The American Vision © 2010

Grade Levels: 6-12
The American Vision boasts an exceptional author team with specialized expertise in colonial, Civil War, 20th-century, and Civil Rights history. The full panorama of American history comes alive through their vivid and accurate retelling, and the co-authorship of National Geographic ensures that the program's maps, charts, and graphs are correct to the last detail.

About the Program

Features:

  • Glencoe’s one-of-a-kind content reading strategy makes it easier for your students to become active, critical readers. It includes:
    • Reading Intervention Tools
    • Graphic Organizers in section openers and assessments
    • Prior Knowledge Activators in every lesson
    • In-text Reading Checks
    • Reading and Writing Prompts
  • National Geographic maps add dimension to the narrative and give students anunderstanding of the interrelationships of places and events.
  • Our industry-leading technology allows us to bring you The American Vision in three formats—printed textbook, interactive multimedia online edition, and StudentWorks Plus which is a CD-ROM edition with workbooks and Student Presentation Builder. You and your students have access to the program’s vast resources whenever and however you wish.

Contents:

Reading for Information - Themes in American History Early American History

Review Test - National Geographic Reference Atlas

National Geographic Geography Handbook - Geographic Dictionary

Unit 1 Three Worlds Meet, Beginnings to 1763

  • Chapter 1 Converging Cultures: Prehistory to 1520
  • Chapter 2 Colonizing America, 1519-1732
  • Chapter 3 Colonial Ways of Life, 1607-1763

Unit 2 Creating a Nation, 1754 to 1816

  • Chapter 4 The American Revolution, 1754-1783
    • Special Section: The Text of the Declaration of Independence
  • Chapter 5 Creating a Constitution
  • Chapter 6 Federalists and Republicans, 1789-1816

Unit 3 The Young Republic, 1789-1850

  • Chapter 7 Growth and Division, 1816-1832
  • Chapter 8 The Spirit of Reform, 1828-1845
  • Chapter 9 Manifest Destiny, 1840-1848

Unit 4 The Crisis of Union, 1848-1877

  • Chapter 10 Sectional Conflict Intensifies, 1848-1860
  • Chapter 11 The Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Chapter 12 Reconstruction, 1865-1877

Unit 5 The Birth of Modern America, 1877-1900

  • Chapter 13 Settling the West, 1865-1900
  • Chapter 14 The Industrialization of America, 1865-1901
  • Chapter 15 Immigration, Urbanization, and Life in the United States, 1865-1896
  • Chapter 16 Politics and Reform, 1877-1896
    • Civics Handbook
    • The Constitution of the United States

Unit 6 Imperialism and Progressivism, 1890-1919

  • Chapter 17 Becoming a World Power, 1872-1912
  • Chapter 18 The Progressive Movement, 1890-1919
  • Chapter 19 World War I, 1914-1919

Unit 7 Boom and Bust, 1920-1941

  • Chapter 20 The Jazz Age, 1921-1929
  • Chapter 21 "Normalcy" and Good Times, 1921-1929
  • Chapter 22 The Great Depression Begins, 1929-1932
  • Chapter 23 Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1933-1939

Unit 8 Global Struggles, 1941 to 1960

  • Chapter 24 World in Flames, 1931-1941
  • Chapter 25 America and World War II, 1941-1945
  • Chapter 26 The Cold War Begins, 1945-60
  • Chapter 27 Post-War America, 1945-1960

Unit 9 A Time of Upheaval, 1954-1980

  • Chapter 28 The New Frontier and the Great Society, 1961-1968
  • Chapter 29 The Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968
  • Chapter 30 The Vietnam War, 1954-1975
  • Chapter 31 The Politics of Protest, 1960-1980

Unit 10 A Changing Society, 1968-Present

  • Chapter 32 Politics and Economics, 1971-1980
  • Chapter 33 Resurgence of Conservatism, 1980-1992
  • Chapter 34 Into a New Century, 1992-Present

Appendix - Presidents of the United States

Primary Sources Library Documents of American History

Supreme Court Case Summaries Glossary

Spanish Glossary

Index

Program Components

  • Social Studies American Biographies
    Social Studies American Biographies
  • The American Vision, Authentic Assessment with Rubrics
    The American Vision, Authentic Assessment with Rubrics
  • The American Vision, Spanish Summaries and Activities
    The American Vision, Spanish Summaries and Activities
  • Exploring Our World, Graphic Organizer Transparencies, Strategies, and Activities
    Exploring Our World, Graphic Organizer Transparencies, Strategies, and Activities
  • Social Studies, American Issues: A Documentary Reader, Teacher Edition
    Social Studies, American Issues: A Documentary Reader, Teacher Edition
  • Social Studies, Building Academic Vocabulary
    Social Studies, Building Academic Vocabulary
  • Social Studies, English Learners Handbook
    Social Studies, English Learners Handbook
  • Social Studies, Outline Map Resource Book
    Social Studies, Outline Map Resource Book
  • Social Studies, The Living Constitution, Teacher Edition
    Social Studies, The Living Constitution, Teacher Edition
  • Social Studies, Writers' Guidebook for Social Studies
    Social Studies, Writers' Guidebook for Social Studies
  • Social Studies, Writing Process Transparencies for High School Social Studies
    Social Studies, Writing Process Transparencies for High School Social Studies
  • The American Vision, American History in Graphic Novel
    The American Vision, American History in Graphic Novel
  • The American Vision, Cause and Effect Transparencies, Strategies, and Activities
    The American Vision, Cause and Effect Transparencies, Strategies, and Activities
  • The American Vision, Daily Focus Transparencies, Strategies, and Activities
    The American Vision, Daily Focus Transparencies, Strategies, and Activities
  • The American Vision, Differentiated Instruction for the American History Classroom
    The American Vision, Differentiated Instruction for the American History Classroom
  • Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics, and You, The Declaration of Independence & U.S. Constitution, Spanish
    Civics Today: Citizenship, Economics, and You, The Declaration of Independence & U.S. Constitution, Spanish
  • Social Studies, Graphing Tool CD-ROM
    Social Studies, Graphing Tool CD-ROM
  • Social Studies, High School American History Reading and Study Skills Foldables
    Social Studies, High School American History Reading and Study Skills Foldables
  • Social Studies, Living Constitution, Student Edition
    Social Studies, Living Constitution, Student Edition
  • The American Vision, Reading Essentials and Note-Taking Guide Workbook
    The American Vision, Reading Essentials and Note-Taking Guide Workbook
  • The American Vision, Spanish Reading Essentials and Note-Taking Guide Workbook
    The American Vision, Spanish Reading Essentials and Note-Taking Guide Workbook
  • The American Vision, Standardized Test Practice, Student Edition
    The American Vision, Standardized Test Practice, Student Edition
  • The American Vision, Student Edition
    The American Vision, Student Edition
  • The American Vision, StudentWorks Plus CD-ROM
    The American Vision, StudentWorks Plus CD-ROM
  • The American Vision, StudentWorks Plus DVD
    The American Vision, StudentWorks Plus DVD
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