Use as stand-alone textbooks, resources with supplemental activities to enrich another textbook, or as an excellent way to review. Based on common state Social Studies standards, the questions in this book series require deep analysis and frequently ask for supporting evidence from the lesson. Focus on American history from the time of the first European explorers interacting with Native Americans through the changes and challenges of the modern era.In these books, students will: Supply evidence to support conclusions. Analyze historical chronology. Interpret and draw information from maps, political cartoons, and charts. 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 their evaluation of the evidence. Distinguish between facts and opinions.Copyright 2015dash;2016. Recommended for grades 8dash;12. Reproducible. 8 x 11 inches. Softcover, 336 and 311 pages.