquiry activities—ranging from structured to student-directed—provide ample opportunities to engage in the real work of historians.
  • Chapter and unit reviews include Key Terms by Theme, stimulus-based questions, multiple-choice questions, document-based questions, and thematic essays.
  • Enhanced coverage of landmark cases of the United States Supreme Court.
  • The four-color design provides strong text and image structure, improves usability, and enhances meaning.
  • The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution are provided in the Appendix.
  • U.S. History (1865–Present) & Constitutional Foundations