The American Journey: Modern Times © 2009

Grade Levels: 6-9

The American Journey: Modern Times is the last half of The American Journey and begins in 1858 (Unit 6). A two-chapter Prologue reviews history from pre-exploration to Reconstruction. The Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Citizenship Handbook are also included. Create a seamless two-year scope and sequence for middle school by pairing this program with The American Journey: Early Years.

An unparalleled author team, including National Geographic, ensures accuracy in every detail of the narrative, maps, and charts

About the Program

Features:

Accessible Reading and Reading Strategies Are a Priority

  • Exclusive! Foldables—student-made three-dimensional graphic organizers—are a unique strategy that helps students read effectively and also can be used as assessment or study tools.
  • A Guide to Reading, Reading Checks, and a Summary in every chapter keep students on track as they learn to read for information and process what they’ve read.
  • The extensive use of graphics, maps, and photography creates a visual/verbal approach that appeals to all your students.

Relevance is Part of Every Lesson

  • TIME Notebooks allow students to step into the past, learning about everyday life in various periods and the “hot topics” of different eras.
  • What Life Was Like and Hands-On History fully engage students in learning and give them an understanding of parallels between earlier generations and their own.

National Geographic Brings its Unequalled Expertise to Every Page

  • Colorful, easy-to-read maps help students understand the where and why of history.
  • Geography and History features show students how geography and events intertwine to create the history of a location or the nation.

Continual Practice in Social Studies Skills

  • The program emphasizes skill development—from reading maps to analyzing primary and secondary sources to exploring the connections between history and geography, economics, government, citizenship, and current events.

Abundant Opportunities for Students to Demonstrate Proficiency

  • The Standardized Test Practice provides systematic, ongoing test preparation. As your students learn, they are simultaneously preparing to demonstrate their knowledge of American history in standardized test formats.

Program Components

  • The American Journey Modern Times, Daily Test Practice Transparencies
    The American Journey Modern Times, Daily Test Practice Transparencies
  • The American Journey, America in a Modern Era Resource Book
    The American Journey, America in a Modern Era Resource Book
  • The American Journey, Challenges at  Home and Abroad Resource Book
    The American Journey, Challenges at Home and Abroad Resource Book
  • The American Journey, Change and Conflict Resource Book
    The American Journey, Change and Conflict Resource Book
  • The American Journey, Modern Times, Authentic Assessment with Rubrics
    The American Journey, Modern Times, Authentic Assessment with Rubrics
  • The American Journey, Modern Times, ExamView Assessment Suite, CD-ROM
    The American Journey, Modern Times, ExamView Assessment Suite, CD-ROM
  • The American Journey, Modern Times, Lesson Transparencies
    The American Journey, Modern Times, Lesson Transparencies
  • The American Journey, Modern Times, Presentation Plus! with MindJogger CD-ROM
    The American Journey, Modern Times, Presentation Plus! with MindJogger CD-ROM
  • The American Journey, Modern Times, Quizzes and Tests
    The American Journey, Modern Times, Quizzes and Tests
  • The American Journey, Modern Times, Reading Essentials and Note-Taking Guide Answer Key
    The American Journey, Modern Times, Reading Essentials and Note-Taking Guide Answer Key
  • The American Journey, Modern Times, Spanish Activities
    The American Journey, Modern Times, Spanish Activities
  • The American Journey, Modern Times, Spanish Reading Essentials and Note-Taking Guide Answer Key
    The American Journey, Modern Times, Spanish Reading Essentials and Note-Taking Guide Answer Key
  • The American Journey, Modern Times, Reading Essentials and Note-Taking Guide
    The American Journey, Modern Times, Reading Essentials and Note-Taking Guide
  • The American Journey, Modern Times, Reading and Study Skills Foldables
    The American Journey, Modern Times, Reading and Study Skills Foldables
  • The American Journey, Modern Times, Spanish Reading Essentials and Note-Taking Guide
    The American Journey, Modern Times, Spanish Reading Essentials and Note-Taking Guide
  • The American Journey, Modern Times, StudentWorks Plus CD-ROM
    The American Journey, Modern Times, StudentWorks Plus CD-ROM
  • The American Journey: Modern Times, Student Edition
    The American Journey: Modern Times, Student Edition
  • Social Studies, American Biographies
    Social Studies, American Biographies
  • Social Studies, American History Primary Source Document Library CD-ROM Windows/Macintosh
    Social Studies, American History Primary Source Document Library CD-ROM Windows/Macintosh
  • The American Journey, Modern Times, The American Journey Modern Times Spotlight Videos DVD
    The American Journey, Modern Times, The American Journey Modern Times Spotlight Videos DVD
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Research Base

  • Research Base for The American Journey
    Research conducted on The American Journey in schools across the United States using quantitative and qualitative methods was collected and compiled to support the effectiveness of The American Journey in classrooms. Research methods used include focus groups, teacher discussion groups, and classroom visits. Summaries of this data are also included in this booklet. The section entitled Research on the Elements of an Effective Textbook includes independent research on reading, learning styles, and geography and cartography. The section entitled Research on the Effectiveness of Glencoe’s Social Studies Textbooks includes both quantitative and qualitative research based on independent studies conducted with classroom teachers.
  • Research Base for The American Journey World War I series
    Research conducted on The American Journey to World War I in schools across the United States using quantitative and qualitative methods was collected and compiled to support the effectiveness of The American Journey to World War I in classrooms. Research methods used include focus groups, teacher discussion groups, and classroom visits. Summaries of this data are also included in this booklet. The section entitled "Program Research"? includes independent research on reading, learning styles, and geography and cartography. The section entitled "Results and Validation"? both quantitative and qualitative research based on independent studies conducted with classroom teachers.