Pearson Prentice Hall has announced the launch of its new United States History program. According to the announcement, the program personalizes the study of U.S. history and teaches students about the important events of the past through the stories of real people, the individuals who have contributed in large and small ways to the building of the nation.
Innovative features include the American Issues Connector system, which encourages students to explore fundamental themes that have been debated throughout American history and that continue to affect our nation today, such as "America's Role as Global Peacekeeper," and "Civil Liberties and National Security." Students are introduced to these important issues in full-page features, revisit them in every chapter, and track them over the span of U.S. history.
The StudentEXPRESS CD-ROM features Witness History audio and video clips, integrating primary sources, stories, music, and voices throughout the program; and Geography Interactive helps students understand the impact of geography on history.
United States History offers a comprehensive system that allows all students to master standards-based concepts, and supports teachers by providing differentiated instruction, the announcement states. It also offers leveled study guides, providing on-level, adapted, and Spanish versions to support all students.
United States History's authors are Emma J. Lapsansky-Werner, Professor of History and Curator of the Quaker Collection at Haverford College; Peter B. Levy, Professor in the Department of History at York College of Pennsylvania; Randy Roberts, Professor of History at Purdue University; and Alan Taylor, Professor of History at University of California-Davis and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for William Cooper's Town.
A sample chapter is available at http://www.phschool.com by typing nek-0012 into the webcode box.
Source: Pearson Prentice Hall, http://www.phschool.com/