Learning to some is a complete chore, something they are forced to do and they hate it. For others it is enjoyable to sit for hours and read, absorbing facts, figures and events. Whichever side you fall upon, or indeed your children do, this book is going to be a great help to them if they are studying American History.
Whilst this book is specifically aimed towards middle schoolers in the United States, (those who are in 6th -8th Grade), but that doesn’t mean that those inquizative people from around the world of all ages should be denied access to this book. Besides being a fun and enjoyable read, the book would be perfect to help understand the history of America, putting many contemporary events and T.V shows or movies into context and make them better understood. The book covers the following, but not limited to, areas of American history:
- Native Americans
- The Colonies
- The Revolutionary War
- The War of 1812
- Civil War Reconstruction
- World War I & II
- The Great Depression
- Civil Rights
- The Vietnam War
- The Cold War
- War in Iraq
- Universal Healthcare
If you remember CliffsNotes from your time in school, then you will have a bit of an idea how around half of this workbook is set out, the other half being a workbook. Everything You Need To Ace American History In One Big Fat Notebook is a book that has a definite feel about it, as if you have been handed a text book where the most studious kid in the class sat down and annotated everything for you. It is filled with everything you need to know, but also side notes about important things to remember as they could be a part of your exams. Not only that but it is enjoyable to go through and makes learning much more fun. How?
- Throughout the book you will find doodles that aim to help you remember important things
- At the end of each chapter there is also a quiz so that you can test your knowledge and see where you might need to study a little more on a particular subject.
- As well as the doodles dotted about your new favourite workbook, you will come across mnemonics. Mnemonics are phrases that help you to remember a specific order, contents, important things. A good example of this is ‘Never Eat Shredded Wheat.’ If you take the first letter of each word, N.E.S.W, do they look familiar? How about North East South West? This is one way to remember the compass points and the order in which you will find them travelling clockwise around the compass.