Use as a standalone textbook, a resource of supplemental activities to enrich another textbook, or as a great way to review. The vocabulary and content skills are based on common state Social Studies standards and support critical thinking into the content lessons. The questions in this book series require deeper analysis and frequently ask for supporting evidence from the lesson. This in-depth analysis produces greater understanding, which results in better grades and higher test scores. Over time, students who practice critical thinking learn to apply it throughout their education and their lives. Students will: Focus on reading comprehension, writing skills, and vocabulary. Examine historical passages, followed by a series of multiple choice, short answer, or short essay questions. Use specific information from the lesson to draw inferences and conclusions based on students’ evaluation of the evidence. Be encouraged to distinguish between facts and opinions.Copyright 2016. Grades 8-12. 8 x 11 inches. Softcover, Reproducible. 311 pages.