Exploring Our Past, Building Our Future
Creating America: Beginnings through World War I motivates students to interact with the past and see the impact of history on their lives today.
A collection of special features that accompany the sections enhance the instruction in the narrative. The Citizenship Handbook teaches students about the role of government and the ways in which students can get involved in their own community. Citizenship Today profiles young Americans who have made a difference in their communities and offers many community-based activities students can complete on their own. The Constitution Handbook and The Living Constitution outline the basic principles of the Constitution in a highly engaging interactive format. Historic Decisions of the Supreme Court highlight important cases and explores their impact on society.
Developed specifically to adhere to California guidelines, throughout the text, the California History-Social Science Content Standards are related on the pages of the Pupil's Edition to acquaint students and their parents with the standards that guide the content of the text.
Interdisciplinary activities, hands-on workshops, and interactive exercises prompt students to think their way through historical situations. Words and stories of people from America's past lend a personal perspective to the lessons. Creating America provides an interactive approach to reading, writing, and social studies skills that gives all students the tools they need to understand history.